Sunday, June 24, 2012

SUBMISSIONS: Write a Guest Post!

Yes, we nerds of a feather are currently soliciting guests posts! Specifically, we're looking for opinion pieces on the following topics:

  • Science fiction, fantasy and speculative literary fiction
  • Crime, noir and pulp fiction
  • SF/F and cult films
  • SF/F and crime television
  • Comic books/graphic fiction
  • Video games
  • Science and technology, when related to ideas or motifs in science fiction 

That doesn't mean we want anything on these topics. It also doesn't mean we would automatically turn down something that doesn't quite fit into these categories either. Rather, we want stuff that understands, fits with, but perhaps also expands, the site's horizons and preoccupations. There can be some give and take in the pitch process, so if you're unsure, just ask if your idea is appropriate.

A couple things we'd specifically like to avoid: use of this forum to explicitly market your (undoubtedly worthy) product or to express social prejudices (whether based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality or other criteria). However, we do encourage authors to use their experiences as springboards for broader commentary, and welcome analyses of those social prejudices and how they affect the various topics and fandoms we cover.

Nuts and Bolts

If you'd like to be a guest writer for this site, you can send us either a pitch and short writing sample (either as text embedded in the email or a link to a site you've written for in the past), or a finished article (as text). Send all submissions, in a single email, addressed to both nerdsfeather.theg@gmail.com and nerdsfeather.vance@gmail.com.

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