Updated on 20th Oct, 2010: Application’s are open again~ Check HERE.
Hey all! As you must have noticed already, the announcement for writers wanted at Metanorn has been up subliminally on our sidebar for the need of some new blood for the next season.
This post is all about our hunt for dedicated writers. First and foremost is our motto to HAVE FUN HERE AND ENJOY YOUR STAY! That is the first thing that kanzie told me when she enlisted me on the team and I have never looked back. We are the people who enjoy everything about the anime/manga fandom. So, yes we do have philosophical thoughts but we are a bunch of fangirls too because we love anime-dorama, seiyuus and everything surprising or exciting about the fandom.
Some criterion for what we are looking for in a writer:
- Avid watcher/reader of anime/manga
- Dedicated: Has more than an interest in writing and sharing thoughts because well, whatever it is the bottomline will remain to enjoy the process rather than taking it as a job
- Some ground knowledge about ani-blogging and screen-capping (this is not mandatory as I can always provide a tutorial on our format)
What an ideal application should include?
- An introduction about yourself, some info about how you came to love the fandom, your interest in writing, etc.
- If you are already writing/ blogging, provide samples (where applicable).
- A post example, take any episode of series that you are watching and write an episodic review of it. Add in screencaps to show relevance. You can send this by copy-pasting it in your email editor or even send MS Word document if you do not trust your email editor to keep the alignment, attachment, etc.
- Answer these fandom related questions:
- What kind of anime/manga you like?
- What are you currently watching/reading?
- From summer/fall shows, what looks interesting to you. Also for blogging what is your favourite genre and shows that you would like to cover?
- If you get selected, what categories would you like to post for? Check out our categories tree for a reference. (E.g., Anime episodic, manga, quick-bits, etc.)
Deadline is pretty open right now (tentatively mid of November). Email your submissions to [email protected]. Would welcome guest bloggers too so whatever floats your boat. ^^
Bottomline is we are doing this self-motivated, just because we love the fandom so much. Though, there is definitely gratification when you find like-minded people and get response from the frequenting visitors. In short, a platform where you can share your anime love and thoughts with whacky people just like yourself! XD
So, we would look forward to your applications and in case of any further queries, comment here or email. Apply Away~!