Twilio Developer Voices

Become a better software developer and writer by contributing programming tutorials for the Twilio blog.

Voices Call For Content

The Developer Voices team at Twilio is on a mission to find the most creative, Twilio-powered apps in the world! Starting on May 1, 2023, authors who have not previously written for Twilio’s blog will have the opportunity to build a Twilio app, write a tutorial that explains their development process, and receive $650 USD. 

Selected submissions will be featured on – read by hundreds of thousands of developers. Join the waiting list to be notified once applications are open.


Who Can Participate

This call for content is for authors outside of Twilio that are new to the Twilio blog and have not previously participated in the Developer Voices program. If you have already written for the Twilio blog and are interested in doing so again, please contact the editor you worked with at that time. We love to hear from our contributors!

The Process

Choose which theme(s) you’re most excited about. You may submit up to three tutorials: no more than one per theme.

For each theme you want to submit for, develop a Twilio powered app using one of the following programming languages: Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, or PHP. The app must be relevant to the chosen theme.

After you’ve built your app, write a focused and detailed tutorial that explains how you built it using our style guidelines. See the Rules for Submission section for more details.

Submit your tutorial(s) no later than 5PM on Friday, June 15, 2023 PST.

Our review process begins on June 16, 2023 and ends on June 30, 2023. You will be notified in the first week of July if any of your submissions have been chosen for publication.

Articles that have been chosen for publication will be published during the given theme’s month (either July, August, or September). Payment for selected articles will be issued in July. Authors of selected articles will be given more details.

Themes, rules, and timelines

Choose Your Theme

This quarter, we have selected three (3) themes to help focus our content and your creativity. We invite you to participate in authoring topics relevant to any of the following themes:

July: AI

In July, showcase new AI technologies and how they can integrate with Twilio. Chatbots, translations, research: the opportunities are endless! Combining AI with communications can produce some very powerful apps. What are your ideas?

August: Twilio Programmable Voice

Develop an app that demonstrates the joy of building communications tools with Twilio Programmable Voice. From browser based calling to virtual voicemails to speech recognition, there are so many things to build!

September: WhatsApp

WhatsApp can be used to connect to your friends, your family, and your customers. Teach others how to build robust and interesting messaging-based apps on the WhatsApp platform.

Rules for submission

To create a fair and equitable process, we’ve compiled some resources and guidelines to assist you in drafting your best work. We strongly recommend that you take your time reading these guidelines as we won’t be able to publish any tutorial that doesn’t follow them.

Please note that we reserve the right to change any information, features, and functions of the program and its offerings without prior notice.

  • Must use code

    Except for articles using no-code or low-code tools like Twilio Studio

  • Must be original

    No plagiarism, redundant topics, or articles published elsewhere—including your own blog

  • Must adhere to the Twilio Acceptable Use Policy

    Must not violate Twilio’s Acceptable Use Policy

  • Must be educational

    Will teach the reader how to do X with Y.

  • Must follow our style guide

    Will be formatted and styled based on our style guide

  • Must be new

    Must not have previously written for the Twilio Blog through the Voices program

  • Must use a Twilio service and cannot advertise a competitor's product

    Will include communications tooling built only by Twilio

  • Must not contain any custom security solutions

    Such as a third-party library for one-time passwords.

  • Must follow a standardized format

    Will follow our standardized format for technical tutorials

  • Should not hide your voice

    Will add value and avoid filler language

  • Must be submitted in a Google Doc

    All other formats including Word documents, plain text, .pdfs are not acceptable.

  • Must be a complete tutorial

    Any incomplete tutorials, outlines, or blank documents will be rejected without further review.


  • May 1, 2023

    Applications open. If you have questions, email A team member will reply within 24-48 hours, Monday-Friday. Weekend inquiries will be followed up on the next closest business day.

  • June 15, 2023

    Applications close at 5 PM, Pacific Standard Time (PST). Submit your application along with the completed draft on this page. Review process begins.

  • June 30, 2023

    Review process ends and each submission will have been evaluated.

  • July 1-7, 2023

    Authors will be notified if their articles have been chosen for publication. Be advised that approved submissions will still be subject to our editorial review process. Your correspondence will be needed to publish. Information on the Summer 2023 Call for Content will be published on this page.

  • July 7-30, 2023

    Publishing for AI articles will begin. Payments for all selected submissions will be disbursed.

  • August 1, 2023

    Publishing for Programmable Voices articles will begin.

  • September 1, 2023

    Publishing for WhatsApp articles will begin.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions