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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 Meta Knight.

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 privately send your complete application to our Statistics Manager through the forums, IRC, or Discord. 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. For sections which do not require you to sign up, you may send your section directly to the relevant team director. Team directors reserve the right to reject any sections which do not meet the minimum standards of quality outlined in The 'Shroom Manual of Style.

Directing Staff

The following is a list only of those staff members who directly handle sections of 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. Waluigi Time (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. Roserade (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Statistics Manager Compiles spreadsheets, statistics, and reports for managerial purposes. Keeps records of hired and fired writers, past submissions, and staff changes. Assists in archiving previous editions. Contact them if you're interested in writing for The 'Shroom. Meta Knight (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Spotlight Manager Provides direction for and oversees progress of The 'Shroom Spotlight collaboration. Announces project updates and new editing focuses in a monthly staff section. Coordinates discussion in the project topic on the Super Mario Boards. Yoshi876 (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Fake News Director Directs and manages entertainment and advice pieces in Fake News. Waluigi Time (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 exhibitions of music, art, and community fiction in Palette Swap. FunkyK38 (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Pipe Plaza Director Directs and manages news, factual overviews and statistics 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 in-depth analyses and instructional sections in Strategy Wing. Hooded Pitohui (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

Fake News

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"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!"

Current Sections

Branches Section Details Member Example
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Fake News. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Waluigi Time (talk) N/A
News Reports The Mushroom Marquee Sal T. Thespian reviews theatrical productions in the Mushroom Kingdom. Roserade (talk) Issue 182
Mushroom Tribune Hooded Pitohui and Shoey share their own thoughts on fictional reports in the Mushroom Kingdom. Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 169
News Flush A Mario-themed newspaper report about a fictional occurrence. No sign up required Issue 141
Obituaries A report of a fictional death which occurred in the Mushroom Kingdom. Yoshi876 (talk) Issue 152
Sport Report ClawgripFan9001 provides the latest sports news from the Mushroom Kingdom. ClawgripFan9001 (talk) Issue 186
Entertainment Features Consumer Corner Advertisements of the latest products from Waluigi Time Cereal Incorporated. Waluigi Time (talk) Issue 178
Horrorscopes Merlthazar the Oracle provides fictional horoscopes. GBAToad (talk) Issue 175
Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown A commentary on fictional fighting matches between characters from the Mario franchise. Waluigi Time (talk) Issue 166
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) Issue 154

Example Sections

This is a selection of sections which have been featured in Fake News in the past and typify the content found in the team. The editions of these sections featured as examples have been selected because they reflect the scope of Fake News' goals and content as a team, but you do not have to follow these sections exactly in tone and style, formatting, content, or coverage. You can either apply to write your own version of these sections or use them as inspirations for a new or modified section.

Section Description Example
Cooking Guide A cooking section, sharing fictional recipes and kitchen experiences relating to the Mario series or the Super Mario Wiki. Issue 154
Hot Records Coverage of fictional music, albums, or songs relating to the Mario series or the Super Mario Wiki and news related to these topics. Issue 153
Peddler's Place Creates a variety of advertisements regarding various things. Issue 155
Police Blotter A section including crime reports, deaths, and major injuries relating to the Marioverse. Issue 141
Selling Out A highlight of Mario-related real estate available for prospective buyers, along with other topics related to real estate. Issue 147

Fun Stuff

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"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!"

Current Sections

Branches Section Details Member Example
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Fun Stuff. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Roserade (talk) N/A
Word Activities Anagrams A game where readers unscramble various anagrams to form Mario-related phrases. BBQ Turtle (talk) Issue 154
Crossword Guess the correct words from the provided hints. MarioMorty (talk) Issue 174
Word Search Search for a collection of themed words in a standard word search. Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 169
Graphic Activities Hiding Koopa Look for the Koopas in the given picture. Waluigi Time (talk) Issue 188
Picross A picross puzzle is presented, along with basic instructions and the solution. Goombuigi (talk) Issue 157
Mind Games Musical Quiz Try to guess the origins of these pieces of music from the Mario franchise. WildWario (talk) Issue 176
Poetry Puzzle Try to guess which subjects from the Mario franchise these poems are written about. The Shamancer (talk) Issue 188
Trivia A collection of fun or little-known facts are presented. Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 144
Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? Try to solve a mystery using given clues, similar to the popular television series. FunkyK38 (talk) Issue 150

Example Sections

This is a selection of sections which have been featured in Fun Stuff in the past and typify the content found in the team. The editions of these sections featured as examples have been selected because they reflect the scope of Fun Stuff's goals and content as a team, but you do not have to follow these sections exactly in tone and style, formatting, content, or coverage. You can either apply to write your own version of these sections or use them as inspirations for a new or modified section.

