The first question we ask is "does it matter if an article is published or not?" , and "are we saying anything that hasn't already been said elsewhere?" It helps if the subject matter is fresh, because it stands a better chance of contributing to the emerging consciousness of our readers. If the topic is beyond a few weeks old, then it needs to offer a deeper and more insightful perspective than has already been published elsewhere. At the end of the day we're looking for an article which absolutely 'must' be published because it brings something new to the table.
We're looking for people with a real gift of presenting an argument. The process begins with a catchy headline which makes the reader want to know more. The article should then open with an opinionated and perhaps contentious sentence, going on to present a point of view using well reasoned argument (and example). We welcome articles which link to content on other sites, provided it's of a similar quality to that on SkiddMark and enhances the story. The article should finish off by reinforcing the point of view being made, using a punchy closing sentence or humorous anecdote.
It goes without saying that your article needs to be unique and of original provenance.
Every now and again we are invited to attend the press launches for new cars, and join media presentations for race teams or motorsport events. When we have the time we also conduct our own reviews.
If you believe you have the skills and you'd like to participate, then please make your pitch below, showing us (through past examples) what you could offer as an official SkiddMark reviewer.
For the right pitch we could provide photographers, filming equipment and other such tools. We might also arrange sponsorship and financial support to help you create a great story. It all depends on the story and the extent of your imagination..