Equestria Online wishes to announce they are now holding writing auditions. We got some fresh copypasta from them after the page break.
[Copypasta from Eo-Forums]
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fillies and gentlecolts, and people of any other kind!
I come before you today with excellent news! We, the team, are going to be hiring a select few from the community to join the elite rankings of the Equestria Online Writing Department! We need the best of the best to step forward and announce their presence unto us by standing up and saying “Yes! I am the best of the best, and I wish to write and/or edit quests, stories, dialogues, and more for an online video game about ponies, and with God/Celestia/Shiva/Satan/Xenu/Athiesmo/The Flying Spaghetti Monster/Bloomberg/Zeus as my witness, I shall see this goal through to the end!” If this describes you, then I would love nothing more than to receive a personal email from you at brickstonewood (at) gmail (dot) com with an example of your work. So, without further ado, I present the glorious rules and technicalities that you will be strictly held to:
1.) You may send me whatever examples of your writing work which you are most comfortable with, so long as it does not violate any of the rules listed below. You are not confined specifically to stories, articles, poems, or scripts, so long as it is of enough length that I may properly judge you based on it. It does not have to involve ponies, but you are welcome to send me things involving ponies.
2.) Do not reply to this thread with your applications or entries. I may need to use this thread to answer any additional questions, and I will ignore any submissions you post here.
3.) As this is a test of your skills, you may not allow any outside party to assist you when forming your submission, nor may you use any examples of previous work on which you collaborated.
4.) I will not accept any piece of pornographic literature, or cross-over fanfiction of any kind. However, any other genre is acceptable, and there are no other rules pertaining to the content of the submissions, as they will not be viewed by anyone other than myself. (I do, however, retain the right to show them to a few of my co-workers so that we may praise and/or mock you without your knowledge.)
5.) Those wishing to edit will be held to the same tests as those wishing to write. You must include in your email which position you are applying for. If you want to edit, but do not feel you have the creativity necessary to create an original work, you need not apply. Editors are required to have writing skills which equal those of our writers. Editing encompasses far more than simply fixing grammatical errors, and if you need me to explain this further, I shall gladly do so. You may apply for both writing and editing positions.
6.) In addition to the example(s) of your work and the position being applied for, you must also include your name. This does not have to be your real name, of course, but I need to address you somehow. You also have to include the word ‘egalitarianism’ in the subject field, just so I know you’re actually paying attention. Consider it a password of sorts.
7.) After the initial auditions, I will create another post announcing the names of those who passed the initial test, and I will send out an email to those individuals describing the rules of the secondary test, which will have more clearly defined rules than this one. After the second test, I will announce the new team members, and there will be cake involved.
8.) If you are not going to be available to work on a regular basis, don’t bother applying. It doesn’t matter how good you are at your job if you never show up to work.
9.) Failure to comply with any of the above rules will result in a disqualification, as it shows that you do not have the reading comprehension skills necessary to perform the duties of a writer/editor.
10.) As this is not a paid position, there are no age requirements pertaining to applicants. This one isn’t really a rule so much as a lack thereof.
Good luck to all of you, and I’m looking forward to being overwhelmed and flooded with applications for the next week! Auditions will close at some point on November 22nd, so please make sure you have submitted your works by that day, as I will not accept any late entries. So remember to have fun, and for those about to write, we salute you.
Your faithful editor-in-chief,