As I put the finishing touches on GameSpite Quarterly 2, my mind is already racing ahead to the next issue. Since the first two volumes have featured fairly heavy topics — a comprehensive look at the Game Boy’s history and legacy, and rather personalized write-ups of Talking Time’s favorite games ever — the next issue will be much lighter in tone. Frivolous, one might even say. The assignments for Issue 3 are already being sorted out, so I figure now would be a good time for me to put out a call for new authors. We added a couple of new voices to the publication with Issue 2, but it’s always good to have more fresh blood. So, I’d like to recruit two new contributors, assuming anyone’s interested. Here are my unreasonably demanding criteria:
- You need to know something about games;
- You need to submit evidence that you know something about writing;
- You need to be able to hit a deadline.
If you’re game, please send some sample links and perhaps a brief cover letter to my email. I won’t lie, if you contribute to GameSpite, you’re doing it because you like writing about games, not because you wanna be rich. Contributors do earn some dough for their troubles, but this is hardly what you’d call a high-profit venture.
In other news, whoever updated Wikipedia with a link to the Metroidvania page but whose citation gives the site name as “Game Sprite”? You’re friggin’ fired.
Edit: Well, crap! A bunch of really solid writers have thrown in their hats. Now I must equip my winnowing fork and thresh, thresh with all my might. But maybe not today. I’m about to go on vacation for a week, so I’ll get back to you dudes once I return.