Do you love our content? Want to help us make more of it? Skiffy and Fanty is looking for more contributors! We’re an unpaid group of fans who like to yammer on about science fiction and fantasy. Join us and help us take over the world, one review at a time!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
- A short cover letter about how you found us, why you want to join our family, and what sections you’d like to contribute to.
- A link to your blog OR links to at least three different writing samples.
We are an inclusive and diverse network. We are always on the lookout for diverse perspectives, especially POC and LGBT+. Skiffy and Fanty wants to broaden our horizons and help the world grow in turn, and we’d love to have you join our team! We’re committed to using more of our space to uplift marginalized communities and bolster your voices in every way we can.
Applicants should be familiar with WordPress, Google Docs, Twitter, and deadlines. Additionally, you should be familiar with the contemporary conversation of your preferred category. There may be additional requirements in the descriptions below, so read thoroughly!
We have openings for reviewers of each of the following categories. Writers will submit 1+ articles a month in their area, and may be asked to contribute to podcasts as well:
Are you loving Star Trek: Discovery? Want to recap some of your favorite SFF shows from the past? We’re looking for reviews that focus on current issues and debates in televised SFF and take a deeper look at diversity, tech, and the television industry as a whole. Send us a list of TV shows you’d be interested in covering!
We’re looking for someone to focus specifically on SFF LGBT+ media, including novels, short stories, movies, and everything else. Reviewers should be familiar with current discourse in the LGBT+ community and have a focus on intersectionality and positive representation.
Do you have “capital-O Opinions” on the latest Star Wars movie? Ready to dig your teeth into the latest mess? We want to hear about it! Send us a list of the last five SFF movies you’ve seen. Ideally, applicants would be familiar with current discourse on diversity and controversies in the industry.
Anime & Cartoons
Our reviewer for this section will write about SFF in animation. We’re looking for a focus on issues and discourse within the fan community as well as active discussions about the people behind the scenes of animation. Send us a list of shows you would be interested in covering!
Comics & Graphic Novels
We want to help highlight the amazing creators of the comic and graphic novel industries. We’re especially interested in reviews that focus on indie works, diverse creators, and web comics. Monthly reviews can focus on a specific series or spread out to cover general topics and releases. Applicants should include a list of recent reads in their email.
Young adult is a growing voice, and we want to help it grow! We are most interested in reviews that focus on diversity and accessibility in this audience range. Reviewers can expect to cover specific books and larger topics about the young adult industry in books as a whole. Experience with interviewing is a plus, but not required!
We want to help represent small press SFF, and we want someone dedicated to helping promote small press publishers and their authors!
Does your heart melt with romance? Need an excuse to read more of it and tell everyone about it? No worries. We can help! Reviewers should expect to focus on marginalized voices, showcase positive entries in the genre, and share a passion for inclusion within the sub-genre.
We’re looking for someone with a strong heart and an interest in scary stuff for this category! Reviews will include movies, books, and genre-specific works in general. We’re also looking for reviewers who can discuss the horror industry as a whole, with a focus on SFF foundations and topics.
We’re hoping to highlight authors of poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction with this category. Reviewers for this category will be responsible for finding the majority of works they review.
Non-Fiction (genre adjacent)
Yes, yes, we know that this is kind of a stretch. But we’re looking for someone to with a love for genre-adjacent non-fiction who can give us highlights on the up-and-coming names in SFF and be on the lookout for books that look at the science of SF and the underlying mechanics of SFF. Experience with interviewing authors is a plus, but not required.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Last updated: December 2017