So, if you’ve clicked this link, odds are you’re thinking, “Hey, self, you’re geeky about [insert subject here]! You should write about [that same subject, but here now] for The Grown-Up Geek!”
Well, we’re glad that you thought that thought because we are always looking for new content. So, let’s get the basics out of the way:
1. If I write for you am I going to become a millionaire because you are going to pay me lots and lots of money for every article I turn in?
No, and no. Unfortunately, being so early on in this whole internet journalism thing, nobody on our staff is currently paid for their work. Would we like this to change in the near future? Yes. Does your contributing to the site and encouraging your friends and family to read and share it help us get closer to paying everyone for their hard work? Most definitely.
2. Wait, so if you’re not paying me, does that mean I get to maintain ownership of my content?
Yessiree, Bob. If you’re name is Bob–otherwise, just put your name where we typed “Bob” and the answer will make more sense.
Anyway, because we can’t pay you for your content, you get to keep 100% ownership rights to it unless you and our editorial staff enter into some sort of agreement otherwise stated. What this means is once published on The Grown-Up Geek, while the piece is still yours in every legal sense, all we ask is that for the first 60 days it cannot appear on any other site or in any other publication.
If, after 60 days you wish to repost your article elsewhere you are more than welcome, and if you ever want your content removed from the site, all you have to do is ask and your wish shall be granted.
3. Alright, I’m still interested. So what’s in this for me?
Ah, you want to know if there any perks, eh? Well, there are perks, trust us.
The more you write for us, whether you wish to become a staff writer or remain a contributor, the more perks we can offer you. Things like review copies of video games, preview tickets to movies, products to review, etc., will be doled out based on seniority and frequency of writing.
Additionally, whenever we manage to go to a conference (i.e. E3, CES, etc.) senior-most writers will be offered first right of refusal to attend.
4. So, how do I sign up for this crazy ride you call a website?
If you have any more questions or want to get started writing for us, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to mention “I want to write for you” in the subject line. One of our editorial staff members will reach out to you ASAP!