DOES PWI ACCEPT AND PUBLISH UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS/STORIES?
Generally speaking, no. We have a stable of freelance writers that we use regularly. We generate ideas for features and columns as a staff and then assign them to freelancers. We do, however, add new writers to our staff when the need arises. And while it is important, obviously, for potential PWI writers to be wrestling fans, they must be, first and foremost, excellent writers. Therefore, if you have no professional writing experience or writing skills, but you have the history of every WWE and NWA title committed to memory and can recite the results of every match in WrestleMania history in order, you are not a serious candidate to be a writer for PWI. For serious inquiries about freelance opportunities at PWI, e-mail Publisher Stu Saks at email@example.com. Make sure you send a resume and writing samples that typify the feature writing style in PWI. Opinion pieces and first-person stories will not be read.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY SUBSCRIPTION?
You can either call 386-246-0114, write to: Kappa Publishing Group, Inc., P.O. Box 433120, Palm Coast, FL 32143-3120 or send us an e-mail.
ARE PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
We do not sell photos to the public. Under certain circumstances, we can license them for editorial usage. If you are a member of the media seeking current WWE photos, you should contact WWE directly.
HOW CAN I GET NEWS ITEMS INCLUDED IN YOUR VARIOUS MAGAZINES?
Please send reports on indy wrestling to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO BE INCLUDED IN "ARENA REPORTS" AND "RATINGS"?
The "Arena Reports" section of Pro Wrestling Illustrated is complied on a daily basis from the e-mails we receive. Please note that there is a very limited amount of space in the magazine that is dedicated to these reports, so we must limit the number of reports that are used for each promotion. Please e-mail results and ratings to email@example.com. Please do not send results through U.S. mail as they will be disregarded.
WHAT IS THE BEST FORMAT TO USE WHEN SENDING RESULTS?
For each result, we need the date, town, state, promotion name, and building where the card was held, and the result (note pinfalls where applicable).
SAN JOSE—WWE Smackdown at the HP Pavilion Center: Matt Hardy defeated Bam Neely … Michelle McCool defeated Layla El … Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jamie Noble … Kane pinned Montel Vontavious Porter … The Great Khali defeated Charles Robinson by submission in a punishment match … Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino … Finlay pinned The Miz … Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Batista.
WHAT IS THE BEST FORMAT TO USE WHEN SENDING RATINGS?
Please copy the format used in the agate section of the ratings page.
CHIKARA: Champion—Vin Gerard; 1—Hallowicked; 2—Delirious; 3—Fire Ant; 4—Claudio Castagnoli; 5—Mike Quackenbush; 6—Brodie Lee; 7—Eddie Kingston; 8—Lince Dorado 2; 9—Tim Donst; 10—Hydra.
I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER AND WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT PHOTOS?
Electronic images taken on professional SLR cameras are preferred and should be at least 2500x2500 pixels or at least 5x7 inches at 300 dpi. Electronic images files should also identify the subject of the image. Please keep in mind that most point-and-shoot digital cameras cannot produce the quality of photo that we need.
Action shots should be taken from the ring apron and must be in focus. All photos must be clearly identified.
Please send prints to:
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
6198 Butler Pike, Suite 200
Blue Bell, PA 19422-2600
(Unsolicited prints will not be returned without a self-addressed envelope bearing sufficient postage.)
E-mail electronic images to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DO YOU SEND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO INDEPENDENT WRESTLING SHOWS?
We rarely send photographers to independent events, which is why we ask promotions to assist with submitting photographs. If we do send a photographer, the promoter will be notified by PWI that a certain photographer has been assigned to the show. That photographer should also have a copy of the correspondence between PWI and the promoter to verify their assignment. The promoter will also be given a contact number in case of problems or concerns. If you are not contacted by PWI, the photographer is not shooting the show for us and we most likely will not receive the photos. People misrepresenting themselves as PWI photographers has become a concern for us. This unauthorized use of our name for credentials only deceives promoters and wrestlers and ultimately affects the positive work that we try to do here at PWI.