We are always looking for new writers for the front page of 6P. If you have any interest in writing and showcasing your skills, go for it!
Here are the benefits of writing for us:
- For each of your articles that make it to the front page, you will receive a free 1-month subscription to SixPrizes Underground.
- If you see me (Adam) at a tournament, you can ask me for special 6P dice.
- You will get recognition and respect from the Pokemon TCG community for putting yourself out there.
- It’s a great way to work on your writing skills, which can help in school, and could be referenced on your résumé.
- Many of the best players out there have written articles for Pokemon TCG sites, which makes it almost a sure-fire way to help you improve at the game.
- You are more than welcome to promote your website/YouTube/Myspace/whatever and pull in some extra traffic.
- It’s fun!
Want to get started? Here’s what you need to know:
You must first be approved before you can submit articles to be published on the front page of 6P.
People who are approved to write for the front page are deemed Front Page Contributors, or FPC for short. Anyone – regardless of age, skill, or accomplishments – can apply to become a Front Page Contributor by filling out this form.
But before you apply, you will need an article to go along with your application, and the following steps will help you write an article that has a good chance of being accepted.
The Steps to Writing a Successful Article
Step 1: Choose a Topic
But if not, take a look around the home page for ideas and inspiration.
Note: Do not write articles focused on cards that have not yet been released in English. We don’t know what the metagame will look like when they’re released, and English sets often include or exclude unexpected Japanese cards, so please wait on discussing them.
Step 2: Search, Search, Search!
Please search to make sure no one has recently covered your topic! The search box in the top right corner is your best friend.
There is nothing worse for an editor than to have to deny an article because its subject matter has already been thoroughly covered within the past few weeks or so. Do your best to make your article unique in some way and bring either new information or a new spin to the table.
Feel free to ask for input if you’re not sure about your topic.
Step 3: Review the Technical Requirements
In order to create consistency between articles, both in terms of making editing easier for our editors and improving reading comprehension for our readers, we’ve created a set of technical requirements for SixPrizes articles. Please read them here.
Step 4: Write Your Article
Above all, have fun with it!
Once your article is good to go, fill out the FPC application form and Adam will get back to you ASAP.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a SixPrizes contributor, and good luck!
… oh and as for the free 1-month subscription to Underground, here’s how that works. After each of your articles is published/scheduled, I (Adam) will add a freebie subscription to your account. If I forget (which I sometimes do), please email and remind me.
If you have a current paid Underground membership, I will simply refund your current month. If you already have a freebie membership, I will tack another 30 days on top of it.
P.S. If you’re curious about writing for Underground, I’ll sometimes give writers a chance to write for UG if they’ve written a few regular articles that have been well recepted by the community. There are no guarantees though since there is a limited amount of Underground spots each month (about 8 or 9) and there is a lot of competition for them.
Feel free to ask though and I will be as honest as possible about the current situation.