Forces of Geek is always looking for talented and creative writers to join the site in various capacities.
There are several positions that we’re currently looking to fill.
Columnist: A commitment to produce one scheduled column every other week that focuses on a particular area, theme or genre of geek/pop culture. Send a pitch describing your vision for a column and we can take it from there and fine-tune it to meet both of our sensibilities.
Editor: Do you spend hours surfing the web, looking at sites and telling your friends news before they hear it, or just tweet links all day long? If the answer is “yes”, you might be a good fit for an editorial position where you report news on a specific area. Each article would most likely be two or three paragraphs. Several articles are expected throughout the day and requires an actual love/knowledge of the subject.
Reviewer: Reviews are always welcome/encouraged. Subjects include comics, books, movies, dvds, music, video games, etc. Write intelligent, thought provoking reviews and we’ll all be happy. Review what you find interesting, frustrating or captivating.
Guest Feature Article: Pitch an article and go off and write it. It can be a one time piece or semi-regular, but more focused in a particular subject matter than a regular column. Requires a pitch outlining the concept and focus of the piece. Articles should be approximately 1500-2000 words.
FOG! Your Blog! If you are currently blogging and not getting the audience that you want, consider applying to FOG! Your Blog! Essentially, you bring your blog over to FOG!, agree to the site’s guidelines and broaden your audience. You will also get an ad on the front page which will directly link to your blog within the FOG! site. Your site must focus on pop/geek culture and your blog will essentially discontinue at it’s current address and be absorbed into the Forces of Geek site. Further details can be discussed on a case by case basis.
Columnist: Send one or more pitches along (up to a paragraph each) with 2-3 writing samples. Once pitch is approved, a sample column will be required (and can be used as first column if you join the site).
Editor: To start, send 2-3 writing samples and state what area of geek culture interests you to report on regularly (categories are still being determined, but we’re definitely looking for film, comics, television, music, books, video games, etc).
Reviewer: Please send a sample review of approximately 500 words. Be sure to be personable, insightful, clever and indicitive of both your taste and personality.
Guest Feature Article: Submit a 150-200 word pitch describing your article. Also include 2-3 samples. They don’t have to be feature articles, just examples that you think capture your individual style and tone. If you have written an article previously and would like to submit it for consideration, please send details of what it was originally written for and if it appeared elsewhere online or in print.
FOG! Your Blog!: Send your current URL and an explanation why your think your blog would be a good fit with Forces of Geek.
If you have an interest in conducting interviews, please get in touch with me concerning the interviewee and we can discuss the viability of the subject and/or interview.
Unfortunately, we can’t pay, but you do retain your copyright, etc. and you’re a part of a long time established web destination.
Here at FOG! we take artists’ rights, really, really seriously.
Seriously enough to have lawyers, and they told us to tell you this: It is the general policy of this site to immediately take down any material regarding which we receive any third party claims of copyright or other infringement. Please be advised that by posting material to this site, you represent and warrant that any such material is your original work, or has otherwise been licensed or purchased by you to any extent required to reproduce that material on our site. You further agree that by submitting material for posting on our site, you indemnify and hold harmless FOG! and its principals, directors, managers, employees and subsidiaries from and against any third party claims, damages or losses relating to copyright infringement, defamation and any other causes of action related to your material, including costs and attorneys’ fees we incur as a result of any said 3rd party claims.
This site has been duly registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, and to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, we claim immunity from any and all infringement claims under and pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and/or its successors, as amended.
So unless you’d like to meet our lawyers, you need to keep your s#!t tight, and DO NOT EVEN send us stuff to post, unless it’s either your own stuff, or you got permission from the creator or owner to use it here.
We’re not kidding.
Repeat Infringer Policy
FOG! has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at FOG!’s sole discretion, any users of or posters on our site deemed to be repeat infringers of intellectual property rights. FOG! may also at its sole discretion limit or terminate access to the FOG! site to users who infringe or violate any intellectual property or other rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement or violation.