Want to Contribute?
We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our ever growing team, no matter where you are across the globe we want you!! If you feel you have what it takes please send a bio about yourself as well as any articles/Youtube links/everything else that you have put together to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitches can be any length but the more that we know about you and your proposed article, the better equipped we are to make a decision on whether to run it. Longer is not always better, however. If you can't summarize your article in a few hundred words, then it might be better to scale down the scope.
When submitting an article pitch, please specify which vertical your pitch belongs under. The verticals are "Video Games," "Television," "Film," "Comics”, “Cosplay”, “Culture” and “Food".
We cannot promise that your article will be commissioned, we can promise you a personal response to all emails we receive because let’s face it without you and your ongoing support we would cease to exist.
When your article is commissioned, you will receive an email that clearly states the date that it is due and how many words you should submit. Please make sure that you submit a draft on time, as it is never a good idea to have us chase after you.
We expect articles to be well-written and thoroughly researched. If subjects are interviewed, we expect to be able fact check these sources. If quotes are pulled from other sources, we expect them to be cited. Links are sufficient for most citations, but it is the editor's discretion as to whether these links will be published. We prefer not to heavily pepper our articles with links as we believe it diminishes the writer's voice. We also prefer that sources other than Wikipedia be used whenever possible (and it is always possible).
All published articles which are written or prepared by you will clearly state your name as the author and in the closing lines your relevant social media channels will be linked as well.
Once commissioned, articles can be submitted as an email attachment in one of the following formats: Word Document (either .doc Word 1997-2003 or .docx Word 2007 is acceptable), Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt). Please do not submit your article in the body of your email.
All submissions should be single spaced with a space between each paragraph. Include a title and your byline, traditionally a short (2 sentence maximum) biographical description which may include links to blogs or websites. Titles of games, films, brands and publications should be italicized within the document.
Please be sure that your full name appears in your document as well as all your contact information. This is also required for interviews, make sure you list all necessary contact information for interviewee(s) as well as their respective social media links.
Ate Bit is proud to present the most heavily edited and reviewed content in the field of online video game journalism. We strive for our feature articles to be as concisely written as possible without sacrificing the voice of our talented freelance writers.
When your draft is submitted on or before the due date, you will receive an email confirming it was received and that everything is in good order. Your article will then go through a rigorous editing, proofing and fact-checking process before being returned to you, usually a week or two before publication. The editor of your article may request that changes or revisions be made, and will give you a date by which you will need to submit another draft. It's rare that a second revision pass will be necessary, but it is not unheard of. The editor will make edits or word changes until he is satisfied with the article.
We would love for you to promote your article via your own social media accounts by linking through Twitter, Facebook or your blog or website. We encourage our writers and contributors to create a forum account to allow further interaction with our readers, we want to create healthy debate where all are welcome…obviously positivity first but constructive criticism is another welcome addition.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Much love from the Ate Bit team.