The Welsh Gaming Network is a community organization run by volunteers who want to create a place to promote all things gaming in Wales. We have a discord of 400+ members, as well as an engaged Twitter following and an active website.
As you’ve probably seen on the website, we offer written content that is:
- Game reviews – PC, Console & Mobile
- Technology reviews – both gaming equipment, and general technology
- Informational articles – from things like how to clean your keyboard, to what is a MOBA, to top 10 co-op games etc.
- Events coverage – both major events such as E3, to small local events
- Local coverage – coverage of things happening in Wales
- Opinion pieces – we also welcome general opinion pieces that relate to gaming
- Gaming news – New releases, updates, patches and just general gaming news
If you’re interested in submitting pieces on any of the following, we have two positions:
- Guest writer – this has no commitments and you can simply submit content as and when you have it, with no expectations for further content.
- Writer – as an established writer, you’ll be promoted on the discord and be considered part of the WGN team. This will give you access to a channel to discuss with other writers, as well as an invitation to regular staff meetings. You will have priority claims on any available game keys or equipment, but will be expected to provide regular content, ideally at least 1-2 pieces of content per month, but there’s no upper limit!
Articles should be a minimum of 300 words, but there is no upper limit. Whilst we do not require you to have been born in Wales, this is a community for showcasing Welsh development and talent, so we would expect you to have some connection to Wales (been born here OR living here now OR have lived here in the past), or for the content to be relating to Wales (international submissions are welcome if the content directly relates to Wales or Welsh events). Whilst our content so far is in English, we would be very happy to accept submissions in Welsh also.
Why write for us:
- Your work will be edited for you and images added (not mandatory, but it’s offered!)
- You’ll get feedback from other writers and from community members
- You can list the WGN on a C.V. or as a volunteer position if you’re still at Uni or hoping to pursue a creative or writing career
- You can use the WGN in your writing portfolio – ideal for both professional writers and freelancers
- Your article will be shared on our Twitter, Discord and be seen by our website visitors.
- Potential to receive game keys or equipment if you’re a reviewer.
- Your own channels will be linked in every article through your author box – including your website, social media, YouTube and Twitch (if you have them).
- A follow link will be provided back to your own website (for SEO purposes, this will increase your personal Domain Authority).
- If you create your own content, it might be possible to embed this within your posts where relevant, driving traffic to your channels/YouTube.
As any writer knows, part of improving is getting experience, trying new things, getting feedback and building up a portfolio. Although there is no monetary compensation, the WGN can offer all of the above. In the future, as we grow, we’d love to expand what we can offer our writing team.