Working With Raging Swan Press

Talented freelancers are the throbbing heart of Raging Swan Press’s success. Raging Swan Press releases a product every week, and so we’re always looking for talented designers, cartographers and artists to join our burgeoning band.

At the moment, due to an avalanche of submissions I’m suspending our general open call for submissions and freelancers. I’m leaving the relevant text up below because I’m hoping this is a temporary situation which as I hurl myself into the 2017 schedule I can rescind!

Designers

Ideally, prospective freelancers are not only proficient with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but are also skilled writers able to hit a deadline and follow a design brief.

Due to our successful Patreon campaign, we are able to offer our freelancer designers 11 cents/word for work appearing in our PDF and print releases.

At the moment, we are only looking at submissions that fit in with one of our established lines (Alternate Dungeons, Village Backdrops and so on), but if you’ve got a good idea for an instalment drop us a line.

Send Us A Sample

If you’d like to send a sample of your work, put together ONE “20 Things” style article (such as the ones found here). If we like it, we’ll publish it here on the site, pay you for it and include it in the next 20 Things Compilation. Follow these guidelines for your article:

  • Format: .doc
  • Word Count: 500
  • Pay Rate: 11 cents a word, up to a maximum of $55, paid via PayPal on the first day of the month in which the article goes live.
  • Content: The purpose of “20 Things” articles is to include cool details based around a given subject a GM can drop into his game with minimal–or no–effort. The article should fall under the general heading of Treasure, Trinkets & Trash, Dungeon Dressing, Urban Dressing or Wilderness Dressing.
  • Include: Your physical address (I need this if I issue a contract) and your PayPal registered email address (I need this to pay you) along with a short Designer Bio I can include with the article if it’s published.

Quick Grammar & Writing Notes

  • Oxford Comma: We do not use the Oxford comma.
  • That: Normally a pointless word; if the sentence meaning doesn’t change without it, remove it.
  • Will: Normally a pointless word; if the sentence meaning doesn’t change without it, remove it.
  • Spelling: Use UK spelling.

 Artists & Cartographers

Decent artists and cartographers are always welcome to send us links to their on-line portfolios. Note, though, the style of our products apes the old school release of yesteryear. We don’t do colour and we don’t do computer-generated art. Please don’t bother sending us these kinds of art.

Freelancer Resources

I’ve created some informative blog posts for freelancers. You can read them here (and I suggest you do so if you want to work for Raging Swan Press!)

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12 thoughts on “Working With Raging Swan Press

  1. Hello everyone at Raging Swan Press,

    My name is Leonor and I have been a DM for many years.
    I have com across your submissions page and am very much interested. Is the suspension still up?
    I would very much like to submit a “20 Things” sample.

    Thank you for your time,

    Leonor Macedo

    • At the moment, the suspension is still in place–sorry. I’m in the process of planning the 2017 schedule and when I have that in place, I’ll no doubt be open once again for submissions.

      Thanks very much for you interest in working with Raging Swan!

      • Out of curiosity, now that we have entered 2017, is there any news on the suspension? Or is it in effect at least until article 50 is activated?

        • Hi! The suspension had nothing to do with Article 50. Rather, I got deluged in submissions and just couldn’t keep up with reading them all! I still need to come up with a better system of accepting submissions, but at the moment I don’t have a solution.

          • Ah no problem. Just the way you wrote “At the moment, due to the uncertainty created by Brexit” made it seem like it was tied to that. 🙂

  2. Ah-lol. I’ve been sitting on a submission. Literally, when I started it you were open, two days later when I was about to submit… Darn-it! I check back here time to time.

    9 cents per word is the highest rate for RPG writing I’ve seen. I don’t doubt your swamped. And more likely because of the rate, with qualified submissions. When you open back up the submission process, I’m going to blog RSP for my submissions open feature.

    Do you need an axe man? *throws hat into the ring*

    All the best-

    • I already have a couple of editors I use on a rotating basis so at the moment I’m not looking to add more to the “stable”. If you shoot me an email, though, using the contact form in the sidebar I can keep your details for the future.

      Thanks for saying “hi”!