Info for Bloggernauts

Our Goal for this Feature

We heard a lot of creators, and readers, lamenting the lack of bloggers interested in sci-fi fashion, and at the same time heard bloggers lamenting that there weren't enough sci-fi fashion creators. This feature is to help like-minded creators, bloggers, and readers to find each other.

 

Article Format

This article will feature a different fashion blogger each month, showing one of their favorite sci-fi/post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk looks. Tech specs are listed below.

Note: If you would like to do more than one of these options or something not listed, please let us know. We’ll do whatever we can to work with what you’d like to do. You can find past and current issues of Bright Metallic on Issuu, with past Bloggernaut features.

 

Tech Specs

Bloggernaut articles should be comprised of one (or more) of the following:

Note about fonts: All fonts should be PLAIN FONTS. We don't ask this to stifle your creativity, but because we have an international audience. This just makes it so everyone can read your credits.

 

Selection Process

Bloggernauts are recruited, meaning we invite each Bloggernaut personally. While there isn't a specific application process to become a Bloggernaut, there are certainly ways to increase your recruitment chances:

 

Exclusivity

We have now removed our exclusivity requirement to allow our Bloggernauts to feature event-specific items if they desire, however we do request any photos that do not show time-sensitive items to be exclusive for the month of the issue. For example, if you are the Bloggernaut for the January issue, we ask that you do not post the pictures that will be in the magazine on your blog or Flickr until February 1st. We do, however, encourage you to tell your readers to check you out in the magazine!

 

Compensation

Our goal is for this to be a mutually beneficial relationship. We hope that by being featured in Bright Metallic, you will get more regular readers, and maybe even some new creators offering you review copies. In general, we do not compensate contributors financially. We do what we do for the love of the genre, and we rely on readers and contributors who share that passion. However, if you have an event, store, club, or something else you would like advertised in the magazine, please let us know! In most cases, we’re happy to do it! If you feel you need some other sort of compensation, I’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

 

Restrictions

Generally, all we ask is that your photos be fitting to the magazine. This includes a fairly wide range. Pure science fiction, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, steampunk…the list goes on. Unless it is a special issue, there will not be a “theme” you’re asked to adhere to, other than the general guidelines. Our magazine is distributed in a variety of places, so we ask that you keep it PG-13. If you’re not sure if your photo will be appropriate, feel free to ask us! We will also not promote any items that we know to be IP infringing content or "rips".

 

Bloggernaut Queue Application

 

Questions & Contact

If you have any questions or need any clarifications on these points, there are a variety of contact options:

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Inspiration

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."

Issac Asimov

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