GameSkinny is the video game destination for guides, community news, features, listicles, and reviews. The editorial team is looking for freelance writers who specialize in video game fanfic and romance. Are you a frequenter of A03 and Wattpad? Do you dabble in dating sims or swoon for romance-heavy visual novels? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on for more details.

Interested candidates should have in-depth knowledge of gaming and must be comfortable writing about various gaming-related topics. Applicants should be motivated self-starters with an attention to detail. We’re a global, digital newsroom filled with passionate and dedicated team members.

Areas we're interested in covering but are not limited to:

  • Video game fanfic (romantic and/or non-romantic)
  • Video game fan art
  • Dating sims
  • Romance visual novels
  • Games with romance options

Bonus points for:

  • Expert knowledge of video games with a strong presence on fanfic sites, like Final Fantasy, Genshin Impact, Kingdom Hearts, Persona, and Mass Effect.


    • Help cover news, features, and guides around game releases
    • Work with editors to develop pitches
    • Meet deadlines for publishing stories
    • Follow trending topics through Google Trends and social media
    • Understanding online game communities and the games themselves

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience writing about the gaming industry
    • Familiarity with Google Trends, Trello, and WordPress
    • Knowledge of SEO practices

    Please provide a portfolio or writing examples to showcase your work.

    Compensation ranges from $11-$60 USD per article. Pay rates may vary for international candidates based on location.

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