Are you awesome?
If you answered yes to the question above, you already meet one of the prerequisites for being published on Legit MTG.
We’re currently looking for writers in the following categories: Competitive Magic, Casual Magic, and Magic Culture.
“How does it work?”
It’s pretty simple:
Write an article, then send it to us.
What’s that? You still have questions? Oh… well maybe the information below will help.
“What should I write about?”
If you’re asking this question, then you’ve picked the wrong site to write for. We’re looking for people who are passionate about the topics that they write about. We want people who sit at work all day brewing new decks or looking up prices on eBay. It’s the people with an opinion and a vested interest in the game that write the best articles.
“I’m not famous, is that OK?”
We can’t afford famous. Let’s do this!
“How long should my article be?”
You’re article should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Keep in mind, longer is not always better. If the article is wordy or starts to incoherently ramble, it’s going to give my editors heartburn. Be nice to my editors!
One of the skills that good writers have is to be able to say what they want with the perfect amount of words. Not too much, not too little.
Notice how this bullet point is starting to ramble? I bet you were getting ready to skip over to the next one! You want to avoid doing that to your readers.
“When can I expect to hear back?”
Nothing is worse than sending in a submission and then listening to crickets until you’ve given up any hope of hearing back. I’m not saying that ever happened to me… *Sniff* … but that’s neither here nor there. It wont happen with your submission.
You should hear back from us in a few days time. It might be a little longer if the editors are busy, but rest assured, you will hear back.
Your piece might get rejected.
This is the hardest part of my job. Everyone knows that I’m not the Ernest Hemingway of Magic writing, so it feels awkward for me (or me by proxy) to tell you that we can’t publish your work. As awkward as it might be, it’s necessary to cultivate and develop the vision of the site.
If your piece gets rejected, we’ll try to offer some explanation and some resources to help develop your piece or your writing in general.
We’re also open to new submissions even if one of your pieces gets rejected. Don’t let rejection discourage you.
“My name is Jonathan, I’ve been playing for…”
New writers tend to start their piece by introducing themselves. This helps to get the blood running before they start to craft sentences on their topic. Try to avoid this. A short introduction in a piece is okay, but anything longer than a couple of sentences should be put in the email that you attach your article to.
“Where should I send my Article?”
Send all submissions to email@example.com and be sure to specify which category that you want to write for by including one of these in the subject: [Casual] [Competitive] [Culture].
[Competitive] is content on Standard, Modern, Legacy, Limited, Vintage, and FNM
[Casual] is content on Cube, Commander, and Kitchen Table
[Culture] is content on Finance, Card Alters, and Social Media
“Will I get paid for my Submission?”
We’re just starting out, so we can’t drop the big bucks just yet. We can pay a small amount of Legit MTG store credit for your submissions. Naturally, if you win a GP or something similar, we can offer more than if you write about your sweet Commander deck.
“Who is firstname.lastname@example.org?”
The editor mail box at Legit MTG is run by an army of gnomes with various superpowers, including but not limited to: flying, melting steel with their mind, telekinesis, and cracking eggs without dropping shell slivers into the yoke.
Alright enough hanging out. Those articles aren’t going to write themselves! May the force be with you.