Section Description Example
Guess Who! Clues that describe a character. Issue 144
It's aMAZEing Find a way out of a detailed maze. Issue 159
Quiz A short series of quiz questions and answers. Issue 140

Palette Swap

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"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, to the written word, and somesuch... All manner of art is exhibited and discussed 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..."

Current Sections

Branches Section Details Member Example
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Palette Swap. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. FunkyK38 (talk) N/A
Art Community Art Have a piece of art you want to share? Put it here! No sign up required Issue 187
Community Comics Fan-created comics are featured in this section. No sign up required Issue 181
Drawn and Pressed Presents an overview and history of newspaper comic strips both popular and obscure. Winstein (talk) Issue 156
Site Seeing Takes a tour of official Nintendo sites and their structure. Lakituthequick (talk) Issue 163
Waluigi Time Comic Comics starring Waluigi Time and a wacky cast of characters. Waluigi Time (talk) Issue 174
What's on the Box? Features an official or fan-made video game box-art each month, explaining why it's special. Yoshi876 (talk) Issue 129
Fictions Luigi and Associates Detective Agency Mystery solving and slice of life stories with Detective Luigi and Yuri. Long John Spaghetti (talk) Issue 182
Shmaluigi, Private Investigator Serialized detective stories from the point of view of Shmaluigi. Waluigi Time (talk) Issue 173
World of Plight This ongoing story shares the thoughts and experiences of Super Smash Bros. icons in journal form. Magolor04726 (talk) Issue 155

Example Sections

This is a selection of sections which have been featured in Palette Swap in the past and typify the content found in the team. The editions of these sections featured as examples have been selected because they reflect the scope of Palette Swap's goals and content as a team, but you do not have to follow these sections exactly in tone and style, formatting, content, or coverage. You can either apply to write your own version of these sections or use them as inspirations for a new or modified section.

Section Description Example
Ongoing Fan Projects Details new fan-art galleries on the forum, requests threads, comics, and other artistic projects Issue 128
Random Image of the Month An image, such as game-related artwork or sprites, is selected and discussed. Issue 74

Pipe Plaza

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"Well met! What we have here appears to be a factual news and information conglomerate. Announcements, statistics, general information about any topic... All of it appears to be here, hoo. Factual content and overviews characterize this sample of the paper. 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."

Current Sections

Branches Section Details Member Example
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Pipe Plaza. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Zange (talk) N/A
MarioWiki Sections Mario Calendar Lists all past Mario games that were released in history during the month that the newest issue is released. GPM1000 (talk) Issue 148
New Articles A summary of new articles created on the Super Mario Wiki in the past month's span. WildWario (talk) Issue 180
NIWA News A section documenting any significant news in the extended NIWA community. PanchamBro (talk) Issue 181
Poll Committee Discussion A section documenting all the recent polls, as well as any new members of staff or events. Poll Committee Issue 152
Non-Wiki Sections 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 Issue 147
Clearing the Pipes TPG interviews creative minds from the community about their processes, inspirations, and other interesting bits of information. TPG (talk) Issue 184
Forum Update A detailed account on activity or changes during the past month on the Super Mario Boards forum. Hooded Pitohui (talk) Issue 170
Roleplay Update Updates on the latest events in the Roleplay board of the Super Mario Boards forum. MightyMario (talk) Issue 182
That NIWA List A showcase of strange articles from various NIWA wikis. PanchamBro (talk) Issue 177
What's in a Campaign? An overview of a robot's career on the show Robot Wars. Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 170

Example Sections

This is a selection of sections which have been featured in Pipe Plaza in the past and typify the content found in the team. The editions of these sections featured as examples have been selected because they reflect the scope of Pipe Plaza's goals and content as a team, but you do not have to follow these sections exactly in tone and style, formatting, content, or coverage. You can either apply to write your own version of these sections or use them as inspirations for a new or modified section.

Section Description Example
Community Report Summarizes all community-based events on the Super Mario Wiki, including promotions, demotions, and recent and ongoing proposals. Issue 142
Tip of the Month Tips to assist users with editing and working on projects on the Super Mario Wiki. Issue 127
Upcoming Game An overview of an upcoming game, covering as much detail as is known about the unreleased title. Issue 136

Critic Corner

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"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!"

