Over the years, we’ve constantly been retooling our submissions and applications processes for new contributors. And while we’ve found some of the best writers on the web, we’ve always probably missed a lot of opportunities due to the incredible amount of applications we’ve received. So we’ve decided to do something a little different.
Instead of accepting applications for new contributors, we will now be accepting essays and features from guest authors. Basically, you submit to us an article written for Film School Rejects, at least 600 words in length, on a topic that we are yet to cover, that has not been published anywhere else on the web. You read the site. I’m sure there’s been a moment when you’ve said to yourself, “Gee, I wish they would talk about _____” or “Man, they should be covering _____ more.” Here’s your chance to step up and show of your own work on our site and perhaps even build your own portfolio in a big way.
Here are the requirements/tips for a guest author submission:
- Must be at least 600 words.
- Must be an article that has not or will not be published elsewhere on the web (though linking is fine and encouraged).
- It must provide a new perspective or cover a new topic that has not already been addressed on FSR.
- We do not accept movie or DVD reviews for guest articles. This must be an essay or list style article. Reviews are fun to write, but an essay with a strong position takes meaningful work and it always more popular with readers.
- It must show some personality, take a strong position and be written from a place of authority. If you are an expert on a particular subject, don’t be afraid to show of your expertise and use resources and links from around the web to support your position.
- Don’t be afraid to be bold, take a risk, or say something unpopular – especially if you can back it up with facts.
- Write something great. We receive a lot of submissions. What makes yours worth publishing? If you can answer that question, your name will be on our site soon enough.
If we choose to publish your article, it will be published with its own author bio, in which we’d be happy to link to your personal blog, Twitter account, etc., to let the world know who you are. Compensation can also be discussed, but know that our budget is extremely limited. Though we’re always open to doing whatever it takes to ensure that anyone who writes for us feels that they’ve received an appropriate return on the investment of their time and words.
We can’t wait to hear from you.
All submissions can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Guest Article Submission’ in the subject line to ensure that it gets filed correctly and that you get a timely response.