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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 Raregold.

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. Raregold (talk) im_off.gif
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. MsRetroGeek (talk) im_off.gif
Fake News Director Directs and manages entertainment and advice pieces in Fake News. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) im_off.gif
Fun Stuff Director Directs and manages puzzle and activity sections in Fun Stuff. Roserade (talk) im_off.gif
Palette Swap Director Directs and manages music-, artwork-, and community fiction-related features in Palette Swap. FunkyK38 (talk) im_off.gif
Pipe Plaza Director Directs and manages Mario news and Super Mario Wiki-related sections in Pipe Plaza. The Pyro Guy (talk) im_off.gif
Critic Corner Director Directs and manages opinion pieces and review sections in Critic Corner. Hypnotoad (talk) im_off.gif
Strategy Wing Director Directs and manages historical analyses and strategy sections in Strategy Wing. Hooded Pitohui (talk) im_off.gif

Fake News

Section Branches Details Member
Director Collaborates and edits Fake News sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
News Reports News Flush A Mario-themed newspaper report about a fictional occurrence. No sign up required
Police Blotter A section including crime reports, deaths, and major injuries relating to the Marioverse. Position is vacant.
Sport Report Covers a sporting event involving characters from the Mario series. Position is vacant.
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)
The Clogged Pipe Behind-the-scenes statistics about the Wiki and other areas of the community. Position is vacant.
Entertainment Features Travel Guide A travel brochure or review of a location in the Marioverse, including points of interest, costs, cuisine, etc. ManKoops (talk)
Hot Records A description of fictional music albums or songs, related to either Super Mario Wiki users or characters in the Mario franchise. Position is vacant.
Monthly Inquisition An interview with a character from the Mario series. Position is vacant.
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)
Game Corner A description of fictional Mario games for any console, including non-Nintendo ones. YKMR3000 (talk)
Character Parade Describes a variety of fictional characters that could appear in the Mario series. Pictures are optional. Position is vacant.
Advice Features Peddler's Place Creates a variety of advertisements regarding Mario-related products. Position is vacant.
Shop Scout A description of items from the Paper Mario series or a Mario Party shop. Position is vacant.
Cooking Guide A cooking section about a Mario-themed recipe, such as recipes from the Paper Mario series. This section can include chefs from the Paper Mario series. Position is vacant.
Dear Anton Answers questions and offers advice sent in by others users. Hypnotoad (talk)
Selling Out Information on fictional estates, from cost to size to location Raregold (talk)

Fun Stuff

Section Branches Details Member
Director Collaborates and edits Fun Stuff sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. Roserade (talk)
Mind Games Quiz A five to ten-question quiz about the Mario series. Position is vacant.
Mind Bogglers A game where readers must find a certain amount of characters hidden in a picture. Position is vacant.
Riddles Riddles themed after either Mario or a video game outside the Mario series. Position is vacant.
Guess Who! Clues that describe a character. LudwigVon (talk)
Guess That Game! Try to guess what the game is with the help of some clues. Position is vacant.
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 Trivia Little-known information on topics such as games, characters, or other topics relating to video games. Chester Alan Arthur (talk)
Jokes Jokes about the Mario series Position is vacant.
Crossword Creates a crossword puzzle themed after either Mario or a video game outside the Mario series. Position is vacant.
Word Search Creates a word search puzzle themed after either Mario or a video game outside the Mario series. Position is vacant.
Silly Stories, By You! A game where readers answer questions in a silly way, and the answers are transformed into a nonsensical story the next issue. Position is vacant.
Anagrams A game where readers unscramble various anagrams to form Mario-related phrases. BBQ Turtle (talk)
Graphic Activities Mystery Image(s) Part of an image that readers guess. At least 5+ images. Position is vacant.
Find the Differences A photoshopped puzzle where readers have to find differences in a pair of pictures from a Mario screenshot, artwork, etc. Position is vacant.
Hiding Koopa Look for the Koopa in the given picture. LudwigVon (talk)
Picross A fun puzzle to find the hidden character. Position is vacant.
It's aMAZEing Find a way out of a detailed maze. Lakituthequick (talk)
Go With the Flow A puzzle based on the mobile game Flow, featuring a variation of connect-the-dots. Position is vacant.
KenKen A tricky derivative of Sudoku that uses basic math to solve the grid. Position is vacant.

