About Guest Submissions
Now and then you’ll find a guest submission, which can be—anything. As long as it’s at least tangentially related to video games of our recent and/or not-so-recent past, I will happily accept them. They can be for anything—musings, reviews, a guest spot for a Tuesday’s Top Ten or Friday Flashback Five. I’ll publish the article myself under the appropriate moniker the submitter prefers, or the submitter can opt to create a WordPress account and we can see about letting them publish directly. There are only a few things I would ask:
- For one thing, keep things clean. This is a blog that parents can feel comfortable letting their young-ish kids read, so keep that in mind.
- Article length isn’t important as what’s in it. Give the reader enough information to know what you’re talking about, to “get it”.
- Leave non-gaming beliefs and ideals at the door. If a game has a political or religious theme, talk about it, sure, but talking about what the game presents shouldn’t be an open door to discuss real-world versions of those themes.
- Have fun. Don’t be afraid to make jokes, if you like (though preferably without trying to write a contender for the longest joke ever…). This is a fun hobby, so there’s no need to be completely serious when talking about it, even if the issue at hand is a more serious one.
That’s really it. They aren’t even hard and fast rules, really, as much as suggestions. Again, I’ll happily take a look at any submission, and I can be reached by e-mail at retroish_gaming_critic at ymail dot com, with that address also usable for instant messenger chat over Yahoo! Messenger or M.S.N.M.
This is a fun hobby, and one that’s barely passing its infancy at that. We can come together to talk about it, celebrate it, even poke some good-natured fun at it now and then.