Fandom Contributor Program FAQ

Who is eligible to become a Fandom Contributor?

All fans 18 years of age and over are eligible.

What type of articles will Fandom Contributors write?

That’s really flexible: They can be opinion pieces, listicles, news items, reactions to news items, and more.

Will we be able to choose the articles we write?

You’ll be able to “pitch” articles of your own choosing, as well as choose from available “assignments” compiled by Fandom staff. In either case, we’ll want you to focus on your particular area of expertise: If you’re a Marvel fan, for example, you won’t be expected to write an article about Call of Duty (unless you’re also a Call of Duty fan!).

How many articles per month are Fandom Contributors expected to create?

At this point, Fandom Contributors will be required to create at least one article per month to be considered active.

How is this different from Fandom’s existing user blogs?

User blogs will still exist, and you will be free to post to them as much or as little as you’d like. But being a Fandom Contributor offers a more professional experience: For every Fandom Contributor article you write, a staff member will work with you to edit the piece and get it ready for publication.

Will articles be bylined with our real name?

We encourage Fandom Contributors to use their real name; however, we understand there are some situations where this is not desirable, and we can work with you to find an alternative solution.

Will we be able to publish Fandom Contributor articles elsewhere?

Articles published to the Fandom Contributor platform will be the sole property of Fandom and cannot be published elsewhere without permission.

Will we be paid for the articles we create?

No, but you will build up a body of work and an audience that you’ll be able to carry with you to other professional opportunities if you choose. And, as Fandom Contributors advance through the program, they may gain access to creative talent, preview events, conventions, and more.

Ready to apply? Go back to the Fandom Contributor sign-up page!