We want YOU to write for Gunpla 101!

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:

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.

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  • I’ve e-mailed.. I hope I can contribute.. 🙂

  • I’ll be very willing to post some reviews on this site! Although IDK if i’ll be able to post them on my blog afterwards, will I be able to? I have a review up in the backlog that I think might be interesting for viewers to listen to.

    • We’d like to publish original writing for SEO purposes. You could use the same photos on a post on your blog and here, but the text would need to be different if you wrote for us.

      • Hmm, I guess I can write more about the experience of building and an overall of how the kit is like, instead of getting into the pure factual. Just to know, can the information I give on the two reviews be similar since it’s the same kit?

  • NuclearHotSauce
    December 27, 2017 12:16 am

    Hmm, I’d like to try reviews or some tutorials (maybe), I’m not very good at it, building skill is average, photography skill is also average. But question is what if there’s an overlapping in reviews/tutorials? And do you proof-read before publishing it?

    • Good photography is the single most important factor I look for. I proofread and edit everything – even if English is not your first language I don’t care! And this is Gunpla 101 so I want more basic tutorials as well as advanced ones.