I’m about to hit a stretch of time when my ability to post new shit on this site every day will be imperiled. No need to bore you with details, but the bottom line is that between April 8 and April 21, the odds are that I won’t have time to write for NCS every day. We do have some pieces in the works from our regular contributors, but there’s still a risk of missing a day.
I’d hate like hell to have that happen. We haven’t missed a single day since starting this thing in November ’09. So, I’m once again making an open appeal for guest posts. Last time I did this, in November 2010, it worked out great, and I’m hoping for another great response now.
As before, guest submissions can be long or short — whatever you have time to create. They can be notes about a concert, an album review, a piece designed to bring a relatively unknown band to a broader audience, thoughts about the scene or recent news blurbs, something in the vein of our “THAT’S METAL!” posts or one of our other regular features — or anything else that’s related to metal that strikes your fancy. It can even be something you’ve already written for another blog or for your own that you might like to expose to a different audience.
Sending me your submissions before April 8 would be ideal, but not an absolute requirement. If this interests you, a few other things you need to know are after the jump.
Here are those few other things you need to know:
1. Send your submissions as a text-file attachment to an e-mail, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it’s easier, you can also just paste the text into the body of your e-mail.
2. In your e-mail, tell me what name you want to use as your by-line (i.e., your real name or a made-up one).
3. If you want to include a graphic or embedded video or a link to another web page in your post, be sure to include the web addresses in your text so I can track them down and embed them in the post. And in fact, because we like to include graphics in our posts at this site, it will help me if you do provide links to the images you think would go well with what you write (e.g., band photos, album art, a photo of your genitals). Otherwise, I may have to spend time tracking down suitable visual accompaniment.
4. We do have certain standards here at NCS. Granted, they’re pretty fucking low, but still, I have to reserve some small amount of discretion on the final publication decision. It’s either that, or I have to let the loris interns decide what goes up on the site, and that could be a fucking catastrophe. They’re cute an’ all, but they’re even slower (in the head) than I am.
There will be no compensation for all your hard work, other than the knowledge that you have helped out a brother in need and whatever small thrill you may get from having your shit posted at NCS for all the world to see. Well, maybe not all the world. Just a tiny corner of it — but it’s the only corner that matters, right?