Staff Writer

The Punished Backlog

Anywhere Remote only

Freelance - Unpaid (volunteer)


May 8

The Punished Backlog Is Seeking New Writers!

Looking to join a team of talented writers and lend your voice to the growing world of video games and entertainment? Look no further!

The Punished Backlog is seeking new blog contributors and/or guest posts. We’ve grown exponentially over the years, and currently welcome 20,000+ readers a month.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Curious individuals who’re passionate about writing, self-editing, and connecting with others about shared interests
  • Bonus points if you’re savvy with SEO and/or WordPress, but not necessary—our editorial team is happy to format your pieces for you!
  • All people are welcome to apply, but we especially encourage femme, PoC, queer, and neurodiverse writers.

Why Write for The Punished Backlog?

Here’s the list of perks:

  • Free games! Get access to video game review codes ahead of release.
  • Flexibility. No weekly quotas; you choose what to write, and when to write it.
  • Exposure. Write a post, and get a new publication for your personal blog, portfolio, or résumé.
  • Visibility. Any reviews you write will be featured on OpenCritic.
  • Community. Staff writers are invited to join our Discord channel, where we discuss gaming news, host team-wide backlog challenges, and share plenty of memes.

How Do I Apply?

If interested, please complete this Google Form. A member of our staff will reach out within 1-2 weeks if we think you’d be a good fit.

Best of luck, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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The Punished Backlog

So Many Games. So Little Time.