SI Pitch Guidelines

Keys to a Good Pitch

Whether you want to write or illustrate for Savage Insider, you should be familiar with what it is. If you’ve never read it, you can’t know the style or tone of it. At the very least, you should read one of the even numbered issues from when it was free and published by Mystical Throne Entertainment. Those were led by the current editor-in-chief while she was the assistant editor with MTE.

Pitches need to demonstrate that the potential contributor has read submission guidelines and has familiarity with Savage Insider, as well as be received on or before deadlines as listed in the Call for Submissions. Send pitches to us via our contact form in the navigation menu.

Following are other factors that will increase your chance of your pitch being accepted are described according to whether pitches are for writing or illustrating.

A Good Writing Pitch

  1. Describes in one or two paragraphs what the feature would entail.
  2. Correlates the pitch with a specific feature.
  3. Includes estimated word count.
  4. If from a first-time contributor, is convincing that the creator can do a good job with the pitched piece. (E. G. Provides background pertaining to writing experience, cites published pieces, writes the pitch well, etc.)

A Good Illustrating Pitch

  1. Describes in one paragraph the illustration concept.
  2. Correlates the pitch with a specific, requested illustration for a feature or a cover that corresponds with a specific issue and its theme as outlined in the Call for Submissions.
  3. If from a first-time contributor, is convincing that the creator can do a good job with the pitched piece. (E. G. Points to portfolio, cites published pieces, etc.)
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