Palette Swap

Section Branches Details Member
Director Collaborates and edits Palette Swap sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. 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)
Sprite of the Month Features an official or fan-made sprite each month, explaining why it's special. Position is vacant.
Featured Character Artwork Features an official or fan-made character artwork each month, explaining why it's special. Position is vacant.
Community Projects Wiki Fiction Reviews Reviews about Super Mario Wiki fanfiction, from the forums or Userpedia. Position is vacant.
Game Mods A presentation of various fan-created video game modifications, either created by the writer or an outside personality. Position is vacant.
Ongoing Fan Projects Details new fan-art galleries on the forum, requests threads, comics, and other artistic projects The Pyro Guy (talk)
Doodles Hand-drawn pictures provided by the Super Mario Wiki's community specifically for presentation on this section. Position is vacant.
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)
Composer Spotlight Overviews different video game composers working in the industry, showcasing their work and accomplishments. Position is vacant.
Game Soundtrack Reviews Reviews about a selected video game soundtrack. Position is vacant.
This Month in Albums Provides information and opinions about albums released in the past month. Position is vacant.
Take Cover! A showcase of covers of famous songs. Tucayo (talk)
Touhou (Remix) Project Bi-monthly reviews of remixed songs from the Touhou Project series. Superchao (talk)

Pipe Plaza

Section Branches Details Member
Director Collaborates and edits Pipe Plaza sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. The Pyro Guy (talk)
Super Mario Wiki News Monthly Report Posts site-statistics (such as how many new articles, how many new users, etc.), and then compares it to the previous month's statistics. LudwigVon (talk)
Featured Lists any nominations that passed or failed (as well as any Featured Articles which were unfeatured). Position is vacant.
Projects Seeking Contributors Gives a link to the Wiki Collaborations board and lists any new Projects and Discussions that need attention. Position is vacant.
New Articles Summarizes all the articles that were created in the past month. Position is vacant.
Special Features Tip of the Month Provides small, yet helpful and informative tips that can aid someone in their adventures in editing. Position is vacant.
Upcoming Games An article about upcoming and recently released games including main characters, box art, and the release dates for all countries. Position is vacant.
Retro Feature A trip into the newspaper's past, showcasing an article made in a much earlier issue, oft by a now-retired writer. Position is vacant.
User Interview A monthly interview of one of the Super Mario Wiki's own users. Superchao (talk)
NIWA Spotlight Highlights pages that need help on our partnered wikis. Alex95 (talk)
Community News Community Report Summarises all community-based events on the Super Mario Wiki, including promotions, demotions, and recent and ongoing proposals. Position is vacant.
Forum Update A section documenting all the recent happenings of the Super Mario Boards. Position is vacant.
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
The 'Shroom Report A section documenting all the recent news about The 'Shroom, as well as writer milestones. Position is vacant.
Birthday Wishes A celebratory wish to all the users whose birthday falls within the month of that issue. Position is vacant.
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

Section Branches Details Member
Director Manages and organises all review and opinion sections. Hypnotoad (talk)
Video Game Reviews Marioverse Reviews In-depth reviews of some of the hottest Mario games, both new and old. Position is vacant.
Virtual Console Reviews Reviews of Virtual Console classics and exclusive eShop releases, including non-Mario releases. Doomhiker (talk)
Fangame Reviews Reviews of fan-made video games of existing franchises. Position is vacant.
Game-Related Reviews Character Reviews Reviews of a variety of different characters from the Mario extended universe. Position is vacant.
Entertainment Section Reviews about fan-made clips and videos related to Mario from YouTube or in SWF file that are made by Mario fans. Position is vacant.
Item Reviews Reviews of different items, both Mario and non-Mario. Position is vacant.
Location, Location Reviews various different locations and levels from different video games, Mario series or otherwise. Position is vacant.
Boss Battle Reviews Reviews of boss battles from a variety of games. Position is vacant.
Non-Game Reviews Movie Reviews Reviews about the hottest in cinema; latest, oldest, and all years between. Position is vacant.
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)
TV Reviews Reviews about a television series, both old or new. Position is vacant.
Anton’s Half-Baked Reviews Tongue-in-cheek reviews of a wide variety of community-suggested topics. Hypnotoad (talk)
G. TV MsRetroGeek reviews and talks about a chosen television show. MsRetroGeek (talk)
Rising Sun Reviews Mariofan169 reviews and talks about a chosen anime series and movies. Mariofan169 (talk)
Opinion Pieces Character Comparison Comparisons of Nintendo characters from all generations. Position is vacant.
Game Comparison An analysis on the similarities and differences between two titles with a connecting theme. Position is vacant.
Should Have Been An article discussing features that didn't make it into a Marioverse game, and what should have been in the game. Position is vacant.
First Impressions Provides an early look into an unreleased game, either via trailers, a gameplay demo, or early access. Position is vacant.
Countdowns A countdown of the best of a certain subject. Position is vacant.
Hot Pot Reviews Chibiki Daisy reviews things across all media types. Chibiki Daisy (talk)

Strategy Wing

Section Branches Details Member
Director Manages and organises all strategy sections and historical analyses. Hooded Pitohui (talk)
Tips and Challenges From the Mushroom Vaults Tips, secrets, cheats, and codes for Mario games, new and old. Position is vacant.
Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner Covers tracks, characters, and vehicle info from a Mario Kart game, offering tips and shortcuts to improve your records. Position is vacant.
Racing Like the Staff Tests out various staff combinations from Time Trials and determines their performance. Yoshi876 (talk)
Smash Tactics Strategy information and tips for improvement about any of the Super Smash Bros. games. Position is vacant.
Mario Sports Game Tactics Provides various tips and advice for various different Mario sports releases, such as Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, or Mario Strikers. Position is vacant.
Insider 64 An inside look into various glitches, obscurities, and amusing gimmicks available in various Nintendo 64 games. Position is vacant.
Pocket Handbook Provides an analysis on different Pokémon, offering advice on different builds and strategies for each Pokémon. Position is vacant.
Beyond 120 Stars Extra challenges for you to perform in various games, both Mario and non-Mario. Position is vacant.
Let's Play Showcase Provides an analysis into various Let's Players or an individual Let's Play. Position is vacant.
Isaac Synergies Analyzes different item combinations and provides tips for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Position is vacant.
Galactic Expedition Various tips and tricks from the Metroid series. Position is vacant.
Party Trick! Tips to improve your chances of winning in the Mario Party series. Position is vacant
YoshiFlutterJump's Tips and Tricks! YoshiFlutterJump provides tips and tricks to complete certain Mario levels. YoshiFlutterJump (talk)
PK144's Course Corner Parakoopa144 explores and reviews various levels. Parakoopa144
Meta Knight's Dream Land Journal Meta Knight writes about stuff based on the Kirby franchise. Meta Knight (talk)
Historical Analysis A History of Video Games A review of different events during the 72 year history of video games. Position is vacant.
Fading Into Obscurity A look at some of the forgotten or obscure characters of the Mario games. Position is vacant.
Mach Speed Mayhem A section highlighting F-Zero, analyzing how different characters have impacted the series. Superchao (talk)
Mario Calendar Lists all past Mario games that were released in history during the month that the newest issue is released. GPM1000 (talk)
Pokédex Power Analyzes a Pokémon and looks through their Pokédex entries throughout the years. Yoshi876 (talk)
Mechanics and Meta Analysis Beta Blockers Provides analysis into unused elements of various games, from the Mario series or otherwise. Position is vacant.
Pirates of the Gamer Plebeians Provides analysis into unique and/or funny anti-piracy measures, from the Mario series or otherwise. Position is vacant.
Cheaters Alley Provides analysis into cheats and codes, from the Mario series or otherwise. Position is vacant.
Easter Hunt Provides analysis into interesting and/or amusing Easter egg features, from the Mario series or otherwise. Position is vacant.
Challenger Approaching! Provides analysis on a character as if they were in the Super Smash Bros. series. Position is vacant.

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