Writing for Meeple Mountain

So you want to write about board games?

That’s great! Thanks for your interest in Meeple Mountain.

These days, publishing content on the internet is easy. You can get a free Blogger, Wordress, or Medium site, start typing something up, hit publish, and presto, you’re a “published” author. But that’s not the end of the story, nor is it even the beginning. If you really want to have your voice, or point of view, heard in the board gaming community there’s a LOT of hard work that needs to be done before and after hitting that publish button.

That’s where Meeple Mountain comes in.

Meeple Mountain has an international writing team including three published authors and experience in video, music, data science, and software engineering. This incredibly diverse skill set means that we can produce interesting and compelling content across a wide spectrum of the tabletop gaming industry.

Meeple Mountain prides itself on unique content not found anywhere else in board game media. Interviews with well known designers like Alexander Pfister, Vital Lacerda, and Phil Walker-Harding, editorial content which asks if legacy games are the future board gaming, narrative articles like our story review of Daxu or Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, and scientific articles using Kickstarter data to make predictive analysis about future campaigns. We’re also fans of humorous pieces such as asking If Board Games Were Rock Bands, or proposing the perfect pairings of Board Games and the Movies they were meant for.

Meet the Meeple Mountain writing team!

The benefits of writing for Meeple Mountain

By joining our team of authors you’ll be grafted into our family and get to take advantage of a number of benefits including:

Collaborative editing, everyone helps each other – Every one of our authors wants your content to be the best it can be. We make that happen by reviewing your pieces for grammar, punctuation, syntax, and accuracy, and we’ll ask the same of you. In addition, our editorial team will provide important feedback (when needed) on improving your writing style, voice, and how to write for the web.

Meeple Mountain Chat, your new gaming family – One of our biggest strengths is the family we’ve built up since we launched MeepleMountain.com. All authors are invited and encouraged to join the Meeple Mountain Slack group (our team communication tool) where we discuss article ideas, industry news, review other author’s articles and just have fun chatting with each other.

High Profile viewership, more eyes on your writing – Because we cross promote our articles across a wide range of audiences  the Meeple Mountain website has consistently high traffic. As an author your articles could wind up on the front page of Reddit, retweeted by large social media accounts, or even featured on local news outlets. We’ve even partnered with magazines to reprint some of our content (with the writer’s explicit approval).

Review and early release access, “free games” – We get it, you love board games just like we do. As an author at Meeple Mountain, you’ll be included in our list of reviewers for new and upcoming games that we receive from publishers weeks or even months before the general public. For some Kickstarter games your feedback may even result in changes to the final product.

Please note that Meeple Mountain requests exclusive rights to publish submitted works for a period of one year.

Who are we looking for?

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We’re looking for anyone who loves board gaming, tabletop gaming, or just about anything gaming related. That also includes traditional board games, party games, Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs, wargaming, tabletop miniature games, and everything in between. We’re even looking for people interested in things like gaming news, short stories, art & illustration, crafting, and even non-traditional topics like how board gaming can contribute to an improved quality of life.

If you have an interesting or unique take we want to hear about it. Remember that board gaming is a hobby for everyone, regardless of ability level, race, body type, gender, or sexual orientation, and our goal is for our authors to represent that diversity. Thanks for your interest in writing for Meeple Mountain and we hope that you can join our team!

How do I sign up?

If you’re interested in joining the Meeple Mountain team, please send us an email and include the following:

  • A short bio of yourself
  • One or more writing samples.
    • Please include writing samples reflective of the kind of work you’re interested in contributing to Meeple Mountain.
  • Why you want to write about board gaming
  • The sorts of things you’d be interested in covering

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