Juiced.GS is a publication that serves and represents the Apple II community. One way we fulfill that mission is by considering submissions from any retrocomputing enthusiast. While regular contributors are considered part of our staff, we are interested in receiving article pitches from others in the community as well.
What we cover
Juiced.GS publishes articles on a wide variety of Apple II media, history, and personalities, including but not limited to:
- Reviews of hardware, software, films, and books
- Interviews with historical figures or contemporary enthusiasts
- Behind-the-scenes looks at software or hardware you developed
- Programming tutorials and techniques
- Emulation strategies
- Networking and telecommunications tricks
- Event coverage of retrocomputing conferences and conventions around the world
- Personal narratives: what you learned from the Apple II, your visit to a computer museum, etc.
How to pitch
If you would like to write for Juiced.GS, please send us your pitch! Describe your topic and angle. If you have not written for us before, please provide links to previous writings.
We prefer you work with the Juiced.GS editor from the article's planning stages so we can help steer it toward a final product suitable for our publication. This collaborative effort is preferable to an author writing an entire article and then pitching it fully formed to Juiced.GS.
All Juiced.GS contributors must sign a contract that affirms:
- Your written work is original and has not been previously published.
- You retain the copyright to your work, even after it has been published in Juiced.GS.
- After one year from publication, you are allowed to reuse your work in other media.
- Juiced.GS publisher Gamebits retains non-exclusive, worldwide, publishing rights in all languages and in all formats. We may publish your work in a variety of regions, languages, and media without additional compensation or negotiation.
- We consider plagiarism—using other people’s phrases or sentences without attribution—to be a serious offense, which would terminate our working relations.
This contract is to the benefit of both parties. It ensures that your content is not locked away in the Juiced.GS vault, instead allowing you to republish it, adapt it, or add it to your online portfolio. Likewise, Juiced.GS can continue sharing your article with our audience.
Juiced.GS articles are roughly 700 words per printed page. We currently pay an honorarium $10 per printed page, rounded up to the nearest half-page, payable via PayPal or check.
For small expenses associated with your article, such as the purchase of a book or a convention pass, reimbursement may be possible. Please inquire before making a purchase, and please record all receipts.
Once the topic and angle are agreed upon, you're free to start writing! Juiced.GS has the following expectations of its writers, both staff and freelance:
- You'll make a reasonable effort to conform to proper rules of grammar and spelling, as well as to the Juiced.GS style guide. (The editor reserves the right to edit for clarity, accuracy, length, etc.)
- Depending on the topic, we may request graphical assets as well (pictures, photographs, screenshots, artwork, etc.) to complement the text. These files should be submitted separately, not embedded inline in your text.
- Images that have appeared elsewhere are acceptable for use in Juiced.GS, provided permission is available from the original copyright holder (this includes Creative Commons).
- Drafts should be submitted in DOC, ODT, or RTF format.
- Issues are published every March, June, September, and December. Deadline for submission is the 15th of the month before publication. Expect to work on multiple revisions in response to feedback from the editor.
- Please include a one- to two-sentence bio with a link to your online presence, if any. This bio will be included at the end of the article, if possible; it may be edited or omitted for space.
We look forward to working with you and featuring your byline in Juiced.GS!