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First of all, we can’t pay you. We wish we could, but we’re not making any money from this yet. However, if you’re a passionate writer with geeky interests and want an outlet to share your passions and build your portfolio, we can provide that.
Now, before we start, please ignore our name. We thought it was funny at the time (and we still do), but it’s led some people to believe that we’re only interested in covering retro content. We’re not. Sure, it’s a massive part of what we do, but we’re a pop culture/entertainment website first and foremost and our coverage also extends to “current” and future topics.
What We’re Looking For:
- Interesting features about film, television, literature, and video games — past, present, or future. That might sound extremely broad, but know that no take is too hot to consider and we encourage original angles.
- Features with a personality that were clearly authored by an individual. We’re interested in people who’ve got something they passionately care about, and want to write about.
Feel free to use your imagination and pitch anything you feel strongly about. However, if you need some inspiration, then below you will get an idea of some of the bread and butter content we’re always after.
- Pick a movie, TV show, video game, comic book series, or book you love and write the most celebratory and definitive piece ever on it. Tell us something new about your chosen topic. How did it affect you? Feel free to make us think about it in a different way. Be informative, but make it fun as well.
- On the flip side, you could also look at a movie, TV show, video game, or comic series that didn’t live up to standards and analyze what went wrong. For these pieces, though, we’d like to avoid snark. Being critical and honest is fine, and the odd laugh at something’s expense is acceptable, but we don’t want to depress readers with negative tirades.
- Profile pieces on creative types you admire. What makes them special? Why should people care about them? Does their work have any shared themes or notable characteristics?
We’re open to all types of lists. As long as they have something to do with movies, TV, comics, video games, and aren’t needlessly negative then we’re open to any and all interesting ideas.
Here’s a few ideas we’d really like to publish:
Fun Facts About…
Best Episodes Of…
Underappreciated [*Insert Topic*]
Essential [*Insert Topic*]
These are the regular features we currently run:
TV Graveyard – Commemorating those TV shows that were cancelled too soon or slipped by under the radar without much fanfare.
Buried Credits – Pick an actor or director and write about 5 of their most overlooked or obscure movies/TV shows. We like to base these around actors involved in new releases, but that’s not imperative.
Retro Requisition – Pick a retro game that deserves to be rebooted or remastered. Maybe it had an excellent concept but was inadequately executed. Maybe it’s still awesome to play but modern technology could really make it more enjoyable. Share some background on the original game and tell us what it was all about and what made it special. Then tell us why it should be upgraded and if there’s a possibility of it ever happening.
How To Apply:
If you’re still interested, please pitch your ideas to email@example.com and send over a writing sample of two. Also feel free to introduce yourself, tell us about your interests, and even tell us a bad joke. One of us will get back to you ASAP!