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How do I become a reviewer for Pen & Paper Games?

Pen & Paper Games is now accepting submissions for roleplaying game reviews and gaming advice columns to be featured in the site's articles section. If you are a talented writer with a passion for RPGs and a desire to share your insights and opinions with a community of thousands of roleplayers, we want to hear from you.

What We Are Looking For
For reviews, we are looking to publish articles primarily about new roleplaying games, supplements and other related products that have hit the market within the last several months and preferably within a month or so of the release date. That doesn't mean that we won't consider reviews about older games. In fact, if you think you have found a hidden gem amongst the masses, we'd love to share that with our community, but these should be for exceptional quality and typically more obscure games that our members may never have even heard about, let alone considered playing.

Quality & Format
Reviews will typically range be between 1,000 and 2,500 words. The article should be clear, concise, and easy to read without a lot of flowery prose or fluff. It should be plainly obvious that you have spent a lot of time reading through the rulebook and, if possible, actually playing the game. Don't just tell us you liked it or didn't like it. Tell us specifically what it was about the game that you liked and/or didn't like. The goal is to give the reader enough information about the game to help them decide if this is a product they would enjoy.

As to the layout and format of the article, we don't currently have a standard format for reviews. However, I suggest that you take a look at [this article] as a general guideline. As a rule, the article should be grammatically correct with good paragraph and sentence structure and flow, thoroughly spell checked, and require a minimal amount of editing to be published. If your article is filled with typos and language errors, it will not be considered.

Payment
Pen & Paper Games does not currently offer any financial compensation for reviews or other articles published on our site. However, if you have had a review or article published in our articles section within the last six months, you will be considered an active reviewer/columnist. This will grant you a custom title on the forums and all of the premium membership benefits of a Community Supporter account.

Submission Guidelines
Before you write up your article, please send a query email to gm@penandpapergames.com with an article proposal telling us: 1) what game you would like to review or topic you'd like to cover, 2) a brief two to three paragraph synopsis of your article, and 3) a timeline of when you expect to be able to complete your submission. We'll typically respond to these emails within a week to let you know if we're interested and go from there.

How do I submit a product for review at Pen & Paper Games?

Please contact gm@penandpapergames.

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