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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  • michael.gulde - Friday, December 17, 2010 - link

    Or its been really cool to read the articles..
    here
    Michael G
    Http://www.spacesbox.com
    and my twitter
    twitter.com/Spaceacer_mjg
    Reply
  • ET - Friday, December 17, 2010 - link

    Maybe when I'm retired I'll go into reviews, but I'll probably try to start my own site writing reviews that nobody will read about products that nobody wants to use. I think it will be more fun that way. Reply
  • trae32566 - Friday, December 17, 2010 - link

    Man I'd love to write the GPU articles....hopefully I'd get to test some sweet products Reply
  • ProDigit - Friday, December 17, 2010 - link

    "Want to Write for AnandTech?"

    No!
    Reply
  • Xtrafresh - Friday, December 17, 2010 - link

    Wow guys, what's with all the negativity?

    I would very much like to join the writing team, and will be sending in my application shortly, when i've had time to translate the reading material i'd like to send in.
    Reply
  • orangpelupa - Friday, December 17, 2010 - link

    too bad my english bad. Joining in anandtech team will be awesome.
    i usually write ariticle for newspaper and forums,
    ill happy to help if sometime in the future anandtech want to make article in other language (Indonesia)

    goodluck to those that will become part of anand team :)
    this site give good read, even non-english native readers also come here for reading the articles.
    Reply
  • OS - Saturday, December 18, 2010 - link

    is this compensated? if so how does it work Reply
  • Spazweasel - Saturday, December 18, 2010 - link

    Anand, what this site needs is not "more writers". What it needs is less DailyTech. DT has become to tech news what the National Enquirer is to mainstream journalism. Your attention is much better spent cleaning up that cesspit and holding its "journalists" (ha!) to standards that include fact-checking, knowing the difference between editorial and reporting, and not deliberately distorting headlines to generate sensationalist outrage (i.e. lying).

    You haven't been paying attention to what's going on there. You should. There have been periods when I've stopped reading AT for months at a time, just because of the distortions your writers engage in to push their agendas and the welcoming environment DT gives to haters. Yes, yes, DT and AT are supposedly different sites, but they are so tightly integrated that you can't have one without the other, and the stink rubs off. Claiming that DT is where the ads are but that AT is untainted because ads aren't directly there is like the political national parties committees skirting campaign funding with soft money through polictical action committees. It doesn't bear examination, and ultimately you are responsible for what goes on at DT. You can't claim ignorance.

    Are you the boss? Do you have standards for your writers (AT and DT both)? Until there is a modicum of civility in DT, until there are writers with a sense of integrity, and until there are moderators who will boot haters (of any and all types, Apple-haters and MS-haters can burn in the same hell), I think increasing staff size is misspent. Quantity may have a quality all of its own, but not in news.

    Thank you.
    Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - link

    For the record, DT and AT *are* totally separate sites; I doubt Anand does any oversight on what they post, as that's the job of their editor in chief. I have to admit that I only skim a few of their news posts per week, and when people complain about *my* editing I only have to read one or two DT posts to feel better. LOL

    Kris Kubicki split off from AT back in... 2006 I think? And since then, they have been under the watchful eye of people other than AnandTech. And that's part of the reason we're looking to bring AT-style news back in house, because we don't need to cover all the other stuff like the green movement, space exploration, etc. that DT is now doing. We'll focus on computers, and hopefully we can avoid the sensationalist stuff and focus on what's important.

    Also, I believe DT news gets posted at more than just AnandTech... that was the original intent, but whether that is happening or not I can't say. There are plenty of people who just read (and flame) on DT and don't bother with AT, so they can stand on their own two feet these days.
    Reply
  • dreddly - Saturday, December 18, 2010 - link

    Maybe you should consider a politics position if you add more news.

    The increasingly political slant has made it less pleasurable to read otherwise excellent tech news and reviews.

    A section on politics might bring your insightful analysis to the largely reactionary and uninformed knee-jerk analyses that the site has been suffering from in the last six months.

    There are those of us who research and write on politics for a living, and your current staff's lack of political education makes it very difficult to read some of the articles of late.

    Just a thought.
    Reply

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