Laser Time is growing! This is Laser Time 2.0, Laser Time Phase 2, Phaser Time–really, any flashy pun you want–the next step for this wonderful website. The time has come for Laser Time to explode with written articles, funny videos, fantastic podcasts, and all the pop culture-skewing badassery a website can handle. We’re talking more stuff about comics, movies, sports, video games–whatever the nine-ringed hell you want.
I know you have questions. Let’s take care of those.
Who the hell are you? The name’s Wilson. Tony Wilson. Bond jokes aside, you might know me from my work at GamesRadar, or the years I spent managing the gaming content at Front Towards Gamer. I was on Cape Crisis that one time, and I’ve been producing my own show, the Gametwerp Podcast, since 2009 too.
What are you doing here? Chris has brought me on to write some stuff and get YOU GUYS to write stuff too. We’re stoked for the possibilities!
So you want to post my articles? How does that work? Well, the first step would be to come up with a good idea. Got one? Good. Now send it to email@example.com. We’ll take a look, give you some feedback, and then the ball is in your court. Put finger to keyboard, pen to paper, blood to ancient parchment, and we’ll edit it up nice and pretty, then put it on the site.
What kind of stuff should I pitch? Check out some of the stuff we’ve already published:
These are articles that will always be funny, and not tied to any particular time. We call that “evergreen” in the business–it’s the best thing you can pitch. Beyond that one caveat, it’s up to YOU to decide what you want to write. We might have a few revolving column slots at some point, but it’s up to you to be creative for now.
And if you fancy yourself a video man, feel free to pitch stuff on that front too.
Will you pay me? Right now, we’re accepting submissions on a voluntary basis. One-off feature articles, op-eds, and people who perhaps wish to find a home for their regular columns. We absolutely value content creators and absolutely feel they should be compensated. But this is all very much a “soft launchy” experiment, let’s see how it goes and we’ll reevaluate this policy as soon as possible. Our goal is very much to compensate good folks who deliver good work.
What about my other questions? Tweet us! I’m @chaingunpope. Chris is @cantista. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s a comments section a few inches below this paragraph. Also, carrier pigeons are on sale this time of year.
Laser Time is here to stay, and we want that stay to be amazing. We want to be better than Buzzfeed, cooler than Cracked, awesome…er than the AV Club. Send those pitches, grow those ideas, and hop aboard the gravy train before we empty it out on the mashed potatoes. OK, that metaphor got away from me.