Every communication we receive is read carefully by our editorial staff, with each submission of work (images or text) being stored for potential future use. Each month we will select the most promising current and past submissions for inclusion in The Blue Skittle.
Due to the significant amounts of work submitted each month, we are unable to provide feedback to all writers regarding all of their work.
Writers will be expected to submit their work for review by The Blue Skittle editorial staff and may be asked to make changes to their work before it’s included in the magazine. While it is always a writer’s choice whether to follow or ignore any recommendations provided, disregarding suggestions may preclude the possibility of work being included in the magazine.
Deadlines are inflexible. If material is not submitted by the deadline for a given month, it will be reserved for a future edition.
Before you submit anything, read, study, and contemplate The Blue Skittle mission statement; it could save your time. The principles outlined in that mission statement will be rigorously applied to all pieces considered for publication.
Submissions should be previously unpublished work, and can take the form of articles, images, poetry, and short or serial fiction, which relate to, deal with, or reflect upon, video game culture. Multiple submissions are welcome.
All work must take a unique approach to its subject matter. While that subject matter needs to be, in some recognizable manner, connected to the experiences of gamers, it should not be a subject that is dealt with by any number of other websites or magazines (reviews, previews, news). They do their thing and we will do something else.
We are looking for work that deals with subjects which really matter to people, which makes people think about themselves, their experiences, their habits, their friends, or their beliefs, in new and challenging ways. Often, this kind of art or writing will make use of artistic or writing styles that are not typically found in other media, but more importantly, it will ensure that considerable thought has been given to every element of the production process in order to create a memorable and distinctive piece.
Finally, it is our expressed intention to both challenge and enable people to act. Submissions that encourage people to extend themselves and interact with gaming culture in new ways are vigorously encouraged.
We have no interest in pieces that express poorly conceived or incompletely considered ideas. Nor do we have any interest in art or articles that are self-absorbed in their views, narrow in their focus, traditional in their presentation, common in their perspective, or derivative or iterative in their style.
With your submissions please provide the following information: full name, screen or Live name, age, city/state or province/country, website link, and a few brief biographical comments about you, your work, or your background.
All work needs to demonstrate the principles outlined in The Blue Skittle mission statement.
There is no defined word limit, but please ensure articles are succinct, interesting, and demonstrate a unique approach to the selected subject matter. All text submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images should be as large and of as high a quality as possible (300 Dpi, with a maximum of 20 MB per image). Please contact us if you have a large body of work and would rather send a CD. Image based submissions should be emailed to email@example.com
If you believe you have some work that other gamers would like to see or read and accomplishes the goals set out in our mission statement, submit it to The Blue Skittle. We can’t wait to see what you can do!