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Thank you for your interest in contributing to Joystick Journal! We’re always on the lookout for talented writers who share our passion for gaming and storytelling. If you’re enthusiastic about video games and eager to share your insights, reviews, or creative pieces with our community, we’d love to hear from you.

What We’re Looking For:

Articles and Features: We welcome well-researched and engaging articles on a wide range of gaming-related topics, including game reviews, industry trends, opinion pieces, gaming culture, and retrospectives.

Reviews: Whether it’s the latest AAA blockbuster or an indie gem, we’re interested in comprehensive and honest reviews that provide readers with valuable insights into gameplay, mechanics, graphics, sound, and overall experience.

Guides and Tutorials: Are you an expert at mastering difficult levels, finding hidden secrets, or optimizing gameplay strategies? Share your expertise with our readers through detailed guides, tutorials, and tips.

Creative Writing: Do you have a knack for storytelling? We’re open to creative pieces inspired by video games, including short stories, fan fiction, poetry, and more. Let your imagination run wild!

Submission Guidelines:

Original Content: We only accept original content that has not been published elsewhere. Plagiarism or copying content from other sources will not be tolerated.

Word Count: Articles typically range from 800 to 1,500 words, while reviews and creative pieces may vary in length. Please ensure your submission meets our word count guidelines.

Formatting: All submissions should be in a clear, readable format with proper headings, paragraphs, and punctuation. If including images or screenshots, ensure they are of high quality and relevant to the content.

Style and Tone: We encourage a conversational and engaging writing style that resonates with our audience of gamers. Avoid overly technical language or jargon unless necessary, and maintain a respectful and inclusive tone throughout your writing.

Citations and Sources: If referencing external sources or research, please provide proper citations and credit where applicable.

How to Submit:

To submit your article or pitch an idea, please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Submission: [Your Article Title].” Include a brief introduction about yourself, your proposed topic or article title, and a summary of your idea. Attach your article as a Word document or Google Doc.

Please Note:

  • While we strive to review all submissions in a timely manner, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry.
  • We reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, grammar, and style, as well as to make any necessary changes for publication.
  • By submitting your work to Joystick Journal, you grant us permission to publish and distribute it on our website and affiliated platforms.
  • Thank you for considering Joystick Journal as a platform for your gaming-related content. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your insights with our community of gamers!

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