D&D PITCHES ACCEPTED.
Greetings! We are seeking pitches for the following categories and windows of time.
WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING PITCHES AROUND D&D. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO WOMEN, LGBTQ+ WRITERS, BIPOC CONTRIBUTORS, THOSE WITH DISABILITIES, AND OTHER MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES.
PLEASE DIRECT PITCHES TO EVAN@LIFTOFFMAG.COM WITH D&D IN THE SUBJECT LINE. PITCHES THAT COME THROUGH THE GENERAL EMAIL ADDRESS OR PITCHES WITHOUT THE PROPER SUBJECT LINE WILL BE SUMMARILY REJECTED.
If you are answering a specific call from our Twitter account, @GoodWritingVG, you do not need to pitch. Rather, submit samples along with a brief introduction, and we will assign promptly to qualified writers.
PITCHING IS NOW CLOSED FOR WINTER 2020 GENERAL INTAKE. ONLY D&D PITCHES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We pay $0.05 USD / negotiated word. That means if we assign 1200 words you’ll receive a defined payment of $60 via PayPal, even if we only publish 1000.
We pay on approved submission. There’s sometimes a lag between when a piece is “done” and when we can publish. We pay when it’s done…not later on.
We’re a self-funded, independent publication aimed at providing stories around gaming, science, and technology aimed at teenagers. We want our work to spark conversations around the dinner table and at schools.
Good Games Writing is our parent and we follow its mandate to “change the discourse.
Our freelancers have contributed to publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Polygon, The Escapist, Paste, GoNintendo, Unwinnable, and others.
We like bold features that wouldn’t necessarily run elsewhere as well as thought provoking essays. Our audience is largely teenagers in a school setting: We do not run stories on M-rated games or games with excessive microtransactions without good reason.
You can get a sense of the types of pieces we run by reading these:
- Exploring the Outer Wilds by Desma Palmer Fettig
- Stamp the Dog is Final Fantasy 7’s weaponized mascot by Matthew Morey
- What Signs of the Sojourner’s cards can teach us about conversation by Sam Kendall
- Animal Crossing and the future of ‘cozy’ Twitch streams by Emily Morrow