Features Submission Guidelines
All Features submissions must comply with the general guidelines for
Dark Magenta. In addition, the following apply:
Dark Magenta is actively seeking reviews of novels, films,
music, internet sites, models, paint-ranges... In fact, we actively
solicit reviews of anything at all! However, the key point is that
your review must assess the subject from the point of view of the Inquisitor game.
Remember: everything has positive and negative aspects and a good review
will touch upon both. Reviews should summarize the subject according
to a star system:
• • Barely
• • • Officially
• • • • Inquisition-approved.
• • • • • Dangerously excellent!
Reviews should be between 400 and 1000 words.
A Feature Article will form the backbone of each issue of Dark
Magenta. Feature Articles are all-singing, all-dancing and it’s
not enough simply to be able to write the article, which will also
need to be supported with photos, maps, diagrams, tables or whatever
you need. For example, if you were to write an article about obscure
Eldar constructs that may be encountered by agents of the Ordo Xenos,
then you’ll need to include pictures of models and conversions of
the constructs in question, possibly including a how-to guide to
construction. Or, if you were writing a massive campaign report,
then pictures of the players and games in progress would be expected.
If you are writing an article describing a world or city in the Imperium,
then we’d want to see original maps and illustrations.
If you have an idea for a Feature Article, please don’t send it to
us complete. Send us a synopsis of the concept in no more than 400
words. If you don’t have everything you think you need (such as a digital
camera or the ability to draw a straight line), don’t worry! If we
like your idea, we’ll put you in touch with someone who can help.
Likewise, if you don’t have an idea of your own, but you reckon you
have resources that a writer could use, get in touch.
Fan fiction is currently welcomed by Dark Magenta. Submissions
should be 2,500-3,000 words and based firmly in the shadowy, uncertain
and morally-ambiguous realm of the Inquisitor game. Other
than that, anything goes: stories, reports, interrogations. Note, however,
that our standards are very high. Where time allows, unsuccessful submissions
will receive limited feedback and guidance. However, if you aspire
to be a professional writer, there is any number of on-line writing
groups that will help you fine-tune your technique. Don’t expect us
to do it for you.
Dark Magenta is looking for artwork to support its articles,
columns and reviews. If you fancy yourself with the pencil or paintbrush
(or even with the digital tablet) then we want to see your work! Please
don’t send us individual items, though. There are a number of Internet
sites that will let you keep a personal gallery. Send us a link to
your gallery and if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch.
All submissions, proposals and synopses for Features should be in
.txt format. Where necessary, indicate emphasis with an underscore
at the start and end of the emphasis.