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I’m happy to receive offers of review copies of fiction, nonfiction, and RPG books. I make no general guarantee when I’ll be able to read and review them. If you’d like to make a plan for timing a review as part of launch marketing, please contact me, and we can certainly try working something out.
At this time, I’m interested in submissions for my Monster of the Month series on the Jonstown Compendium, Chaosium’s community content program for RuneQuest on DriveThruRPG.com. These short bestiary entries are typically 2,000 to 4,000 words long, and include supplemental content—such as fiction, adventure seeds, or additional adventurer options for players—in addition to a description of the new antagonist’s characteristics and abilities.
I’m also interested in acquiring a backlog of magic items for forthcoming volumes of the series Treasures of Glorantha. These should be written in the format of Plunder from Chaosium, or in the format used in Treasures of Glorantha Volume One: Dragon Pass. Note that you may not hear back from me regarding magic item submissions until I’m preparing a new volume of Treasures of Glorantha.
Overall, rates are negotiable. I believe that writers and artists should be paid for their work, but the reality is that most roleplaying games or supplements can’t pay what the work deserves. As budget allows, I try to match Chaosium’s payment of $15 for new magic item entries (which they provide for submissions to the magazine Wyrms Footnotes), and a general rate of $0.04/word for larger pieces of writing. For an entry to Monsters of the Month, I’m best able to provide a percentage of royalties in lieu of single-sum payment.
But, overall, as I said before, rates are negotiable. I’ll gladly accept pieces requesting no payment, and I’m happy to have a discussion with prospective writers or artists to help determine what payment is fair to both of us.