We’re always on the lookout for great stories, opinion pieces, features, and interviews about the biggest movies and TV shows, as well as the latest tech.
We’re especially interested in promoting underrepresented voices from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Where to send pitches
Tom Percival (he/him) – [email protected]
We’re looking for interviews with the talent behind the biggest films and TV shows, op-eds about hottest entertainment properties, and in-depth features about the latest tech. If in doubt, pitch us anyway. We tend to cover franchise films (like the MCU and Star Wars), bigger budget movies, and older movies with engaged communities, whether that’s a cult horror classic or a long-running TV series.
If you’d like to pitch a news story we’re interested in hearing what you’ve got, but know that we’re not a scoop site and we would want evidence to verify your news story. So don’t go pitching us that your mum’s cousin’s gardener knows the new Star Wars title if you can’t prove it..
BIPOC and other underrepresented backgrounds
We’re always looking to increase the visibility of underrepresented voices within our editorial output. We care deeply about diversity and inclusion and want to take an active stance against racism and injustice. We have an additional editorial freelance budget that’s reserved for commissioning content from writers of these backgrounds, so please don’t hesitate to pitch us.
We invite your ideas across all of our usual editorial output (see the pitching tips below), and, should you wish to, you are also welcome to pitch us about your personal experiences of gaming as a writer from a less-represented community; we want to increase diversity not only in the writers we commission, but also in the content we publish.
Got an idea? Here’s how to best capture our interest.
Lead with the headline
Whatever your pitch is, at some point, it’s going to need a headline that captures its essence in a digestible, appealing way. Lead with a great headline and it’s much easier for us to understand what makes it attractive. This also tells us that you’ve already got the conclusion in mind, so we know you’re presenting a complete argument.
One pitch at a time
You might have a lot of great ideas, but we want your best and most complete idea. A concise summary paragraph that tells us what topics and angles you’re going to talk about is ideal.
Word counts and turnaround
Alongside your pitch, we’d appreciate it if you told us what kind of turnaround and word count you have in mind for the piece. Carefully consider the word count, because while we’re open to long-form articles, we always prefer a concise, purposeful piece.
If you’ve got links to relevant articles you’ve written then we’d love it if you include those with the pitch. We’re also very happy to work with new writers, so don’t hesitate to pitch if that’s you. If you currently don’t have any published work or a portfolio to send us, please provide a sample paragraph in the style of one of our guides or features.
Tell us what you’re watching
We’re interested in covering a lot of different TV shows and movies, so if you’re getting in touch with us for the first time then please let us know what you like to watch. You never know what expertise we might be on the lookout for.