Good Games Writing establishes “PitchJam Fund” with Donation
Funds will be used to promote work that may not otherwise find a home.
Lethbridge, AB–Good things come to those who read Good Games Writing (GGW), or, at least, those who pitch it. GGW is pleased to announce that a private $500 donation has been made available to the organization for the purposes of a “PitchJam Fund” that will go towards the solicitation of pitches for professional games writing content. Plans are in place to replenish the fund regularly.
The generous donation comes to GGW via a private individual formerly involved with the PitchJam event, which gathers professional games media freelancers and editors, who donate their time to provide high-quality critique to up-and-coming writers, after witnessing the value of events like this firsthand.
“This first of its kind donation to GGW will go to commissioning articles of all types that may not otherwise find a home,” says acting Editorial Director, Evan McIntosh. “This is an investment into writers that will get them started on the right foot, and extends our mandate of developing writers further. We are deeply humbled to be receiving such a commitment.”
Pieces commissioned by the fund will be featured on goodgameswriting.com, ad-free, after a rigorous editing process meant to challenge writers to grow, improve, and refine their writing.
“While a monetary donation such as this is impressive, it’s not the only donation we’ve been blessed to receive. This weekend, 13 professionals donated their time and knowledge to enhance the voices and skills of developing writers during #PitchJam 3. Without donations such as these GGW would not survive, let alone thrive. We are truly blessed to work alongside such talented individuals.”
Outreach Director, Joseph Knoop, adds “It means the world to us that games journalism professionals believe in Good Games Writing‘s cause to make donations of any kind. We rely on the goodwill and professionalism of many talented writers and editors to build this next generation of journalists, and #PitchJam and the new PitchJam Fund are more examples of how our efforts reap tangible growth.”
“With the success of our 3rd annual Pitch Jam we’ve been able to reach a brand new generation of games writers and provide them with the opportunities only professional experience and collaborative spirit can obtain.”
Further details on the PitchJam Fund will be released in the near future along with #PitchJam debriefing.