Call For Writers 2007

Gamers With Jobs is looking for one or two talented writers to regularly contribute front page material. Writers with solid industry knowledge, strong writing skills and a commitment to produce two 1000+ word articles per month should read on for details on how to apply.

To be considered for the GWJ writing staff please submit an original, previously unpublished article meeting the following guidelines. Ability to read and follow instructions a must so please read carefully.

Submission Guidelines:

- Submission topic should analyze a game or gaming related news story of 2006.

- Submission should be between 800 and 1000 words.

- Submission should be an original work, and not have appeared elsewhere prior, including publicly viewable blogs. (If you think I should look at your previous writings, you may link to them in the submission email, but they should not substitute the assignment)

- Submissions should be sent either attached as a .doc or .txt or within the body of an email to [email protected] with the subject: 2007 GWJ Call For Writers Submission.

- The body of your email must include your name, your current forum name if applicable, the title of your article, and the best email address at which to contact you. You may also include any comments you have on why we should choose you to be the next GWJ writer.

- Submissions are due by January 31, 2007. Late submissions will not be accepted.

What We're Looking For:

- Good writing!

- Strong voice! Clever ability to turn a phrase!

- Creativity and unique commentary. You have a lot of latitude with the topic given. Be funny or serious; analytical or farcical; tightly focused or grand. Just say something unique! Make me think.

- The ability to follow instructions.

- Writers who want to improve their craft and explore opportunities for beginning a career. We want someone willing to put some time both in writing about the industry as well as being a part of a writer community.

- Industry knowledge. This is a site built around video games. Show me that you know how the present is built on the past, or even what the future may hold. Show us that you know what you're talking about without being pedantic.

- Good writing. No seriously, that's the big one.

Why You Should Write For GWJ

- Build a portfolio and a career. The work you do here gets your foot in the door if you want to write for the industry. GWJ alum and current writers have been published in numerous outlets using the work they did here as a building block.

- We offer a lot of creative freedom and encourage our writers to take chances.

- We have a strong community of writers that collaborate on articles, supply critical feedback, and support one another.

- We have a dedicated audience and receive millions of hits per year. GWJ content has been referenced by major sites and newspapers. If you write something truly inspired, people will take notice.

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We look forward to reading what you guys have to say!

- Elysium

Comments

I would attempt something, but I'm just a hack at best.

We specialize in hacks -- look at me!

MaxShrek wrote:

I would attempt something, but I'm just a hack at best.

Ditto. The quality around here has risen far beyond my ability.

MaxShrek wrote:

I would attempt something, but I'm just a hack at best.

That's a cop-out. I'm going to submit something; so are you.

I'd love to, but I tend to just ramble on and on and on with no real point or purpose.

That and all I really talk about is retrogaming.

Azure Chicken wrote:

I'd love to, but I tend to just ramble on and on and on with no real point or purpose.

That and all I really talk about is retrogaming.

Yeah, with Gametap and consoles offering old games through online services, there's nothing to talk about there, eh?

H.P. Lovesauce wrote:
Azure Chicken wrote:

I'd love to, but I tend to just ramble on and on and on with no real point or purpose.

That and all I really talk about is retrogaming.

Yeah, with Gametap and consoles offering old games through online services, there's nothing to talk about there, eh? :P

I use a Mac, so no Gametap goodness for me. If I can't get media and get it to run in DOSBox, I don't really play it. Fortunately, there's more games here than immediately apparent.

The virtual console would be great, if I could find Wii points -anywhere- here. Beyond that, I just buy SNES carts.

It'd be nice to see some of the old school writers return. I did forward the call off to my buddy ShadeRaven.

NaNoWriMo meets GWJ! I like it! I'm sooooo in.

tell me via pm thoughts on the one I sent...and whether I qualify or not...then my people will talk to your people...

Azure Chicken wrote:

The virtual console would be great, if I could find Wii points -anywhere- here. Beyond that, I just buy SNES carts. :)

You know you can get points while ON the Wii with a credit card, right?

Warlock wrote:

You know you can get points while ON the Wii with a credit card, right?

Not having a credit card makes this somewhat complicated...

H.P. Lovesauce wrote:
MaxShrek wrote:

I would attempt something, but I'm just a hack at best.

That's a cop-out. I'm going to submit something; so are you.

No, I chickened out and made it a slow-to-no-traffic thread.

You sure did, Max! you included everything but the permeating stink of nerd sweat and creepy owner sleaze! I can remember the grime from that tepid funk they called "air" coating the screens.

...Excuse me, I think I just had a seizure.

Azure Chicken wrote:
Warlock wrote:

You know you can get points while ON the Wii with a credit card, right?

Not having a credit card makes this somewhat complicated...

You go into your local gamestore. You buy a card with cash. Then you go home and add the points to your Wii. No blood, no report.

rabbit wrote:

We specialize in hacks -- look at me!

I don't know, after reading the Columbine story, I'm embarassed to have submitted anything.

Hey - was your deadline EOD Wednesday the 31st, or was it BOD the 31st and I already missed it? I just got my DSL back tonight and I'm frantically trying to do a month and a half's work.

It's midnight tonight (Wednesday).

Score! Thank you.

For better or worse, it's on it's way.