So you want to start writing about Magic: The Gathering? It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to share your Magic related art, videos, advice or commentary with the community; You’re first going to need a platform to get published on. Here’s a list of several places where you can write about Magic: The Gathering, including both unpaid and paid positions. If you’re new to writing then you may need to build up a portfolio before being accepted to some outlets, however with a little determination it’s easy to make money playing and writing about Magic: The Gathering.
You can run your own blog and write whatever you want, whenever you want. Monetize it with Google AdWords and/or through sponsorships. It won’t be easy, however you’ll have complete control and freedom over every aspect of the site. Robby Rothe Jr. runs www.mtgcolorpie.com, which is a fantastic example of what you can do by yourself.
“If content you submit is sloppy, incomplete, grossly offensive (as determined by the staff), or just inarguably unfunny and uninteresting, it will not be officially acknowledged.”
Send your pitch to email@example.com with the subject line “Writer Application” attach your article in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. No compensation.
Eternal Central focuses on ‘Eternal’ formats in particular, so your content should be somehow related to one of these things: Vintage, Legacy, Extended, Modern, Type 4, Cube, Commander/EDH, Old School Magic.
Articles must be over 3,000 words. Compensation through exposure to over 125,000 registered users.
Articles on all matters of Magic: The Gathering are welcome. Must be 500-2000 words long. Strong voices encouraged. “We compensate staff writers and pro-level content producers. Contributing writers must earn their keep prior to unlocking that achievement.”
Send pitches to www.themeadery.org/members/ian
Anyone can submit articles, “but you need to request access first.” While there’s no payment, you’ll gain exposure to the MTGGoldfish viewership. Their “Preferred Authors” pays per article, but “is on an invitation-basis only.”
Articles must be 1,000 to 1,500 words. Regular contributors will receive Magic Online tickets.
Store credit to MTGOTraders.com. Rate varies.
Articles must be between 1,500 to 3,200 words. “Small amount” of store credit, higher “if you win a GP or something.” Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org and include in the subject of your email one of these three tags: [Casual], [Competitive], or [Culture].
Articles must be at least 1.400 words, and videos must be at least 20 minutes. MTGO players preferred. Pay determined by “quality and length of content, your own skill set and writing experience, your history with us, and other variables.”
$20 store credit to CoolStuffInc.com. Exceptional content and tournament players can negotiate rates. Email email@example.com.
Articles must be at least 500 words. Payment is “based on a per word rate over a weekly time frame, based on feedback and popularity.”
In-depth article or be a pro player. Payment varies from $20 and up with best pay for “Premium” writers.
Didn’t see your favorite Magic website here? If there’s regular content but no “write for us” page, chances are you’ll need to get in touch with their editor. Look for a “contact us” link.
Don’t be limited to just Magic centric sites though: There’s a plethora of other gaming and entertainment sites to choose from, each with their own benefits. If you’re interested in writing for ventwing.com, this author will be glad to help you navigate the application process.
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