Hey all. So, as many of you may already know, I’m starting a new job at the tech blog Engadget tomorrow. And while I’m incredibly exciting to get started with my new gig, the job is likely to cut further into my already severely limited free time. The frequency of my posts at the Cross Hatch, sadly, is likely to become a casualty of that move.
As ever, Sarah and I are looking to bring more writers into the fold. Over the years, we’ve seen a number of writers come and go—it’s hard to keep good people on-board for two major reasons: First, there’s not really any money involved in the project. That’s worth saying right off the bat. The Cross Hatch is a not-for-profit site in the strictest sense of the term—in fact, for Sarah and myself, it’s actually been something of a money-losing proposition. This site really is a labor of love.
Unfortunately, we can’t pay anyone in anything but review copies and clips. The nice thing about the latter is that, if you keep it up, people will take notice. We’ve been blessed since the early days of the site to count amongst our regular readers plenty cartoonists and other industry folk.
The other major strike is that we’re picky. This is our baby, so when we bring writers on board, it’s important that we maintain a high caliber of writing, which is why we ask to see clips before welcoming anyone to the staff.
If you’re still on-board, we’d love to see your work. We’re primarily looking for reviews at the moment—people who know webcomics, mini-comics, and assorted small publishers. We’re also always on the lookout for news writers, people who follow the industry, who are capable of writing pithy copy a few times a week.
For more information, please check out our Contribute page. We hope to hear from you soon.