Fear of a Ghost Planet Seeking New Writers
Fear of a Ghost Planet is just a little over one year old now, and I’m happy to report that it has seen solid growth over the past twelve months, carving out a tiny niche in the ever-expanding pop-culture blogosphere. While I write a majority of the posts on this site, Fear of a Ghost Planet wouldn’t have made it this far without a roster of irregular guest contributors from around the world. Without Laurence Thompson, Jason Teal, Alison A. Balaskovits, Christine Chapman, Chalkey Horenstein, Caleb Lalinsky, and Dante Vilanova, Fear of a Ghost Planet would be without many of its most popular, best written posts, and all of its non-me voices.
To that end, year two of Fear of a Ghost Planet will be focused on growth. Not only will I be posting more, not only will I be putting more focus on the blog’s Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr feeds, but I want to see more writers here, writing about more subjects than I or my current group of guests are capable of handling. There’s a wide world of music, television, literature, and film that Fear of a Ghost Planet simply does not cover. I want to rectify that, and only you can help.
Here’s what Fear of a Ghost Planet is looking for:
- Television Reviewers
- Music Reviewers
- Book Reviewers
- Video Game Reviewers
- Wrestling DVD and Pay-Per-View Reviewers
- Well-written essays on a variety of subjects within the realm of popular culture.
If this seems vague, that’s because there’s a lot of ground to cover. In the interest of not being a snob, I don’t care if you want to recap Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo or write an essay on the subtle brilliance of Ke$ha. Having written about professional wrestling and monster trucks, I’m in no position to judge. I’m mostly interested in passionate, interesting discourse, and I’m as open to a fevered defense of Lollipop Chainsaw as I am to a negative review of Michael Chabon’s new novel.
Fear of a Ghost Planet is not a money-making endeavor, so unfortunately I can’t offer payment for your work. What I can offer is a growing platform for your work, limited editorial interference, and a sense of purpose to the hours you’re currently devoting to Borderlands 2. I began blogging about movies in 2008 to deepen my appreciation of the artform and, as an unintended result, have seen my writing improve tenfold. I’ve received screener copies of films, advance review copies of books, and notice from critics far more accomplished than I. To date, it’s been a very rewarding grind. It’s something I’d love you to join me in.
Some basic guidelines for a good post on Fear of a Ghost Planet:
- All articles must exceed 500 words and be accompanied by at least one large, high-quality image of the subject.
- Recaps of television shows should be done on a weekly basis, to keep up with the show as it airs.
- Fear of a Ghost Planet has an official ratings system. Ridiculous though it may seem, I’d like that system to remain consistent across the site.
Otherwise, I run a very loose ship. Just take a look at the author pages linked at the top of the post: no subject is too old, too British, or too obscure. If you’re interested, please let me know by using the site’s contact form and submitting a sample of your writing. Thank you for your time.
Paul Arrand Rodgers
Paul Arrand Rodgers has this blog, and that's about it.