❉ Interested in becoming an active part of We Are Cult? Read on!
We Are Cult is a welcoming home for fans of all genres and media, and we are interested in articles, reviews, thought-pieces and non-clickbaity listicles from new and experienced writers who can combine passionate enthusiasm with critical reflection and subject knowledge, and above all, can write in an engaging style.
If this sounds like you, please read the following guidelines and consider getting in touch!
Our content is intelligent, engaging, provocative, challenging and above all fun; focusing on anything distinctive, independently minded, and wayward in spirit, covering the worlds of cinema, television, music and books up to the present day.
As a writer, you have the right to believe that your critical assessment is right, true and good, regardless of what others believe. Polite criticism of other points of view is not only acceptable but also part of the reason to write reviews in the first place. A good article states what is good and bad, and why.
Consider the minimum article length to be 500 words and the maximum to be 1,200 words. That’s not absolutely strict, however – but if you’re going to write something outside these boundaries, it should be very well-written. Bear in mind that if it’s too long it may get edited down, but if it’s too short we’ll ask you for a rewrite. Song or album reviews are negotiable, with a minimum of 300 words being acceptable.
Please spell-check, grammar-check and use punctuation correctly before sending your work.
All titles (songs, films, TV series, episodes, albums) should be set in italics.
We reserve the right to edit your work. Usually, this just means minor edits, but if you have a problem with the piece as posted, drop us a line and we’ll discuss it. Our policy is: we’ll treat your reviews with respect.
Attach any images separately in your email.
Include your author bio at the bottom with at least one social network to find you on (preferably twitter so we can link to you) and include your link for your site/blog if you have one!
We are unable to pay contributors, as We Are Cult is a non-commercial, collaborative website. The upkeep and maintenance of the site (CMS, domain hosting, plugins, etc.) is paid for out of the Editor in Chief’s own pocket – occasionally we use Amazon affiliated links, which accrues revenue between zero and 49 pence. We Are Cult, therefore, is very much a labour of love – consider it akin to a fanzine (Millennials – ask your parents!). What you WILL receive, however, are review copies and promos, and eternal bragging rights for having your words in ‘print’!
Your content will be read. We Are Cult has achieved a strong online presence, with just under 300,000 views since we launched in September 2016, which we hope to maintain, and quality writing is key to achieving that. We will also expect prospective writers to actively support the site’s content by sharing posts across various social media platforms.
But above all, the aim is to have fun sharing your passions, intelligently and engagingly, especially if your cultural interests are a little leftfield or wayward.
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