How to Submit to HP/Mana

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Welcome to HP/Mana, one of the few gaming and esports publications on Medium. As a growing publication, we’re hoping to welcome writers interested in video games, esports, and streaming culture. How has Ninja’s partnership with Adidas influenced the video game industry? Can the Call of Duty League succeed under its new franchised system? Is Death Stranding fun or not fun? If you can answer any of these questions, HP/Mana could be a good fit for you.

Guidelines

  • We accept unpublished drafts only.
  • Photos must be credited. Stock photos are acceptable. You can find these for free at Unsplash, Pexels, Burst, and The Stocks.
  • No ads or articles with affiliate links will be accepted. Genuine reviews are welcome!
  • No heavy self-promotion. Mentioning that you’re a streamer is cool. Posting your videos is not.
  • No simultaneous posts. We understand that you may write elsewhere, and we think that’s awesome! However, articles that exist on other sites will not be accepted.

What we prioritize

  • Stories behind Medium’s paywall: Medium has launched its Partner Program that allows writers to make money off their writing. In order to help you get paid, we’ll prioritize publishing stories behind the paywall. Putting your story behind the paywall increases your chances of being featured. To join the program: the Medium Partner Program link on https://medium.com/creators page.

The 36-Hour Rule

  • Because we’re just starting, the 36-hour rule doesn’t apply just yet. However, as we attract more writers and our inbox fills up, this rule will be implemented so we don’t waste your time. If you haven’t heard from us about your story within 36 hours, just assume that your piece hasn’t been accepted at this time. You’re always welcome to submit future drafts!

How To Submit

If accepted, you’ll be added to HP/Mana as a writer. After becoming a writer, you can directly submit drafts to our publication. The 36-hour rule applies here too. If you aren’t accepted, please send in future drafts!

Connect on Discord

HP/Mana is a project under the podcast Power Level. For those who want to directly connect with the owner, podcast hosts, and other industry professionals, feel free to join our Discord! Here we provide a mixture of help for new writers, streamers, and content creators in the gaming and esports universe.

What We Offer:

  • A platform to write and share your work
  • The opportunity to diversify your portfolio
  • A supportive community that can help with pitch ideas, editing, contract literacy, and more
  • Access to one-on-one help
  • Have your work edited (and critiqued, if asked)
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Self-promo for writers, streamers, podcasts, and more

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Crystal Mills

Crystal Mills

Content/Marketing Strategist in gaming, esports, and Web3. Wannabe Power Ranger. Coffee Addict. I play way too much Mass Effect.