Blocks magazine is looking for contributors

Do you want to be part of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans? Do you want to communicate about the brick hobby as part of a monthly print publication?

We are looking for freelancers to contribute to Blocks magazine. At the moment we are predominantly looking for feature writers. We’re looking for people with a journalism background who know at least a little about LEGO, or LEGO fans with a real flair for writing and desire to meet journalistic standards.

Feature writers

Blocks is an English language magazine so, unsurprisingly, you’ll need an excellent command of the English language.

Feature writers will be responsible for coming up with compelling features between 1,000 and 2,000 words focused on LEGO intersecting with real life. Past topics have included LEGO bricks being used by scientists at the Natural History Museum, a student who built a LEGO compatible prosthetic prototype and mental health professionals sharing their expertise through digestible LEGO scenes.

We’re looking for someone who’s proactive and eager to hunt down fascinating stories that Blocks readers will love.

As long as you have an interest in the subject matter and a way with words, we’re keen to hear from you. This could be a great opportunity for someone who hasn’t got a great deal of experience yet. If you’ve got dozens of bylines to your name though, we want to hear from you too!

It’s a very exciting time for Blocks magazine – there will be opportunities to grow the role and take on additional responsibilities if you’re a great fit.

You’ll need to submit a CV and writing sample to graham@blocksmag.com. Please explain a little about yourself in the email, including your LEGO background and writing/journalistic experience.

Builders

We’re also on the look-out for LEGO builders. We need people who can build amazing creations –  experts in nice parts usage who can work to a deadline. You don’t need to be building the biggest ever MOCs all the time, but be able to turn your hand to pretty much any subject matter going.

You’ll need to be able to photograph your models in front of a plain white background to a professional standard.

To be considered for this role, please submit a build portfolio to graham@blocksmag.com. Explain a little about yourself in the email, including your LEGO experience, what you like to build etc.

Online contributors

If you’re a LEGO fan with a talent for writing and know your SNOT from your AFOL, then there are also openings to develop your skills while writing opinion pieces and quick reads for the Blocks website. These are around 600 words each and share thoughts on the LEGO hobby in an accessible way. Browse the website to get a sense of what these are about.

You’ll need to submit a CV and writing sample to graham@blocksmag.com. Please explain a little about yourself in the email, including your LEGO and any writing/journalistic experience.

Reviews

There’s often interest in reviewing LEGO sets for Blocks magazine and we are always interested in adding new voices to the team. You’ll need a top level of English language and ability to communicate, have built enough LEGO sets to spot when something’s new or unique, and be willing to cover a mix of themes – many of which probably won’t be what you’d buy for yourself.

You’ll need to be able to photograph sets in front of a plain white background to a professional standard.

To be considered for this role, submit a CV and writing sample to graham@blocksmag.com. Please explain a little about yourself in the email, including your LEGO, photography and writing experience.

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