On May 4, 2014, John and I gathered our courage, wrote Gunpla Grade and Scale 101, and pressed publish on this website for the first time.
Three years later, we’ve grown a lot! In fact, you’re currently reading the 115th post on the website! And it’s not only John and I writing anymore. You’ve probably read some pieces from our esteemed group of contributors, including:
- Milky. Featured post: Step Up Your Gunpla: Paint Types 101
- Henry. Featured post: Gunpla Seam Line Removal 101
- Mario. Featured post: How to build a light box for Gunpla photography
- Otaku Dan. Featured post: Tips For Spray-Painting Gunpla
Now, we’re looking to expand our contributor base, and we want you to join our team!
As you can see, you do not need to use your real name to write for Gunpla 101. However, you will always be paid in real money, via PayPal. This is what we’re looking for:
- Tutorials. Got a skill you want to share? We’d love to help! We’re looking for tutorials with multiple steps and plenty of photos taken during the process. We usually pay $40 for a tutorial with about 300 words and 5 photos, but rates are negotiable.
- Kit Reviews. Built a new kit and have some feelings about it? We’d love to publish your review and photos. We usually pay $40 for a kit review or $20 for a High Grade or SD review with at least 300 words and 5 photos.
- Lifestyle Posts. Entered a Gunpla competition? Visited the Gunpla factory in Shizuoka? Have a personal essay on how Gunpla has improved your life? We’re always looking to share our readers stories. We usually pay $40 but rates are (again!) negotiable.
Needless to say, photos are a huge part of our content here at Gunpla 101. Some of our contributors manage to use cell phones, but we recommend using a real camera. In fact, it’s more important that your photography is good than your writing. Lauren (me) is a professional writer and can help you polish the article itself. But I can’t fly to your house and take pictures!
We DON’T want you to write for us if:
- You don’t believe Gunpla is for everyone. We are an inclusive space where people of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to enjoy Gunpla as a hobby.
- You don’t like having your articles edited (with your permission) in any way.
- You don’t take photos of your Gunpla kits and you don’t want to learn how.
If you’re none of those things, and you have a pitch fitting what we’re looking for, or even a type of content you’d like to write for us that I didn’t list, we’d love to hear from you. Email [email protected]. Talk to you soon!
P.S. Have you seen our 404 page yet? Be sure to click on the photo.