Writing for The Inkpot
All writing for The Inkpot is done on a voluntary basis (no, the editors are not paid either!) but our writers receive complimentary tickets for the plays they review.
We write because we believe that art needs criticism to help it flourish, to provide feedback, to stimulate debate, and to serve as a historical record.
If you feel the same way, we would love to hear from you.
We ask our new writers to submit three trial reviews before they are eligible for complimentary press tickets. After these three reviews, the editors will decide whether the new writer will come on board as one of our regular Inkpot writers.
We ask our regular writers to submit roughly one review a month (though more are always welcome). We do not assign reviewers to productions; instead, our writers choose their own productions and receive press tickets on a first come, first served basis.
The use of an Inkpot review in any non-commercial capacity will be at the discretion of the editors, but credit for authorship will remain with the writer. Any use of the reviews in a capacity that involves payment will be at the sole discretion of the writer.
Please take into account the following when you write and submit your reviews:
- Reviews should be at least 500 words long.
- Include the following information with your review:
- The title of the production
- The name of theatre or dance company
- The date of the performance you attended
- The time of the performance you attended
- The performance venue
- A list of production credits, taken from the programme
- A rating out of five
We look forward to hearing from you!