Current Sections

Branches Section Details Member Example
Introduction Director's Notes Introduction to Critic Corner. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Hypnotoad (talk) N/A
Reviews / Opinion Pieces All-Time Smash Merit Ranking Evaluations of fighters from the Super Smash Bros. series and ranking their inclusion. SonicMario (talk) Issue 177
Anton's Half-Baked Reviews Tongue-in-cheek reviews of a wide variety of community-suggested topics. Hypnotoad (talk) Issue 154
Book Review/Graphic Novel Review Reviews about the hottest in literature, both old and new. FunkyK38 (talk) Issue 150
K-Pop Album Reviews Video reviews about k-pop albums. Zange (talk) Issue 174
Pokédex Power Analyzes a Pokémon and looks through their Pokédex entries throughout the years. Yoshi876 (talk) Issue 153
A Report on the Effectiveness of Power-Ups Generalissimo Shoe rates various power-ups from the Mario franchise on how useful they are. Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 182
Reviews Reviews of various pieces of media (e.g. books, graphic novels, shows, movies, games), for those interested in one-time, volunteer-based submissions. No sign-up required N/A
'Shroom FM Short reviews of the past month's new album releases. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Issue 156
Van Shoeul's House of Ghouls Reviews of horror movies. Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 181

Example Sections

This is a selection of sections which have been featured in Critic Corner in the past and typify the content found in the team. The editions of these sections featured as examples have been selected because they reflect the scope of Critic Corners's goals and content as a team, but you do not have to follow these sections exactly in tone and style, formatting, content, or coverage. You can either apply to write your own version of these sections or use them as inspirations for a new or modified section.

Section Description Example
Character Reviews Reviews of a variety of characters. Issue 95
DragonFreak's Review Quest A detailed review of a videogame title. Issue 110
Movie Reviews Reviews about anything from the silver screen. Issue 121
Virtual Console Reviews Reviews of game titles available through the Virtual Console system. Issue 145

Strategy Wing

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"So like, it says here that Strategy Wing is the "analysis and instruction" section of the 'Shroom, whatever that means. It's purpose is to provide the kind of comprehensive analysis needed to build a firm strategy. It has two attacks, both with a power of 6. The first one is about delving into a topic to scrutinize and present an in-depth, detailed analysis of a subject and its history. The other will mercilessly pelt us with tips, strategies, and instructions that can be applied to a field of interest. Watch out for the "new skills acquired" status effect. Man, this totally sounds like "write essays about something you already like doing", you know? This wasn't a subject when I went to school."

Current Sections

Branches Section Details Member Example
Introduction Director Notes Introduction to Strategy Wing. Also announces firings, hirings, resignations, and more. Hooded Pitohui (talk) N/A
Tips and Challenges File City Files Shoeymon explains the ins and outs of Digimon World for the PS1. Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 188
Getting That Payday A strategy guide for the co-op first person shooter Payday 2. Kinger (talk) Issue 181
The Greatest Quest Join the Wandering Shoestrel on an exploration of the world of Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom, an NES text adventure game. Mustard Machine (talk) Issue 180
Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire Discover the tactical world of Fire Emblem with Koops. ManKoops (talk) Issue 154
Pitohui's Pokémon Academy Pitohui explains how he raises various Pokémon. Hooded Pitohui (talk) Issue 180
Racing Like the Staff Tests out various staff combinations from Time Trials and determines their performance. Yoshi876 (talk) Issue 153
To Infinity and Beyond A walkthrough of the Toy Story 2 video game. Waluigi Time (talk) Issue 174
History and Facts SIMulation Gives an in-depth look at the mechanics of the Sims series of games. Ray Trace (talk) Issue 171

Example Sections

This is a selection of sections which have been featured in Strategy Wing in the past and typify the content found in the team. The editions of these sections featured as examples have been selected because they reflect the scope of Strategy Wing's goals and content as a team, but you do not have to follow these sections exactly in tone and style, formatting, content, or coverage. You can either apply to write your own version of these sections or use them as inspirations for a new or modified section.

Section Description Example
Challenger Approaching! A detailed analysis offering thoughts on how a character might be made into a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Issue 123
Mach Speed Mayhem A section highlighting F-Zero, analyzing how different characters have impacted the series. Issue 152
Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner A mix of historical analysis and tips related to the Mario Kart series. Issue 125
On the Origin of Species A written let's play of Spore. Issue 173

If you write for The 'Shroom, feel free to add this to your userbox tower:

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