Since 2007 when I first started as the Guide to Game Shows, I've received numerous requests asking for details on guest-written articles and how to schedule interviews for inclusion on the site. If you're interested in either of these, here's how to proceed.
We can indeed accept and publish guest articles! If you've got a great idea for a game show article or want to share your experiences with others, I'm definitely interested in hearing your suggestions.
Of course, there are some guidelines to keep in mind before you make your request:
- All guest articles must be completely original and not published elsewhere. They also cannot be republished elsewhere after being published here, though you are of course welcome to link to your article(s) here.
- You can include links to your own website and social networking pages, as well as a bio if desired.
- All guest pieces will be edited for style, spelling, and grammar, and links will be added as well.
- Your piece will be credited to you once published, so your name will appear on the document.
- Please don't send me a finished piece right off the bat. Send me your article outline or topic first to make sure that it doesn't already appear on the site in some form.
- In the same vein, please search the site to see if your idea is already covered. If it is but you have a different angle, that's great - send me your suggestion!
- Guest articles are not compensated.
If you're interested in contributing, send me an e-mail with your name, topic idea(s), and a brief introduction. I can't guarantee that all suggestions will be accepted, but I'm willing to work with you to find other appropriate ideas if necessary.
For examples of some of the guest content on the site, take a look at some of these contributions:
- Announcing The Price is Right by Randy West
- How to Stand Out at a Game Show Audition by Jason Luna
- The Price is Right Live at Bally's in Las Vegas by Chad Mosher
You don't have to be a game show announcer, contestant, or expert to contribute of course. We welcome reviews of live shows, tapings, and even some products related to game shows, for example. If you're a game show fan and want to write about your passion, please feel free to send me an article pitch.
Interviews are a big part of the content here, and I love speaking to everyone involved with game shows -- so far everyone has been extremely friendly and a lot of fun to interview. If you want to pitch an interview opportunity, I'm always open to these suggestions.
If you'd like to be interviewed for the site, you must have some sort of connection to game shows. Contestants, crew, staff, hosts, announcers - all are welcome. I get a lot of pitches that are not at all related to game shows, so if you send one of those, chances are that I will simply delete it. If you've got an on-topic interview suggestion, however, contact me at the e-mail address above with details and we'll set something up.
Examples of interviews currently published include:
- Jim Thornton, Wheel of Fortune Announcer
- Todd Newton, Host of Family Game Night
- Neal Konstantini, Casting Producer
- Celebrity Jeopardy Contestant Charles Shaughnessy
Feel Free to Drop Me a Line
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me about guest articles or interviews. I'd love to work with you!