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 February 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 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, March 15, 2023 PST.

Our review process begins on March 16, 2023 and ends on March 31, 2023. You will be notified in the first week of April 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 April, May, or June). Payment for selected articles will be issued in April. 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:

April: Earth Day

In April, celebrate the Earth with Twilio. Earth Day is an annual celebration of our planet and the efforts to conserve and protect our natural environment. Join the movement by building an app that encourages users to get out and experience nature, protect the planet, or learn about their local ecosystems.

May: Music and Festivals

The joys of planning a journey to a music festival are here, whether you're catching the next flight out to Coachella, Lollapalooza, Primavera Sound or deciding who you want to see take main stage! What new musical genre or artist will you discover? Build a Twilio app to share new songs or lyrics with your friends. Maybe even create your own virtual listening party with friends with Twilio Voice and Video.

June: No-Code/Low-Code

Anyone can be a builder with Twilio’s no-code and low-code application tools like Twilio Studio. Develop an app that demonstrates the joy of building communications tools on the web without the overhead of servers and application code.

Themes, rules, and timelines

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 the low-code/no-code theme articles

  • 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

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

  • Must not advertise a competing product

    Will follow our standardized format for technical tutorials

  • 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.


  • February 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.

  • March 15, 2023

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

  • March 31, 2023

    Review process ends and each submission will have been evaluated.

  • April 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.

  • April 7-30, 2023

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

  • May 1, 2023

    Publishing for Music and Festivals articles will begin.

  • June 1, 2023

    Publishing for No-Code/Low-Code articles will begin.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions