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So, do you want to write for The 'Shroom? Well, you've come to the right place! Here are some steps that you should follow if you want to start writing for the paper.

  • If you need to stray from the release schedule you agreed to when applying for any reason (such as going on vacation or handling an emergency off of the wiki), be sure to contact the Core 'Shroom Staff member that you submit your sections to: we will work something out.
  • If you cannot submit your section for that month, but you have a reliable friend who can fill in for you, then absolutely ask them to provide us with a section in your stead and inform your relevant team director of the arrangement.
  • Feel free to suggest new section ideas or even apply for an already filled position, for we don't mind two different perspectives on a similar subject.
  • If you have any more questions about signing up and writing for The 'Shroom, please contact Superchao.

The application form is as follows:

1.) Which position would you like to apply for?

2.) Writers have the choice to submit sections monthly, bi-monthly (every other month), or volunteer-based (one-time submission). Please select which section plan you would like to observe.

3.) The staff reserves the right to remove writers from their position if their actions reflect badly on The 'Shroom. Actions like these include extensive misbehavior on any part of the community. Do you accept this condition?

4.) Please write a full-length demo of your section. That way, we can have a bit of your work to decide if you can be on the team. Your demo section and all sections that follow must comply with our policies at The 'Shroom:Manual of Style. Failure to do so may result in the immediate rejection of your demo.

Please send your complete application to our Statistics Manager through the forum. The Core Staff will have a week to review your application, and you will receive your results within a couple of days after the week passes.

Directing Staff

The following is a list only of those staff members who receive submissions and applications for The 'Shroom. For a complete list of all Core 'Shroom Staff members, please refer to our contact page.

Position Details Member
Director Publishes new editions of The 'Shroom every month. Sets immediate, monthly, and yearly goals for publication; provides framework for staff cooperation and efficiently delegates tasks in order to enact plans. Responsible for final review and implementation of policy suggestions. Superchao (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Sub-Director / Editor-in-Chief Prepares and edits new editions prior to release. Enforces writing policies as laid out in the Manual of Style. Assists Director in overseeing accomplishment and implementation of plans. Assumes full managerial responsibilities upon the Director's inability to fulfill obligations. Smasher (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Fake News Director Directs and manages entertainment and advice pieces in Fake News. MrConcreteDonkey (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Fun Stuff Director Directs and manages puzzle and activity sections in Fun Stuff. Roserade (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Palette Swap Director Directs and manages music-, artwork-, and community fiction-related features in Palette Swap. FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Pipe Plaza Director Directs and manages Mario news and Super Mario Wiki-related sections in Pipe Plaza. Zange (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Critic Corner Director Directs and manages opinion pieces and review sections in Critic Corner. Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Strategy Wing Director Directs and manages historical analyses and strategy sections in Strategy Wing. Hooded Pitohui (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

Fake News

"Wah, wah, WAAAH!?! FAKE news? Baloney! These are REAL news! 100% certified, truthful news of things happening in the Mushroom Kingdom RIGHT NOW, you ignorant schlub! How would you like it if I came to your home and said YOU didn't exist!? We cover everything here, from police reports, to weather forecasts, to obituaries. Sometimes there's even a TV guide. We get the real Mushroom Kingdom scoop to you! In fact, the only bit of FAKE news we have here are the advisories to not let a certain purple man into your homes. You can disregard that nonsense! People who wear purple are awesome and trustworthy!"


Branches Section Details Member
Introduction Editorial Introduction to Fake News. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
News Reports News Flush A Mario-themed newspaper report about a fictional occurrence. No sign up required
Weather Forecast A weather report regarding weather-related occurrences in a game from the Mario series. FunkyK38 (talk)
Obituaries A report of a fictional death which occurred in the Mushroom Kingdom. Yoshi876 (talk)'
Entertainment Features Travel Guide A travel brochure or review of a location in the Marioverse, including points of interest, costs, cuisine, etc. ManKoops (talk)
TV Tomorrow A description of fictional TV shows, related to either Super Mario Wiki users or characters in the Mario series. The description can include a dialogue from an episode and/or screenshots. Quizmelon (talk)
Advice Features Dear Anton Answers questions and offers advice sent in by others users. Hypnotoad (talk)

Fun Stuff

"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Be welcomed to our Fun Stuff table where we deal in games and puzzles of all kind. Things you will encounter here include crossword puzzles, word searches, pictures where you have to spot the differences or find a hidden secret. Be not discouraged, the game is open to old regulars and newcomers alike. Are you ready to up the ante and play your stunning hand? Or is it time to fold and go home? Be sure to trust your instincts. But once your chips are down, do not betray your heart's decision with hesitation. Rien ne va plus!"


Branches Section Details Member
Introduction Staff Notes Introduction to Fun Stuff. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Roserade (talk)
Mind Games Guess Who! Clues that describe a character. Ninja Squid (talk)
Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? Try to solve a mystery using given clues, similar to the popular television series. FunkyK38 (talk)
Word Activities Anagrams A game where readers unscramble various anagrams to form Mario-related phrases. BBQ Turtle (talk)
Graphic Activities Hiding Koopa(s) Look for the Koopa(s) in the given picture. Ninja Squid (talk)
It's aMAZEing Find a way out of a detailed maze. Lakituthequick (talk)

Palette Swap

"I have been promised food in exchange for describing this part of the paper, so here we go! First, the name "Palette Swap" is being grievously misused; there is no actual swapping of color palettes going on here. What this actually is about is showcasing and discussing arts and crafts. From glorious paint masterworks, to music and somesuch... All manner of art is shown, discussed, and evaluated here. It's like one of those galas where they stand around babbling about the newest painting collection or symphony, only without the guy walking around handing out snacks. Speaking of which..."


Branches Section Details Member
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Palette Swap. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. FunkyK38 (talk)
Image Showcases What's on the Box? Features an official or fan-made video game box-art each month, explaining why it's special. Yoshi876 (talk)
Community Projects Ongoing Fan Projects Details new fan-art galleries on the forum, requests threads, comics, and other artistic projects The Pyro Guy (talk)
Advertisements The various artists of the community will have a chance to advertise their work here. No sign up required
Music Features Mario's Boombox! Provides analysis into unique video game music and fan-covers, from the Mario series or otherwise. Hooded Pitohui (talk)
Touhou (Remix) Project Bi-monthly reviews of remixed songs from the Touhou Project series. Superchao (talk)

Pipe Plaza

"Well met! What we have here appears to be a factual news conglomerate. Announcements, statistics, general information about the Super Mario Wiki community and Nintendo... All of it appears to be here, hoo. If you're a restless youngster with nary a care, you might find this part of the newspaper rather dry and stuffy. But once you get to be my age, you will appreciate being well-informed. Anyhoo, I'm unsure where the pipes come in. Maybe the idea is to evoke thoughts of information shooting around in pneumatic tubes? What tomfoolery, though I guess it provides some levity."


Branches Sections Details Member
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Pipe Plaza. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Zange (talk)
Special Features Mario Calendar Lists all past Mario games that were released in history during the month that the newest issue is released. GPM1000 (talk)
'Shroom Recap Reports and analyses of 'Shroom contributors and sections Hooded Pitohui (talk)
Community News Poll Committee Discussion A section documenting all the recent polls, as well as any new members of staff or events. Members of the Poll Committee
Anniversary Announcements A seasonal article to be held during the Awards process. Cover the progress of the Super Mario Wiki's Anniversary ceremonies including the awards, game tournaments and all other festivities. Awards Committee

Critic Corner

"Fine! FINE! I'll explain the gimmick to this section! Though the genius of Critic Corner defies explanation... First, you must have an opinion! It can encompass essentially anything you desire, be it games, movies, books, hair salons, pieces of furniture, cats... All is fair as long as you can make it interesting! Then, you must line this opinion of yours up with good sources and information... and SPLART! You have yourself an exquisite column within Critic Corner! Just be sure to explain why your opinion is the way it is, so you don't just ramble incoherently like a lunatic! TA-DAH!"


Branches Section Details Member
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Critic Corner. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Hypnotoad (talk)
Non-Game Reviews Book Reviews Reviews about the hottest in literature, both old and new. FunkyK38 (talk)
Graphic Novel Reviews Reviews about comic books, graphic novels, and webcomics alike of all styles and formats. FunkyK38 (talk)
Anton’s Half-Baked Reviews Tongue-in-cheek reviews of a wide variety of community-suggested topics. Hypnotoad (talk)
Rising Sun Reviews Mariofan169 reviews and talks about a chosen anime series and movies. Mariofan169 (talk)
Opinion Pieces Hot Pot Reviews Zange reviews things across all media types. Zange (talk)

Strategy Wing

""So like, it says here that Strategy Wing is the "analysis and application" section of the 'Shroom, whatever that means. It's purpose is to look into video games and examine various aspects of them. It has two attacks, both with a power of 6. The first one is about delving into games to lay bare facts about its mechanics, elements, history, or other information. The other will mercilessly pelt us with game tips and strategies. Watch out for the "good at video games" status effect. Man, this totally sounds like "write essays about video games here", you know? This wasn't a subject when I went to school."


Branches Section Details Member
Introduction Director Notes Introduction to Strategy Wing. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Hooded Pitohui (talk)
Tips and Challenges Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire Discover the tactical world of Fire Emblem with Koops. ManKoops (talk)
Racing Like the Staff Tests out various staff combinations from Time Trials and determines their performance. Yoshi876 (talk)
YoshiFlutterJump's Tips and Tricks! YoshiFlutterJump provides tips and tricks to complete certain Mario levels. YoshiFlutterJump (talk)
Historical Analysis Mach Speed Mayhem A section highlighting F-Zero, analyzing how different characters have impacted the series. Superchao (talk)
Pokédex Power Analyzes a Pokémon and looks through their Pokédex entries throughout the years. Yoshi876 (talk)
The Anatomy of a Kirby ArchangentEverlasting will give you some knowledge on the creatures and techniques of the Kirby series in this section. ArchagentEverlasting (talk)

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