Ok guys, so, me and Kaldath have decide we’ll give the whole community submissions idea a shot. The idea here is, you write an article, send it in and we might feature it on the blog.
Now of course, there are rules. The article has to be something broadly applicable to the site. This basically means we’re looking for articles that will cover either arts type subjects (whether it be directly Heromachine or other arts areas, such as Cartoons, Film, Music (if you so wish) and obviously both digital and traditional art) or just generally “Geeky” subjects, such as Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Games (both traditional Board Games or Video Games), that sort of thing. We won’t be posting anything that include discussions on Politics, Religion or anything Illegal (such as Drugs, Hacking or Music/ Video/ Software Piracy). We don’t mind exactly what style of article you do. It can be a review, a discussion (provided obviously it complies with the rule on banned topics), a How-To guide or just a plain write-up. Just make sure its something you’re passionate about that you’re covering, because it shows and that’s what makes a good article.
Finally, I’m sure you’re all thinking “yeah, that’s all well and good, but how do I submit my article for it to get posted?” Well, I’ll be handling the submissions so you have to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The way this is going to work is, the Community Submissions will take the Thursday slot on the Blog, so a new article will be posted every Thursday (provided we get people submitting). Submissions will be open from Thursday, after that days post has gone up, until Midday Wednesday, after which I will look through that weeks submissions, pull my favourite and that will be the weeks post. If your article doesn’t get chosen, don’t worry. I will probably hold some back incase we have a week where there aren’t any submissions or you could just try again the next week, if you feel so inclined. When you send your article please make sure you mark the subject as HM Community Submission and include your username as well, so I know who it is from and what it is, because if I get a random email from an address I don’t recognise, it’s going straight in my spam folder and won’t get seen. Also make sure that your submission is attached to the email as a Word file rather than anything else, because most computers run Word and it just makes it easier.
I think that’s everything. If Kaldath has anything to add I’m sure he’ll say so in the comments, but for now, consider the first week of submissions open. I look forward to seeing what you’ve got and hopefully we get enough submissions to warrant me doing all of this.