Write for Retrofied

Interested in writing for Retrofied? Radical! We’re always on the hunt for talented contributors, whether you’re an experienced writer with dozens of published credits or you’re a passionate newcomer.

What we like:

Writing that analyzes nostalgia and offers a new perspective. When you pitch, remember that while we do have a few “hey, remember THIS?” -type articles, Retrofied strives to offer depth, substance, new revelations, and new commentary to help us stand out from the rest. While all of our topics are inspired by ’80s & ’90s nostalgia, we love for pieces to have present-day relevance whenever possible. Please familiarize yourself with some of our existing published work before pitching. We accept pitches for our quarterly printed magazine in addition to website and Patreon-only articles.


Beginning with issue #4, Retrofied contributors will receive a minimum payment of $20 per print article. Additionally, all magazine contributors will receive a printed copy of Retrofied. Web-only post contributors earn $10 per piece. While we realize this payment is not significant, it is a step in the right direction and we aim to increase compensation as time goes on. Please only consider Retrofied after exhausting options for better paying publications.

Currently Accepting Pitches:

Issue #6’s theme will be “Batteries Not Included.” This issue’s theme can focus on a variety of topics under that banner including non-powered play, missing links, things that are almost perfect, added sparks, among others. We’re open to interpretation of the theme, and love loose fits. Not sure? Email us! Deadlines:

  • Pitches due by February 1, 2022 extended to Feb 21, 2022
  • Finished drafts due by March 1, 2022 extended to March 8, 2022

Issue #7’s theme will be “Summer Blockbusters” and will ship in July 2022. We are accepting early pitches now!

Sill interested in writing for Retrofied? Simply complete the form below:

Write for Retrofied