How do I sign up?
If you're new to WhatCulture, head over to create.whatculture.com to apply to be a contributor.
How much do I get paid?
All new writers initially start on our revenue share system, which earns 40p for every 1000 views the article generates (rising to 50p/1000 in October 2016). There is no upper cap on this, and with an audience in the millions it presents a excellent opportunity to turn your work into a genuinely profitable venture. Many of our contributors have worked with WhatCulture as their sole source of income.
When will I be paid?
Our payment system is automated, and your monthly earnings are paid out on the 7th of the following month.
How long do my articles earn for?
Articles earn for the duration of the month they're published, and next 6 days of the following month. This guarantees a minimum article earning period of around a week. While this might seem to give articles published later in the month a bigger opportunity, we find that the lifespan of an average article is more than covered by this period.
What can I write about?
WhatCulture's a broad church, and we're always open to new ideas. Presently our core audience is focused on Film, TV, Gaming, Science, Sport, Music, Technology and Comics, but if you've got your own ideas we're always willing to hear them.
How do I pitch an article?
Once you're registered on the site and set up as a contributor you'll be able to access our pitching system for articles. You'll enter a brief description of your idea and a few key points and our editorial team will let you know if it's something that would work on WhatCulture.
How frequently can I pitch?
As often as you like, although getting a pitch approved is at the discretion of our editorial team.
When does my work get published?
Once you've submitted your finished article, it'll be passed onto the appropriate member of the editorial team who'll check it that it's inline with our existing style and standard of publishing. Once it's ready, it'll be published at the soonest appropriate opportunity.
My pitch was rejected, what gives?
Our editorial team is committed to publishing the best possible content and, occasionally, they'll have to knock back an idea that's too far removed from what they know our audience are interested in. They'll be happy to provide feedback as to why on request.
My article has been sent back to me, what does that mean?
Again, our editorial team is committed to publishing the best possible content, and this means that occasionally we'll need to make alterations to bring it in line with our existing style and standards. Sometimes it might even take a few goes, but rest assured all feedback is designed to be constructive.