We’re looking for women with a strong interest in geek culture, writing and sharing their perspectives on being a geek girl. You are welcome to apply to as many sections as you see fit. Please email the appropriate editor of the section(s) you are interested in, which can be found below.
In your email, please send us:
- a brief cover letter telling us about yourself, relevant experience (if any), and totally let us know what you like to geek out to.
- how often you can write for us.
- 2-3 pieces of sample writing.
- 2 pitches for potential articles you’d like to write for us, or 1 per section if you’re applying to multiple sections. *For your pitches, please include: What it’s about, including any relevant links. What angle you will be taking with your piece. And probably most importantly, why would this interest the Paper Droids reader?
Before you apply, please also read our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please note: Paper Droids is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. Therefore, all positions are unpaid.
Only accepted applicants will be contacted.
Editor: Elissa Smith
- TV, movies, podcasts, web series reviews/discussions Focusing on science fiction, fantasy, anime and/or horror (note: at the moment we are not doing weekly TV recaps)
- Music reviews/discussions
- Red carpet news and updates for relevant projects
Editor: Paula Phillips
- Events, conventions and travel
- Women in geek culture
- Make-up & Nail art how-to’s & Reviews
- Geek fashion & Cosplay
- Do-It-Yourself tutorials
- Food & drink
- Interior design
- History & social science
- Geeky arts & crafts
- Opinion/Humour pieces
Science & Technology
Editor: Megan Patterson
- Technology correspondents – we’re looking for people who are passionate about technology, aware of the trends, and able to talk knowledgeably about current news and issues. We’re less interested in products than what you have to say about the products, what they mean to you, and how current trends might affect you.
- Science writers – We’re looking for people to write about the latest in scientific news, people doing amazing work in any scientific field, or niche or weird scientific topics. It’s not required to have a degree in science (though obviously we welcome it), but keen curiosity and a willingness to do your research is essential.
- Videogame reviewers – we’re always looking for people to review games for Paper Droids, particular games on: Nintendo devices, next generation consoles, and mobile.
- Videogame essayists – is there a particular theme, issue or topic that you want to pick apart in your favourite videogame? We’re looking for people to write great longform pieces on games that aren’t necessarily new releases.
Art & Lit
Editor: Kate Gorman
- Reviews/features/discussions of issues pertaining to:
- Artists whose work focuses on: science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, supernatural, & geek lifestyle
- Book reviews/features/discussions
- Focusing on: science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, supernatural, & geek lifestyle
- Comic books and graphic novels