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Listverse was built on the efforts of readers just like you. Readers who didn’t have any experience as writers but decided to put a list together and send it in.

So here is the deal: we love publishing lists by our regular readers. You don’t need to be an expert—you just need to have great English, a sense of humor, a love for things unusual or interesting and be in one of the following countries: US, UK, NZ, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and South Africa.

It works like this: You write your list (10 items per list minimum), you send it in, we reply and say “Great—we’ll publish it”; or we reply and say “Sorry—it isn’t the sort of thing our readers will love—give it another shot.”

Either way you win—your list will be read by us and reviewed, and if it’s amazing it will appear on the front page of Listverse to be read by millions of people!

List Payments: Some writers develop such a huge following on the site that they become paid contributing members of staff. If you think you have what it takes to become a paid writer for Listverse, send in your contributions and if they perform well, you will be promoted to a staff writer and will start getting paid immediately!

The Rules

The rules are really pretty simple. As long as your list (and we do mean yours—don’t steal other people’s stuff) is one or two paragraphs per item you can choose any topic you like. We also need you to link to reputable sources (see our author guide for more details) so we can verify the facts of what you’re saying.

To help you out with some ideas, the lists that our readers love the most (and the ones we will most likely accept) are lists that are offbeat and novel—lists that are looking at something normal in an unexpected way (ways college makes you dumb, for example), unsolved mysteries, hidden knowledge (things most people don’t know), misconceptions, and just really astonishing general knowledge about anything—science, for example.

Oh—and there’s one more thing: If you have a blog, a social media account, or a book you want to promote, mention it in the submissions form and we will stick it at the bottom of your list and on your author’s page.

Pictures and Video

When you send in your list you don’t need to include images or videos. Our team of editors does a great job selecting the best images to complement your writing. However, if you are desperate to include some of your own supporting imagery or videos, just include a link to the YouTube page or a URL of the picture you like with each item on your list. We don’t promise we’ll use them, but we’ll definitely consider them.

Please note that we publish original articles. We do not post infographics, slideshows, or “re-blogged” content. We do not publish sponsored articles or content from other sites or YouTube.

Ready to start? Just head over to the submissions form and get writing!