Hello, my name is Diego and I’m the founder of Into The Spine. Hope you are keeping well and staying safe.
One of the first things I thought about when creating the site was the possibility of building a new place for writers from all over the world. I want people to contribute at their own pace, talk about the stuff they love and tell stories about games. Into The Spine is primarily focused on indies, but that doesn’t exclude AA or AAA games.
We have been establishing ourselves as a site to host diverse voices, along with supporting new folks in different ways. Opinions about recent news, experiences that games evoke in players, and features that involve personal aspects of our lives. Don’t ever assume an idea might not “fit” the site. As long as it involves video games, we’ll always consider it. Just don’t pitch us extremely timely ideas, since our schedule varies month per month!
Pitches: Ideas must be around 100 words long, or two paragraphs, and please, don’t forget to add a brief introduction about yourself. Also, include some links to your previous work, either from a site or a personal blog.
Rates: When I started this site, I stated from the very beginning that all contributors will be paid for their work. This will always remain true. But, keep in mind that all payments are coming 100% from Patreon, and we currently don’t have a huge budget. Given the case, we will always help freelancers to get their potential ideas someplace else.
Flat rate is $25 at the moment, thanks to our lovely Patreon supporters. We’re not giving you a word limit, so decide how much that’s worth to you.
Note: Depending on the number of pitches, we won’t be able to fulfill every request.
Persons of color as well as LGTBQ+ folks are more than encouraged to pitch. As for countries you come from, we receive people from all over the world, as long as PayPal is an eligible option for you in order for us to process payments.
Into The Spine is the place I’ve always wanted to write for when I started freelancing, and now, a potential site to showcase stories about video games. Plurality of voices and all kinds of backgrounds are, and will be, the source of this. I want to present people with a voice, an identity in each piece. Having the freedom to get your personal or niche ideas published, while building a portfolio and improving your skills at the same time.
Please, forward all pitches and ideas to email@example.com and feel free to contact us on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Let’s make it happen.