(Last updated 3 Nov., 2012)
It’s been about two years since our official relaunch into the current MTGOAcademy, and we hope that if you’re reading this, you’ve enjoyed the content! With so much time having passed, we have decided that our recent call out for new writers was in dire need of overhaul. If you have had a hankering to mold your Magic thoughts into words or capture them via video for eternity’s sake, please read on!
Here is what we are looking for, as far as content goes:
- A video contributor for traditionally competitive constructed formats, in particular Standard, Modern, and Legacy! Ideally, you love the grind and have a lot of metagame information to dazzle viewers during lulls in action. Bonus points if you are already familiar with desktop recording (or love public speaking).
- Anyone who sees Magic as a beloved hobby and has a great idea to put into words or record visually! We are always happy to field ideas about article or videos series, or stand-alone articles and video pieces, even in times when we don’t have much too much room to bring aboard additional contributors (altogether or in a specific genre). Send us a note and a sample of your videos or articles, and at the very least we’ll take a look, give you some comments on your stuff, and let you know if we may have room for you in the future.
(NOTE: We currently have hit a significant threshold for the number of regular contributors we feel comfortable bringing aboard. This does NOT mean that you shouldn’t email our editing staff — see below — about contributing anyway. We still make some exceptions, but more importantly, we will be able to expand our content offerings soon and may wish to contact you at that point to begin your proposed series with us. Also, we are always interested in stand-alone articles and videos of exceptional or long-term value.)
Now, allow me to provide you with a few critical nuggets of information about our expectations of contributors (you know, the boring stuff).
- We adhere to a schedule. This means that punctuality and discipline with regard to completing your content is a must. We expect all submissions to be handed in to our editing staff before the publication date of your piece. This allows time for editing, code insertion, and general polishing to make you appear as cool, smart, and awesome as you most definitely are. While stringent, we understand that there are emergencies and are also willing to adjust the schedule if given ample prior notice.
- We prefer contributors to submit content every other week or once a month, usually not weekly. This gives you ample time to develop your ideas, articulate them without distress, and allow our content schedule to be more varied.
- The minimum length of written content is 1200 words. The minimum length of video content is 20 minutes. We do not accept hurried, poorly executed content for obvious quality control reasons.
- We prefer active MTGO players. This doesn’t mean you have to be on the Pro Tour (though that would be a definite plus), but it does mean that you need to be knowledgeable in the format which you would like to cover. You should also have the means to play your preferred formats online; MTGO offers many interesting avenues for content that paper Magic doesn’t, and we want our contributors to be able to explore them when warranted!
So if you’re interested in joining the ranks of The Academy all you have to do is this: email A.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what is that you would like to cover, your availability, your MTGO screen name, and any prior experience you have with writing and/or making videos, as well as general info about yourself. Feel free to ask any questions you have, as well.
Also, feel free to comment in the area below.
We hope to hear from you soon!