The Outerhaven Productions Application Form

The official application form of The Outerhaven Productions

You’ve reached our application page. That means you’re here to apply to our lovely organization, right? Or perhaps you’re a spy…. you aren’t a spy? Are you?

To apply to The Outerhaven Productions, please complete the following form. Once completed and submitted, we will get back to you within the next 48 hours. Due to the number of submissions we receive and the number of open positions, we are unfortunately able to accept everyone.

Why you should write with us?

Well, that’s an interesting question. The Outerhaven is an independent geek culture website that has been around since 2011. We provide news, reviews, editorials and videos on anime, video games, manga, film & tv, and technology to our expanding audience. We’ve attended events such as Comic-Con, E3, PAX, and others, to provide a look at the ever-changing geek culture landscape.

The opportunities that are available for our writers are directly tied to the level of drive and passion that our writers demonstrate for our site. Who doesn’t want to see the next big game or watch upcoming anime before anything else? Maybe attend an invite and get invited to interview your favorite developer/voice actor or be surrounded by your peers in this space? If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, then why not write for our site.

What’s in it for you?

We’re currently listed in Open Critic’s review aggregator, and we’re working on being added to Metacritic. In addition to this, we average 150,000 unique visits a month, which means that your works will be seen.. We can provide a nice launching pad that can provide you with experience if you’re new to writing or just haven’t had any traction yet. We’ll also teach you the in’s and out’s of article creation. 

Positions we’re looking to fill

All our positions are volunteer basis positions. We’re looking for people who are dedicated and are able to roll with the punches and won’t bail when things are down. We’ve had some amazing years here and we’re looking to add more staff so we can handle everything that 2019 has in store.

Currently, we’re looking for writers who are looking to actively contribute to the site on a daily basis. You’ll be held to an expectation to make multiple article contributions to the site on a daily basis. This also means that we expect you to maintain a high level of quality and grammar in your articles. We want people who love this stuff, people who are constantly following the news and trends. Someone who knows this stuff inside and out, because you’ll be aligned with others who are just as passionate as you are.

Experience with WordPress is a plus, but we will train the right candidates.

Films & TV Writer And Reviewer Application

    Are you always on the hunt for the latest trailer? Binging the next big TV hit on streaming? Love to share theories about plots, characters, and upcoming seasons? Then you could be the next Film and TV writer at the Outerhaven! Candidates must be willing to write a minimum of 3 articles per week (news, editorials/opinion pieces, reviews, etc.) and be self-driven. An ideal candidate will possess the desire to contribute weekly and help our site grow. While The Outerhaven is a volunteer site that does not offer monetary compensation, we can offer compensation through review products through our partners such as Simon and Schuster, Penguin-Random House, VIZ Media, Yen Press, One Peace Books, and many others. If you are interested, please fill out an application for candidacy.

    Please Provide your email address:

    What is your name?

    Is English your first or primary language?

    Are you older than 18 years of age?

    Which country/state you do reside in?

    Do you have any social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube, etc)? If so, please list them. Otherwise, answer no.

    Do you have any experience working with Wordpress CMS?

    Are you working actively with another website/company? If so, please explain. If not, answer no.

    Would you be able to travel to events to cover them, if we get you access to those events?

    Which position are you applying for? Hold CRTL button to select multiple.

    We currently require our writers to meet a three articles a week quota. Would this be an issue for you?

    We want writers that can effectively insert their personality into their articles. Please provide one written, anime-related pieces (no reviews) that demonstrate your ability to do this. Uploads have a 4MB limit per file.

    All positions at The Outerhaven Productions, with the exception of writing guides, are currently voluntary. Are you ok with this?

    Video Game News Writer Application

      The Outerhaven is looking for those who are passionate about Video Games and Writing to join our team. Candidates must be willing to write a minimum of four articles per week (news) and be self-driven. An ideal candidate will possess the desire to contribute weekly and help our site grow. While The Outerhaven is a volunteer site that does not offer monetary compensation, we can offer compensation through review products through our partners such as SEGA/Atlus, Square Enix, Microsoft, XSEED as well as an extensive list of video game publishers.

      Currently, we're looking for people to write about gaming news during the weekdays and weekends. If you are interested, please fill out an application for candidacy.

      What is your name?

      Please provide your email address:

      Is English your first or primary language?

      Are you older than 18 years of age?

      Which country/state you do reside in?

      Do you have any social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube, etc)? If so, please list them. Otherwise, answer no.

      Do you have any experience working with Wordpress CMS?

      Are you working actively with another website/company? If so, please explain. If not, answer no.

      Which position are you applying for? Hold CRTL button to select multiple.

      We require our writers to meet three articles a week quota. Of course, you are welcomed to do more. Would this be an issue for you?

      We want writers that can effectively insert their personality into their articles. Please provide a resume, and two written examples that demonstrate your ability.


      This position is a volunteer/freelancer with the possibility of paid work once hired. Do you understand and agree?

      Video Game Guide Writer Application

        We are looking for an individual who can create guides for the following games, as well as upcoming titles. If you would like to write a guide for a game that isn't listed, please still apply. This a freelancing gig and will be paid a rate per guide, however, if the guide is for an older or non-relevant game, the rate will be lower.

        - Genshin Impact (Big Need)
        - Sea of Thieves
        - Elden Ring (Big Need)
        - Final Fantasy 14
        - Apex Legends
        - Scarlet Nexus
        - Halo Infinite (Big Need)
        - Any unannounced games
        - Can also be regarding doing something specifically for a console or PC game.

        If there is a game/topic that isn't listed, please still apply and run it past us!

        Types of guides we're looking for!

        Beginning guides - How to start playing a game and getting familiar with it. An example of this would be our "Mortal Shell Tips – Let Us Help You Stay Alive" guide.

        Advanced guides - How to start doing more advanced things in-game. An example of this would be our "How To Play As Zangetsu In BloodStained: Ritual Of The Night" guide.

        How-to Guides - Guides that explain how to do something specific, not specific to any game, and can be related to anything. An example of this would be our "How To Transfer Your PS4 Games To The PS5 Over A Network" guide.

        If you would like to write a guide for a game that isn't listed, please still apply.

        What is your name?

        Please provide your email address:

        Is English your primary language?

        Are you older than 18 years of age?

        Which country/state you do reside in?

        Do you have any social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube, etc)? If so, please list them. Otherwise, answer no.

        Do you have any experience working with Wordpress CMS?

        Which games would you be interested in writing guides for? One per line.

        This is a freelance paid gig and our rates are provided below.

        Guides released within 24 hours of a games' release:
        Less than 500 words: $15
        500 - 800 words: $25
        800 words or more: $30

        Guides released within 72 hours of a games' release:
        Less than 500 words: $13
        500 - 800 words: $18
        800 words or more: $25

        Guides released after 72 hours of a games' release:
        Less than 500 words: $8
        500 - 800 words: $13
        800 words or more: $18

        Do you agree with this?

        Please provide a copy of your cover letter, resume, and writing samples related to gaming. (txt,docs,pdfs accepted)



        Have you completed your application to the fullest of your ability? There's no going back once you click submit!

        Thanks for applying!