Major Spoilers Frequently Asked Questions

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This page is set up to help answer many of your questions regarding the Major Spoilers Experience.

Q:  I WANT TO WRITE FOR MAJOR SPOILERS!

That’s great!  But keep in mind that we do not pay for services, articles, etc.  We don’t even make any money ourselves!  Also, we’re fairly selective, so please don’t be put off if you are not asked to join the team.

If you would like to try out, please send a writing sample of a current book that is not from Marvel or DC Comics.  Why?  While other sites focus their attention on the Big Two, Major Spoilers likes to spread the love to all publishers in this industry.  While you may end up writing about a Marvel or DC Comics book, we also want to make sure you can apply your writing talents to other publisher’s wares as well.

What are we looking for?

An ideal candidate would have the following qualities

  • Honesty.  We pride ourselves in being completely honest in all of our reviews, articles and commentary.  As long as you are honest in your view, and are not altering your viewpoint to purposefully please/anger A) readers, B) publishers, or C) The Robot Overlord, then you are someone we are interested in.
  • Be willing to commit to at least one review per week for an entire year. We do invest time in making sure your transition to the Major Spoilers team is as smooth as possible, and if you plan on walking away in three months, it becomes more difficult for us to take submissions from others seriously.
  • Be well balanced in your reviews. We are not looking for haters who hate. If all your schtick is hate-based, then Major Spoilers is not the website for you.  There are times when a negative review is necessary, but if your track record is constant negativity, we have concerns (see Honesty). Likewise, lovers who love everything and are always giving everything the highest marks possible are also a concern.
  • Be willing to accept negative criticism yourself, and be willing to turn the other cheek.  Keep in mind that when you put yourself out to the world, there are going to be those who do not agree with your point of view (see Honesty).  This may (and often does) lead to comments that are negative about you personally.  If anonymous troll flame baiting causes you concern, then writing for this site is probably not for you.
  • Ability to work on your own.  Once you are accepted to the team, and we’ve worked with you for a couple of weeks to get you into the Major Spoilers Way, don’t expect a lot of feedback from your editor.  As long as there aren’t glaring problems, chances are you will receive little to no feedback regarding your work.  We realize this lack of feedback bothers many, but we are all very busy (see below), and don’t have the extra time to respond to every article you have written.

Once you have written what you think typifies your writing style, please send that sample to submission@majorspoilers.com. Please make sure you have checked your submission for spelling and grammatical errors.  Failure to do so will indeed hurt your chances.

Q:  YEAH, SPEAKING OF ERRORS, WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SEE AN ERROR ON THE WEBSITE?

We all make mistakes – it happens. And in the course of a busy day at Major Spoilers, there will be misspellings, typographical errors, and an occasional image error that gets through.  We appreciate you pointing these errors out to us.  Simply send an email to error@majorspoilers.com

Q:  I SENT STEPHEN AN EMAIL, AND HE NEVER RESPONDED!

Be patient. Stephen is a super busy guy, and it may take quite a while for him to get back to you.  Of course your email may not have necessitated a reply, too.

Q:  WHY DO YOU GUYS WRITE ABOUT TOPIC X? (ADULT FILMS)

We understand that you may like your comics and pop culture presented in a very specific way.  While you may not like that we cover material from certain publishers, there may be someone out there who does, and comes to Major Spoilers specifically because we talk about TOPIC X, when others do not.

This is especially true when we feature stories related to the Adult Film industry.  While it may be a turn off for you, it is of interest to some people.   There is a solution for you – use the following URL as your new homepage for Major Spoilers

http://www.majorspoilers.com/?cat=-29224

This allows you to completely jump around any and all articles that have the Adult Film category.

If you want to avoid any specific category on the Major Spoilers website, you simply need to identify the Category ID and replace the number above with the Category ID of your choice.  If you are having problem identifying the Category ID contact us, and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Q: HEY! I APPRECIATED THAT, BUT WHAT IF I ONLY WANT TO READ STORIES ABOUT TOPIC X?

At the bottom of every article you will notice a selection of Category Tags we’ve identified with each story.  By clicking on that category, you will be directed to all of the articles in our vast library that have that specific tag.

For example, if you are only interested in reading stories about Star Wars, you would grab the category name and the link would be

http://www.majorspoilers.com/category/star-wars

Keep in mind that we don’t always remember to tag everything with every possible category, so you may miss out on something every once in a while.

Q: WILL YOU REVIEW MY BOOK/COMIC/TRADE PAPERBACK/MERCHANDISE ITEM?

Major Spoilers does accept Review Copies

If you would like your product considered for review, contact Stephen Schleicher with the following information:

  • The title and creator(s) of the review copy in question – contact information for the creator is a bonus
  • A brief description of the work
  • The target audience
  • Information about the publisher
  • The format and publishing schedule (very important so we can schedule the release of the review with the release of the title).
  • Where readers can order the issue if they so desire. If there is a link to Amazon, please include.

While we appreciate hard copies of review products, when it comes to comic books and graphic novels, electronic copies (PDFs) work better as our review team is spread across the country, and a digital version makes it easier for one or more of our reviewers to access it. Accepting the review copy is not a promise the issue will actually be reviewed on the site. With the hundreds of issues we already received from various publishers, the pile becomes quite large. We do,  however, make every attempt to review titles we receive.

Q: HOW DO I GET FEATURED ON THE MAJOR SPOILERS ART APPRECIATION MOMENT OF THE DAY?

We are always on the look out for great artists to showcase in out Art Appreciation Moment of the Day articles.  If you think you have an amazing piece of art to show off, simply send an email to Stephen Schleicher and include your full name, website, etc.  If we think it is awesome, we may use it – but art is always subjective, so what you may think is awesome we may decide to pass.  Of course monetary bribes help (joking).

 Q: SOMEONE IMPORTANT JUST DIED! WHY AREN’T YOU WRITING ABOUT IT!?

Reporting on someone’s death is never pleasant, and breaking the news to others is also difficult.  Yes, we do feel saddened when we hear about the death of someone, but unless we have had a personal interaction with someone who has passed, or that person had an emotional impact on us in some personal way, we won’t write about it on the site.  It seems to be a disservice to the person who has passed to simply cut and paste from Wikipedia or the AP Newswire to “report” on their death.  Not reporting on their death may seem just as insensitive, but that is our stand at this time.