The Gnome Stew 2017 Guest Article Push!

Gnome Stew is looking to increase the range and breadth of articles we showcase on the site and we’d love to have your voice included! We are launching a campaign to pull in multiple guest articles to use on the site in the future! You don’t have to be a master GM or a super experienced gamer to have your voice heard. People with all levels of role playing experience are welcome to join in on the fun. We want interesting articles and to bring new blood into writing and talking about gaming. We pay a set rate for guest articles, just shy of what our staff gnomes make from our Patreon. If you’ve got an article in mind, we would love to have you pitch it to us!


Here are a few things we’d be really excited to have!

  • Articles about independent games or cool things going on in gaming.
  • Articles by diverse writers. We’d love to showcase nerdy voices in communities that aren’t represented as well. Articles by diverse writers don’t have to be about diversity, we just want to make sure there is a platform for everyone who wants to have a voice.
  • Articles that highlight positive trends in gaming for our Gnome Spotlight series.
  • Articles that are reviews of interesting and unique products (cannot be a product you make).
    • We’d also love to have someone on staff with the time and inclination to do reviews. Reviews take a more substantial chunk of time to do, and we get many requests for them, but getting them done in a timely, accurate, and fair manner takes some effort.
  • Articles about making props, terrain, and other cool gaming options. Teach other gamers how to do the cool things with games that you do at your table!
  • Articles from game developers about creating games (design diaries). We want to avoid articles that are only about promoting your game, but articles that talk about creating games or unique elements that would be interesting to the audience would be great and can of course promote your game, but they have to have an interesting angle for the end reader.

 

We use guest articles to fill in gaps in our schedule, but we hope to pull in enough guest articles to fill more days of the week with content. So, if you’ve got an article you’ve always wanted to write, submit it through the guest article form below. If you have questions, submit them to headgnome@gnomestew.com.

Write Guest Articles For Gnome Stew

Want to write for Gnome Stew? We accept guest articles, and we’d love to hear your proposal.

Here’s a bit more context around why we dig guest articles. You can also read our first guest article, Don’t Waste My Time: Tips for Keeping Your Games Moving, and check out all articles by guest authors.

How to Submit an Article Proposal

  1. Fill out the Article Proposal Form below. Fill in the relevant details, elevator pitch, and the article outline. This helps us figure out how the final article will look.
  2. Wait for a reply. We’ll respond as soon as possible, but don’t panic if it takes a little while (or even a long while, we’re running background checks on you).
  3. Write the article if it’s accepted. Over email we’ll tell you if we’re accepting the article, if we need some changes, or if it doesn’t quite fit the Stew’s tone.  We’ll then put you through a secret ritual (and by ritual we mean webform) where you can write your final article and format it.
  4. We’ll review the article. We’ll review the article and make minor edits, graphical tweaks, or we’ll ask you to make changes yourself and resubmit it.
  5. We’ll schedule the article. Then we’ll schedule the article in our guest article queue. We use guest articles to fill gaps, add extra content during peak times, or because they are relevant to a certain time constraint.

That’s the process! It doesn’t matter whether this is the first thing you’ve ever written about gaming or the 500th, or whether you’re an RPG blogger, professional writer, or just a gamer who enjoys gaming blogs — if you have a good idea, and you can convey it well, we’re interested!

Legal Stuff

By submitting an article proposal, you grant Gnome Stew the unlimited, non-exclusive right to publish your article on GnomeStew.com in perpetuity. That means you can post or otherwise use your article elsewhere, but we can keep it posted here forever.

Gnome Stew Guest Article Proposal Form (Click to Open)

Your Name *

Your Email *

Your Gnome Stew Site Username *

Proposed Article Title *

Elevator Pitch *

Give us the basic gist of your article in under 500 words. Cover what it is about, how it is useful or interesting to readers, and why it merits an article being written.

Outline Your Article

The Elevator Pitch helps us see the meat of the article, but the outline gives us the skeleton, as well as giving some upfront consideration to how the article will look in its final format. Don't worry about being super detailed, just give us a taste of how the article will feel and flow and fill in a few notes or lines that describe the content or focus of the sections.

Introduction *

Section One

Section Two

Section Three

Section Four

Section Five

Conclusion *

* Denotes required fields.