Write for The Artifice

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers.

We’re a little bit different from other sites. Here’s how:

We only publish quality stuff

EditorInstead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, we focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

It could be a dissection of the villain Voldemort, a breakdown of autism in media, a dive into the sound of silence in Lost in Translation, a study about Frankenstein and the misuse of science and technology, a view into the anime Elfen Lied’s take on eugenics, an exploration of Tolkien and Dungeons & Dragons or maybe a post on what we can learn from Bilbo and Gollum about linguistic segregation, a retrospective look at subtitling for cinema, or a stance on how horror in the book series Scary Stories is appropriate for children.


Our model of the writing process is divided into three major processes: Planning, Writing, and Reviewing. The Artifice is designed to encourage collaboration between writers on each phase.

To help you find a good topic to explore, we have Topics. With this feature, you can explore writer submitted topics and you can make your own submissions. Even unregistered users can submit topics.

Revision EntryAll articles are peer-reviewed. By collaborating and engaging with other writers, we ensure that our published articles contain high-quality content, formatting unity, and professional credibility.

Once you have submitted your article, it will be available for processing by our community editors, who will vote to either approve or revise your article. They will work with you to make sure your finished piece is the best it can be. If a vote for revision is cast, you will be given in-depth and fruitful advice to help make the revision process flow smoothly.

After one of your articles have been published, you will gain the ability to process submissions yourself, work in collaboration with prospective writers, and thus decide what type of material meets your own standards.

The System

The platform is designed to reward you based on how you interact with it and its users. Once you have proven yourself as a competent author and editor, the system will allow you to help manage every aspect of The Artifice.

PointsEach user earns reputation points that increase for various accomplishments.

RanksAs you earn points, you’ll advance through a series of ranks, each of which entails access to new perks.

Revision ProcessOnce you’ve amassed a set number of points, you’ll earn the ability to help control what gets published by approving or making revision entries.


ExposureThe Artifice is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions.

Find an all new audience to share your writing and ideas with, without worrying about the hassles of marketing yourself online.

There are industry professionals within our readership who are eager to promote your writing to their followers. Why not have your work praised by Neil Gaiman, or have the author of the topic you delve into comment on your article?

Our audience is balanced with a number of intelligent and motivated individuals that stimulate discussion and debate who are willing to read through your work and give notes.

Join us, it’s free

All roles on The Artifice, including that of the Editors, are on a voluntary basis. Update: as of 2022, writers are being paid for published content.

Do you believe your writing fits in and wish to join our vibrant, growing writing community?

We seek to publish the highest quality content from our writers. The Artifice expects from its authors a constant source of complex, thought-provoking, and challenging ideas, and well-crafted opinions. Your knowledge of the topic you would like to write about is just as important as your ability to write about it.

Anyone with a passion for media and the writing skills to back it up can join The Artifice. Our only rule is that members must be at least 18 years of age. Our current writers range from undergraduates to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between. New voices are always welcome!

Writer registrations are currently: OPEN

Join now: The first step you need to do is to create your writer account.