Thank you for your interest in writing for Pro Wrestling Stories!
What we strive to achieve on our website is a deep insight into professional wrestling’s vast, rich history by offering backstage stories and factual details on moments that took place before, during, and after the cameras stopped rolling.
Pro Wrestling Stories consists of writers from all over the world (click here to meet our team). When you join us as a writer, you’ll be treated like family, your ideas will be respected, and your words will be read by millions of readers each month.
Do get in touch if you feel you can contribute something that would benefit our team and audience!
DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE?
No, but it is recommended. While you don’t need impressive qualifications to join us here at Pro Wrestling Stories, we welcome those with a sincere passion for writing who have comprehensive background knowledge of pro wrestling history. A solid grasp of English grammar and punctuation rules helps, too!
It is a team effort here. Understand that all work on the site may go through multiple levels of editing. This is a normal part of the process before articles go live to the public, so being comfortable with receiving and giving feedback is important.
WHAT CAN I WRITE ABOUT?
Pro Wrestling Stories authors have total freedom over the topics and content they write about so long as it involves pro wrestling and is historical in nature. Writers make a pitch to our editor JP Zarka, and an idea for an article is then chosen.
For example, backstage stories such as wrestlers showing respect for one another, the inner workings behind memorable angles, ribs and practical jokes, crazy nights out, and real-life altercations are the kinds of stories that draw in a lot of interest from our readers. Lists are always welcome, too, though we do our best to present lists in no particular order in our endeavor not to include opinion or bias in our work.
Please note that we will only post stories that are verified. This is done by including links and source details every time a direct quote or outside information is used in our stories from autobiographies, trusted publications, interviews, etc. Our site’s reputation hangs on the line with each article we produce, so we do our utmost to back up entries from our writers with as many reputable sources as possible.
WHAT ABOUT SHOW RECAPS AND OPINION PIECES? (TLDR: No.)
Opinion pieces, reviews, previews, pay-per-view/weekly show recaps, rumor pieces, or the best match of the week/month/year types of articles are not fitting for our website. We have dabbled with putting out these write-ups in the past but have found that they did not perform well compared to our historical story articles. Moreover, readers can find pieces like this on many of the other fine pro-wrestling-related websites available on the net.
We endeavor to deliver pro wrestling stories in a unique, entertaining, and factual way, using a neutral third-person point-of-view. Unless your opinion allows unique insight or access to the wrestling business, please do not send opinion or editorial pitches, as we will turn these down. An excellent way to see what hits well on our site is to browse the articles we have already to get a feel for what is expected.
AND WHAT ABOUT ARTICLES ON THE LATEST NEWS?
As our goal is to share stories from pro wrestling’s vast and rich past, we are currently not looking to feature articles on the latest wrestling news on our website.
HOW LONG DOES MY WORK NEED TO BE?
While we don’t have a word count expectation, 1000-4000 words are most suitable for online readership. The most important thing for us is that each topic is covered entirely, fairly, and in a balanced way.
ARE THERE DEADLINES?
Not a chance! Most of our staff lead busy lives with day jobs and/or children at home, so there will never be any pressure or expectation to contribute a particular amount of articles in a given amount of time. We want our writing staff to contribute only when the passion strikes and time allows it!
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY WORK?
When you submit your work to us, it can either go into the body of the e-mail or inside a word document. We’ll handle the rest of the formatting on our end. We also offer senior writers opportunities to log in, draft, and edit their pieces directly on our website.
DO I NEED TO SEND IMAGES OR LINKS TO VIDEOS?
You don’t need to, but we welcome writers to do so if they have ideas on how they’d like their story to be conveyed visually. If images are included, we ask that authors include the source information for each photo so that we can appropriately credit the original photographers or copyright holder.
OKAY, I’M IN! HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Kindly send the following information to JP at firstname.lastname@example.org:
– Your name and a little bit of yourself.
– A pitch/submission.
– The type of articles you would like to write.
We ask that you send us your ideas and receive the go-ahead from us before writing your piece. After it’s been submitted to us by e-mail, we will give feedback and recommend any changes that need to occur before it goes live to our audience. We’ll handle the rest from our end!
We do our best to publish a few new articles each week. However, we cannot promise your submitted piece will go up straight away.
We also reserve the right not to publish a piece if we feel it won’t suit our website. That said, we try our utmost to work with writers to ensure their work makes it in front of our readers.
It is prohibited to reproduce or republish any articles from our website onto other websites, social media, or other media platforms.
If you have articles already hosted on other websites or other media platforms, we cannot republish this content unless it has been first taken down at the source.
We reserve rights to every article submitted to and published on our website.
You can find further information about who we are and what we do on our about us page. We look forward to hearing from you!