If you can write and you love PC gaming we’d like to hear from you. GamingDaily is a tight and fun community of respected writers that endeavour to bring the best PC Gaming articles to the internet: proper, opinionated reviews, editorials, retrospectives, and strictly no press-releases or rumors-as-headlines type rubbish.
Why you should
It’s voluntary work, which isn’t ideal for anyone but good things will come of it. If you’re worth your salt, you’ll get some excellent profiling with people that matter and some great experience in writing for a site with high standards and editorial processes.
Our history of games writers is pretty great: Craig Lager (me, editor) splits his time between this and freelancing for places like Bit-Gamer, Custom PC Magazine, Continue Magazine, Rock Paper Shotgun and PC Gamer amongst others; Chris Thursten (ex deputy editor) did a large amount of work for EDGE and now works as PC gamers video editor full time; Tom Senior is PC gamers news editor full time; and Jaz McDougall, Phil Savage, Ed Fenning and Tom Hatfield have all prominently worked for us before doing professional freelance too.
Also, we’ve had Tim Edwards (PC Gamer editor), Richard Cobbett (freelancer for anywhere that matters) and Joe Martin (bit-tech/custom pc games editor) in podcasts (or even writing for us).
Lastly, Graham Smith of PC Gamer has been known to tell budding new writers to come and work for us to learn the ropes. Out of all the sites out there, he recommended us. So, that’s why you should do it – if nothing else, GamingDaily is a good thing to tell people you’ve worked on.
To start contributing:
Have a read of our style guide and send us stuff that fits. Hopefully you’re already well acquainted with the site and know the sort of stuff we do, but it’s still worth having a look. After that, send a sample or two to firstname.lastname@example.org, or even better, link us to your blog and we’ll take a look. We do reply to all emails, so if you haven’t heard from us in a week then we’ve either not received it or we’ve forgotten – do feel free to remind us.