So you want to start writing about "Magic: The Gathering?" It doesn't matter whether you're looking to share your "Magic" related art, videos, advice or commentary with the community, you're first going to need a platform to get published on. Here's a list of several places where you can write about "Magic: The Gathering," including both unpaid and paid positions. If you're new to writing then you may need to build up a portfolio before being accepted to some outlets.
You can run your own blog and write whatever you want, however often you want. Monetize it with Google AdWords and/or through sponsorships. It won't be easy, however you'll have complete control and freedom over every aspect of the site. Robby Rothe Jr. runs www.mtgcolorpie.com, which is a fantastic example.
"If content you submit is sloppy, incomplete, grossly offensive (as determined by the staff), or just inarguably unfunny and uninteresting, it will not be officially acknowledged."
Articles must be between 1,500 to 2,000 words. No compensation.
Eternal Central focuses on ‘Eternal’ formats in particular, so your content should be somehow related to one of these things: Vintage, Legacy, Extended, Modern, Type 4, Cube, Commander/EDH, Old School Magic.
Articles must be over 3,000 words. Compensation through exposure to over 125,000 registered users.
Articles must be between 2,200 to 3,200 words. "Small amount" of store credit, higher "if you win a GP or something."
Store credit to MTGOTraders.com. Rate varies.
Articles must be at least 1200 words, and videos must be at least 20 minutes. MTGO players preferred. Pay determined by "quality and length of content, your own skill set and writing experience, your history with us, and other variables."
$20 store credit to CoolStuffInc.com. Exceptional content and tournament players can negotiate rates.
Articles must be at least 500 words. Payment is "based on a per word rate over a weekly time frame, based on feedback and popularity."
In-depth article or be a pro player. Payment varies from $20 to several hundred per article for Premium writers.
Didn't see your favorite "Magic" website here? If there's regular content but no "write for us" page, chances are you'll need to get in touch with their editor. Look for an "contact us" link.
Don't be limited to just "Magic" centric sites though: There's a plethora of other gaming sites to choose from, each with their own benefits. If you're interested in writing for Examiner.com, I'll be glad to help you navigate the application process.
Want your website added to this list? Email me DavidLeavitt@gmail.com.
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