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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  • FITCamaro - Friday, December 17, 2010 - link

    I didn't claim to be a grammar expert. I just get tired of seeing basic words spelled incorrectly. And my brain exploding as I try to read a sentence that looks like it came from a 2nd grader. Reply
  • techywacky - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    Hi,

    I would love to write for you, please find the sample articles to the given mails. The mail was sent via thetechnowriter@gmail.com.

    Thanks
    Reply
  • Pratheek - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    I would like to have an editor who looks for all reviews/news posting on anandtech before going to public... Reply
  • Murst - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    Does your push into blogging/news have any effect on the DailyTech links you guys provide? I can't remember exactly how it was a few years ago, but I seem to remember Anandtech and Dailytech being integrated a lot more... maybe it was the same site? And now it seems that Anandtech wants to compete directly with Dailytech. :) In any case - interesting. Reply
  • Stuka87 - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    What is the time frame for us to submit something? I would like to submit something, but I do not currently have anything on hand to submit. So I would need to write something up.

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • Lapoki - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    Whats the pay like? Reply
  • JessusChristDoOTcom - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    It would be nice to see 'backward clickability' of news articles when one is reading them from AnandTech web site. I remember the days when I would look on the right of the screen of the AnandTech web site for news snippets and if I was interested in reading more of a particular news I would click on the link and read it and consequently press "Backspace" (or press left on the scroll wheel of a mouse button) button to get back to AnandTech from DailyTech but for two or so years now I have been clicking on each interesting news article at DailyTech and being burdened with clicking "x" at the top of the web page tab in order to close it so I could return to the AnandTech in order to click on the next news article in order to close the new tab again. The layout of the DailyTech and their fonts desire better and is hard on the eyes--to me that web site is worse than AnandTech and I do miss the 'good ol' days' of the two web site having been integrated together as a smooth working mechanism. I am glad that the AnandTech and the DailyTech web sites would be organized together again and hope for a smoother operation thereof.

    On the side note I would like to see main big articles with lots of in depth details of the inner workings of something posted in a separate box of the web page while 'lesser' articles with mediocre to low details be placed in a different part of the main web page--it would make the web site look much more professional in it's view and accessibility of pertinent content. I believe that is how the AnandTech started..with in depth reviews and only latter it became cluttered with articles about headphones right next to the in depth reviews of CPU inner workings. I do like the news being located on the side which brings me to another point.

    I think it is time for the AnandTech to widen the layout of their web page on the left side. I use 1900x1200 Dell Ultrasharp monitor and there is about 7-8 inches of space being unused and I do like to view web pages maximized. I realize that some people still use 14 inch CRT monitors but those days are coming to an end. We must get on with the progress or be left behind in the prehistoric world of screenozaurus websitos outdatiumus.

    I do realize that the Daily Tech is left wing in it's theology and technology is supposed to be neutral to such concepts so sincerely hope that the writers of DailyTech would try to restrain themselves and present it's readers with more of a cool headed news.

    On the final note I would like to thank Anand for the great job his has done over the years serving community with great in depth articles.
    Reply
  • iwod - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - link

    Would you consider Software reviews?

    Or Other small things like Media Player Comparison? or Phone Accessorizes... etc
    Reply
  • Sebec - Saturday, December 18, 2010 - link

    I think software reviews would go against Anandtech's slogan. "Your source for hardware analysis and news." Reply
  • Snotling - Monday, December 20, 2010 - link

    Well, phone accessories is hardware.

    Anti-virus reviews would be neet because impartial information on those is not widely available or condensed by neutral interests. (I know about VB and West coast labs but to get the full review you need to 1- pay, 2- be pretty well informed to start with. Also, I think they have AV manufacturers funding and on their boards... but I need to check on that info)

    Also, there are lots of fake/useless/unworthy/falsely acclaimed so called security, anti-whatever, or cleaners out there that someone neutral should look into.

    but anti-virus is not hardware...
    Reply

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