(Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the December 2005 issue of GameCola, back when GameCola was published in a monthly online magazine format.)
To paraphrase the late, great Yakko Warner: It’s that time of the year again.
But homey don’t play that game. It’s time for our yearly “Please Send Me Stuff Because Next Month is our Massive Janish” drive!
Over the past three years now we’ve managed to bulk up our January issue to the point where it’s nigh-on impossible to read it in just one day, and we’ve done it with the help of Readers Like You. We’ve printed dozens of letters, artwork, guest reviews, guest columns, and just about anything else that makes it into my inbox, with the possible exception of those e-mails extolling the virtues of enlarging my man-parts.
Aside from our usual array of fan submissions (read: anything), we’re also looking for new staff members. That’s right—you too could become a part of Team GameCola! We’re of course always looking for new reviewers—people who want to write monthly reviews about any videogame in existence so long as we haven’t covered it already—but we also have a number of spots open for columnists. Games for the Casual Gamer, Great Moments in Gaming, You Learn Something New Every Play, as well as other retired columns are open to anyone who wants to write them, and of course, we’d be open to original ideas, as well.
But that’s not all! Starting now, we’re also looking for artists: specifically, people who would want to depict scenes in The Gates of Life or Digital Championship Wrestling, both of which could be vastly improved by no longer being just massive blocks of text. We could also use a good artist for Cheat Codes for Life as well because, quite frankly, the person who’s doing it now just isn’t cutting the mustard. If you know what I mean.
In sum: Please send us guest reviews, letters, artwork, photographs, comic strips, fanfiction, AIM conversations, poetry, and anything else sitting on your hard drive just waiting to be shared with the world.
In sum 2: Please join our staff as a reviewer, columnist, and/or artist.
That’s about it! Many changes are abound with our Janish, so don’t panic if you log onto the site next month and something seems a bit off. We’re actually planning the biggest change to the site since Allec Johnson redesigned it in 2003.