In three weeks Nerdcenaries is doing a theme week – “My Own Brand Of Justice (League)” where it is essentially you get to pitch your Justice League team. Any members are open, you can change continuity within reason (keep true to the ideals of the character) – basically this is an Elseworld’s Justice League you’d like to see and write – even if it could never get published (my pitch lacks any of the classic team – even Justice League Detroit had Martian Manhunter!).
Would you be interested in submitting something? Drop a message in the mail with your email address and I’ll get in touch via that – don’t send your article via email!
Length? Enough to get the idea across! Three sentences might be enough depending on the length. A bad example would be: “The Flash is on the team. He can run really fast. Also he isn’t the old guy.” A better example would be “Jay Garrick, the original Flash is on the team as the moral support. He’s seen enough to know that good an evil can be a changing line and when it comes down to it, most people will do what’s right. Even so, he doesn’t trust Bumblebee because her powers remind him of an old villain.”
Art? If you want to do it with the article, go for it! If you want to do art for someone else’s article – go for it! If you want to hook up with a writer – let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
Linkbacks? I’ll link to what you want on Nerdcenaries within reason. Links to three sites you contribute to is cool. Asking me to drop 50 links to various articles is a bit much.
Rejections? “Superman but he rapes puppies” “Wonder Woman as a man hating feminazi” are the types of stuff I’d probably reject – we aren’t DC editorial – we want interesting ideas and mature ones. Not immature ideas with adult content. I’ll let you know if there is an issue. And also if there are grammar or readability errors we’ll let you know.
Other Stuff? You don’t need familiarity with the universe, you don’t need to worry about canon, you don’t need to worry about having one character or another on the team. Make something that you’d like to see that feels different and remember – when in doubt don’t make Steve Trevor a character from Gears of War.