Last year we put out our first ever public Call for Writers. Over the past year we've added many new faces to AnandTech and we're looking to do it again. It takes a great deal of time to cover the products that we do on AnandTech and we continue to have more to review and analyze than we have time to actually review and analyze them. We need your help.

I'm continually impressed by how ridiculously smart our readers are. The comments in our articles alone are some of the most well informed content on the web. You guys know your stuff. Which is why we turn to you for writers.
 
This time around we have some more specific needs that need to be filled, although we're always looking for more writers in general. The categories we're looking for writers are below:
 
CPUs
Video Cards
Motherboards
Memory
Cooling
Smartphones
Tablets/Notebooks/Netbooks
Apple
Storage (NAND based and HDDs)
Displays
News
 
If you find that you're passionate about another topic that isn't listed, please get in touch with us. Although those are the areas we're looking for, we always need more writers across the board.
 
You'll also note that there's a new category listed above: News. In 2011 you will see the return of regular news and short form content to AnandTech. We've been doing a bit of that lately but we're looking to expand it. If you're up to date on what's going on in tech and want to keep others up to date as well, this may be a good fit for you.
 
The rules are the same as before. If you're interested in writing for AnandTech, simply email your name, location (you can write from anywhere) and a writing sample to callforwriters AT anandtech DOT com. The writing sample can be any of the following:
 
1) A sample of a product review you've written. This can be any product in the categories mentioned below, the review can follow any format and be of any length. Ultimately your content would live on AnandTech, so take a look at our reviews and how we do things and keep that in mind as you submit your sample. You don't need complete testing. If you don't have things to compare the product being reviewed to just outline how you would test, what tests you'd run, what you'd compare to and how. Obviously the more complete your sample is, the better it looks :)
 
2) A sample guide. This can be a how to, a tutorial, or anything of the sort. I'd caution you against submitting a guide to building a PC, try to do something a bit more unique.
 
3) A sample analysis piece/column/editorial. This would be something similar to our Micron ClearNAND analysis or my take on the Google Chrome OS announcement. Again, these are just examples, think of something creative on your own :)
 
4) A sample set of blog/news posts. We're looking to bring back some tech news to AT with the new site. Submit a handful of interesting stories along with your brief analysis. These can be product announcements, interesting revelations around the web, drawing attention to a forum post, etc...
 
We'll read every submission although we won't always be able to respond to each one.
 
If you enjoy the site, if you like what we do and think you'd like to be a bigger part of it - drop us a line. As always, thanks for reading!
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  • chrone - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    is it possible to become one if one lives in Indonesia?

    i like to experience hardware benchmarking with ubuntu linux since its free :D
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  • michaelheath - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    I'm glad that you are willing to cast your net into the community in hopes of reaping new talent. I have never written an article for the tech community, but it would be fun to see if I am up to the task. The critical feedback alone would be worth the effort.

    One category I don't see up there is desktop computer cases. While I know it's difficult to standardize on a single test platform, I find that there are relatively few review sites posting articles on new computer cases these days in any reliable fashion (of the 20 websites I visit daily, bit-tech.net is the only group that does this with any regularity).

    Possibly off-topic: A regular problem in general that I see, not just with AnandTech, is the steady decline in use of proper grammar. I know the job of an editor to check for content and consistency, and I understand a writer has to utilize style to keep readers interested, but would it kill anyone to read through an article to check for grammar and typos?
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  • Doctor3D - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    I would love to write memory articles for AnandTech. I have not written a lot of reviews or articles but I have written some so this might be enjoyable. I will have to submit a sample. Reply
  • fabarati - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    Would you guys accept submissions from Europe? Reply
  • marsbound2024 - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    It says in the article: "If you're interested in writing for AnandTech, simply email your name, location (you can write from anywhere) and a writing sample to callforwriters AT anandtech DOT com. " Reply
  • fabarati - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    Never mind, I just saw that you do. I should've read the article a bit more closely. Reply
  • marsbound2024 - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    How broad do you guys want to cover on the technology spectrum for news? I know you want to stay closely related to computer systems, but I didn't know if you had other interests as well (i.e.: space exploration). While space exploration and the technologies behind it is my forte, I am also interested in covering other topics as well. Reply
  • nbcbubba - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    My first post here.

    Thanks for the great articles you folks write. I trust the content I find here more than any other tech site I currently read and that is soley because of the depth of knowledge, fairness and quality writing I find here time and time again.

    For you prospective writers:
    -Ignore sensationalism. Your job is to know your topic and write unbiased reports. Let us, the reader, hash out how we feel and argue in these forums.
    -Write at a level that demonstrates your depth of knowledge but still allows the less knowledgeable to understand what you are reviewing.
    -Have fun! We don't want to sleep through articles; give us quality content and spice it with a bit of fun. The current group does great at this.

    Please continue to bring us the best tech reviews on the web.
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  • NCM - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    With great respect Anand, while the technical content here is almost uniformly excellent, the quality of the writing itself is...let's say "quite variable." Since sloppy writing impedes getting information across to your readers, what you could really use is a decent copy editor. (And no, I'm not looking for the job!) Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    Respectfully, I've written for a few sites and Jarred is simply the best and easiest editor I've ever had the pleasure of working for. I'd personally stack this site's quality and reputation against any of the other big shots, and there are definitely much, much worse tech sites out there. Reply

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