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We’re always looking for new ideas about game design. And we mean it when we say you don’t have to be a professional to know what makes a game engaging. So if you think you’ve got something unique to say about game design, the first thing you need to do is pick a form, out of short feature, long feature, or review. (See below).

Short features

By short we mean less than 700 words; if your work is longer than that, you must follow the guidelines for long features. For tips, topics, and general guidelines for the short feature, follow the link. Short features can be on any game design topic, and only require a one or two sentence inquiry. Send all inquiries to the submissions account below.

Long Features

These are major essays on gaming. We are happy to receive long features from anyone, but you must first submit your topic. Send your topic for the essay, plus a 100-150 word abstract that tells us what your main points are. If you do not submit a topic first, your essay will probably not be read. If you do submit a topic and abstract we will probably give you a lot of feedback on the topic and suggest some resources. This will make your writing a lot easier; so make sure you submit your topic first.

Other important considerations:

All submissions go to to: Submissions sent anywhere else will not be read.

Authors must submit either in .doc, .docx, or .txt forms. Anything else will be discarded. For works <500 words authors can simply submit the text in an email body; do not submit a large work as an email body.

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