Are you interested in contributing to the Slings & Arrows Graphic Novel Guide? Read the content below, and if you’re okay with all that then get in touch via the contact page. Please note that the site currently makes no profit, so we can’t afford to pay for reviews.
You don’t have to have written reviews before. If you have an opinion and think you can express it articulately, then give it a try. We’ll tell you if we don’t think your writing is good enough. This will be in a constructive fashion, but if this is likely to cause upset have a think before applying.
If you are going to try, we’ll expect you to commit to a single sample review, then at least a further nine reviews of between 250 and 600 words, and to have them submitted within two months. These reviews should be accurate, fair-minded and informative.
You’ll have to sign up to the site to contribute, and to access documents such as the terms and conditions and writer’s guidelines.
Don’t submit reviews without contacting us first. Contributors will be working on material that’s not yet online. We don’t want to waste your time.
We will edit your review, and while we’ll contact you about any major changes, you’ll have to accept subbing. Our editorial decision will be final.
You will own the copyright to all reviews you write, but if once a review is published, it’s on the understanding that you’ll give us six months notice before withdrawing the content. It’s also a condition that the review is exclusive to Slings and Arrows while with us, unless we’ve given an exception in writing.
We don’t want people reviewing their own work. If we have reasonable grounds to assume this is the case all your material will be removed.
Should any profits be made, they will be split 50/50 between company and contributors. Anyone submitting ten reviews that we can publish will be included in the profit sharing from the point their reviews are published. We don’t expect to make a fortune, but it’s hoped that as the number of reviews increase, so will the profit. Please note, we cannot guarantee the site will ever make money. Also bear in mind that there are already over 6000 reviews on the site before you’ve contributed anything.
If this all sounds acceptable, contact us and we’ll take it from there.