So you want to be a guest writer?

We are currently looking for writers to review new movies or any of the following current or classic shows:

The Americans
Arrow (starting this fall with season six)
Deadwood
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Expanse
Fear the Walking Dead
Killjoys
The Leftovers
Lucifer
The Magicians
Orange is the New Black
Outlander
Supergirl
This Is Us
Travelers

Do you want to review a show that's not on the list? Just ask! We'll definitely consider it.

This might be a good place for our informal mission statement, so you'll know what you're getting into.

"Billie Doux" isn't just the pen name of our site founder; it means "love letter." We're all fans here at Doux Reviews. As Joss Whedon once said, "Fandom is about enjoying the things you love and critiquing them and sharing them with your friends. It's not about hate." We love our genre television shows so much that we write about them in our spare time. (No one pays us to do this.)

So we don't want to add a new writer just because they write well. Feedback from our readers over the years has brought us to the realization that review sites are a dime a dozen, and readers return to our site for two reasons: the shows we choose, and how we write about them. When we consider adding a new guest writer, it has to be someone who can write a smart, well-composed, easy-to-read critique in a (usually) positive style that is compatible with the rest of the team and feels like it belongs on the site. We're not talking clones here, because each of our current guest writers has their own specific style. But in an emergency (are there reviewing emergencies?), each of our writers could cover another writer's show and would almost certainly bring out many of the same points.

If you really want to write for us, we'll need to see some reviews, not just a letter of intent. Send at least two reviews, or a link to them, in an email to douxreviews at gmail dot com. If the style and content is a fit and it's a show we'd like to cover, we'll talk. But please don't be discouraged if it doesn't work out. As mentioned above, good writing is important, but it's not our only criteria. Don't let that stop you from writing. Seriously.

Thank you for your interest.