Frequently Asked Questions
BETA - Starpulse Contributing Writers Program
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I the right fit for Starpulse.com?
Do you love to write, especially about entertainment and celebrity-related topics? Are you a dedicated hobbyist, professional writer or student journalist? If so, Starpulse.com could be a great platform to reach a larger audience and a great tool to advance your skills.
How are writers selected?
Writers are selected by how interesting, compelling and informative the sample articles are. We take a good look at your submitted articles as well as blog samples and determine if your writing has value for Starpulse readers. We also look for excellent grammar, spelling and use of the English language.
How much experience do I need to be a Contributing Writer?
Obviously we prefer writers with a little bit of experience. If you don't have much experience, start a blog and prove your skills and dedication, then come back at a later date and fill out our contributing writer application.
Will I get paid for my writing?
As of now we do not have a compensation program for contributing writers.
Does Starpulse have editors?
Yes. Our editorial staff will look at your submissions daily and offer advice and training if needed. Editors also have the ability to feature your articles on our main blog.
Does Starpulse offer assignments?
Yes. Our editorial staff sends out weekly "buzz ideas" as well as monthly article ideas to fill our editorial calendar. We also have opportunities for writers to attend press junkets, conduct interviews, participate in conference calls and make set visits.
Does Starpulse have a training program?
Our training program is a tutorial that consists of a writer guideline for grammar and style, as well as basic blog instructions for editing text, inserting pictures and video. Our blog is a basic WISIWIG application and is fairly easy to use.
Do I retain copyright to the work I produce as a Contributing Writer?
Yes, you'll retain copyright to any material you produce for Starpulse.com. In return, Starpusle.com obtains an exclusive, perpetual online license to any material you produce for us. We retain this license in order to control reprints, so the articles you produce for us aren’t competing against other copies of the same article on other sites.