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2021 Summer Call for Contributors

Meeple Mountain is looking for passionate board gamers to join our team and help us to refine our voice. If you've got what it takes, drop us a line!

Even though the past 18 months have been hell for many of us, tabletop gaming has seen a resurgence: board games sales have skyrocketed, boutique TTRPGs (tabletop role playing games) are everywhere, and the hobby is experiencing massive growth.

That’s where we come in. Meeple Mountain is a group of passionate gamers who share our love of board gaming through written and video reviews, articles, and humor. And we’re looking for new team members to join us on our journey.

Meeple Mountain has been publishing high quality reviews, articles, editorials, songs, Top 6 lists, and humor pieces since 2015; all of it directly relating to tabletop gaming. Twice a year we put out a public call for contributors in hopes of attracting passionate board gamers who want their voice to be heard and to share their love of board games with the world. Our volunteer writing team consists of over 50 authors from all over the United States, Canada, as well as parts of the U.K. and Europe, and we’d like you to consider joining us!

Have you ever looked at the content that Meeple Mountain or other sites produce and think, “I could do that”? Then you’re in the right place. We’re looking for people with interesting stories and perspectives; especially from groups whose voices might not be heard as frequently. We want to continue to improve Meeple Mountain’s voice in the board gaming industry, but more importantly we want to speak with authenticity and integrity, and welcome readers and writers from all social and economic backgrounds.

To that end our call for contributors has three stated goals:

1) Increase the diversity of our team.

You don’t have to look far to notice that board game media is overwhelmingly composed of white men; including here at Meeple Mountain. But that’s not representative of the US population! More than 50% of the US are women and close to 30% identify as Black, Latino, Asian, or another race.

We want to include more underrepresented voices, and we want to hear your story.

2) More international writers.

Gamers in the United States make up the bulk of our readership, but we want to change that. Board games are loved all over the world and we’d love to have our writing team represent other countries by covering topics important and relevant to them. We’d even love to publish multi-lingual articles eventually (Spanish, French, or German anyone?).

Web traffic by country:

  1. United States = 50%
  2. UK= 8%
  3. Canada = 8%
  4. Australia = 4%
  5. Germany = 2%
  6. Netherlands = 2%
  7. India = 2%
  8. Singapore = 1%
  9. Spain = 1%
  10.  Sweden = 1%

3) A broader set of topics.

While the majority of our content is board game reviews, those pieces don’t generate as much traffic as our Top Six lists, articles, or opinion pieces. Why is that? We think it’s because you care about topics that matter to you. You might not care about our review of Everdell, but you probably do care about gaming with your significant other or how to make new friends through board gaming. Our articles about building up community get consistent traffic because that topic resonates with people. There are plenty of social and mental health issues that affect each of us in different ways, and plenty of ways that tabletop games can impact our lives. We’d love to explore them with you.

So Really…Come Join our Team!

We want board gamers of all sorts: party gamers, war gamers, RPG gamers, or anyone who loves modern tabletop gaming. Do you write gaming-adjacent short stories or poems, want to work with us on our upcoming webcomic, film videos, or maybe you write songs about obscure Euro games? Then you’re the one for us!

Or maybe you’re not a writer, but you’re great at organization, graphic design, illustration, marketing & social media, or other areas. As our team grows, the opportunities we offer continue to expand.

If any of this sounds interesting then check out the links below!

Find out more about working with Meeple Mountain!

Or drop us an email and tell us you’re interested!

About the author

Andy Matthews

Founder of Meeple Mountain, editor in chief of MeepleMountain.com, and software engineer. Father of 4, husband to 1, lover of games, books, and movies, and all around nice guy. I run Nashville Game Night, and Nashville Tabletop Day.

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