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Guestwriting
ZeroLives is edited by a group of journalists that has been working in the gaming scene for over a decade. Our contacts in the gaming community allow us to report on gaming news reliably and accurately.

Interested in writing for us? Awesome! On this page you will find some guidelines to help you on your way to getting your article published on our website.

What are we looking for?
We receive hundreds of guestwriting requests every month, ranging from internet marketers to gaming enthusiasts. Here's what we're looking for, so you don't end up wasting your time.

1. News articles, features or reviews that relate to the topics that we cover on our website. We cover gaming news for all major platforms, including PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android and iOS.

2. If you are writing news articles, stick to facts and try to get the point across in 250 words or less. News articles may be longer in length if there is a good reason for it.

3. If you are writing feature articles or reviews, try to support your opinions and arguments with clear examples in such a way that there is no room for different interpretations.

4. When writing your article, include links to trustworthy sources, images and videos. Don't have an image? No problem! We will make sure your content looks beautiful.

5. We're looking for content that is worthwhile to read. We're not interested in fluff or articles on milked franchises such as Call of Duty or Guitar Hero, unless it is actually newsworthy.

6. We're looking for guestwriters that submit multiple pieces, not writers who wish to get their articles published on as many websites as possible nor writers who only submit one article.

Requirements
While we do have editors who review submissions, we still prefer high quality content. Before you submit your content, have a friend or colleague read or edit it to prevent grammar mistakes or poor writing.

1. Your content must be original, meaning that it may not include text that is directly copied from other websites. You may check out what competitors are doing, but then try to find your own angle when you write your article.

2. Your content may not include advertisements or promotional images to draw attention to the author or an unrelated third party product.

Editing
When writing your article be sure to only make use of the most basic markup. Your content may be displayed on a wide range of devices that may or may not be capable of rendering certain markup elements.

1. If applicable, the first paragraph of your article should give a short summary.

2. Do not use bold or italic font styling or font coloring.

3. If applicable, the last paragraph should give readers an indication of a product's release date.

4. Only link to trustworthy sources if it is necessary. Articles containing unnecessary links will not be published.

Author
Once your content has been edited and approved it will be shared with our community. We will create an author page to properly credit content authors for which we may require the following information.

1. Your full name.

2. Your address. (will not be published)

3. Your e-mail address.

4. A short bio of 50 words or less.

5. A photo of yourself. (optional)

6. The location of your personal website or social media account. (optional)

Rights
By submitting your content, you grant us the exclusive right for this content for one week following publication. After the one week expires, we retain a non-exclusive right to host the content in perpetuity, and you (the author) retain the copyright and the freedom to re-publish the content elsewhere, with the request that it be noted the content first appeared on our website with a link to the content.

We may at any given time, without notification, terminate your guestwriting position. Unless specifically agreed upon in writing and signed by both parties, you will not receive financial rewards for your submitted content.

If more than 50% of your submitted content has to be changed in any way during the editing process you will not receive byline credit. If we already have an article filed on a specific subject your submission will not be published.

Your benefits
1. Contribute to one of the fastest growing video games news websites in the world.

2. Give back to the community by serving our readers the latest video games content.

3. If applicable, receive copies of products to review.

4. Your byline above or below published content along with your full name, short bio, photo and link to your website.

5. Your own author page that displays all published content along with your full name, short bio, photo and link to your website.

Contact us
Please contact us using the information that is available on our contact page.
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