How to Pitch Your FANDOM Article
What your pitch needs to include
When you pitch to us, you need to keep it concise and to the point. We don’t need your full article, but we also want more than just a headline. Aim for your pitch to be a short paragraph that includes:
- 2-3 headline ideas (read more about crafting a great headline here)
- A basic outline of at least 3 points your article will be covering and an idea of what question it will be answering
- A statement - about 2-3 sentences - of why you’re writing this article.
- Listicle pitches must include dot points of all of the entries that will appear in the listicle. For example, if you’re writing a listicle about 5 Quick-Thinking Icons in Pop Culture, we’d like to know who those 5 icons will be.
- An idea of your audience/who you’re targeting i.e. is it someone who’s new to this property, have they played every game in this series, are they younger and curious about this thing they’ve heard people talking about? Let us know who you’re aiming your article at.
- Which article type it is (see here for what these descriptions mean)
- How To
- Expert to Beginner
- Explore Related
- Ideal timing - are you aiming for it to coincide with an episode airing or movie/game release? Is it for an anniversary or birthday? Will you need some time to do deeper research or get more information after the movie/game/show/book comes out? Give us a rough deadline of when you will be able to complete your article. Be sure to give the Editorial team a minimum of 2-3 business days to assess your pitch, ample time for you to write and submit the piece, and 5-7 business days for your piece to go through our editing process. If your article needs a faster turnaround time, let us know and we can discuss it more on a case-by-case basis.
Fandom News and Stories Pitch Guidelines