What is Off the Record?
Off the Record is a media platform which covers a variety of topics such music, TV, gaming and geek culture. We aim to provide honest and unbiased reviews and interviews for our readers, and support passion and creativity through our content.
What topics do you cover on the site?
As mentioned above Off the Record covers a wide variety of topics, we mostly stick to arts and entertainment but are more than willing to go beyond our usual scope if we feel their is a story to be told.
Where do you post the content from your site?
Everything that is posted on Off the Record is also shared to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We also maintain accounts on Tumblr, Ello and Goodreads where content from the main site is duplicated. Additionally we are also willing to post our content elsewhere at your request.
Do you charge for your reviews/interviews?
Everything we do here at Off the Record is done so completely free of charge, at some point in the future we may decide to incorporate some form of advertisements to the site to generate a revenue or start a Patreon to give our audience a chance to donate to help keep things running but rest assured we will never charge money for any of the services we provide.
How do I submit something for review?
If you’d like to submit something for review then first, check out our Submission Guidelines section to see exactly what it is we need from you, and once you’ve done that then you can feel free to reach out via the contact section and actually request that we review your submission. I should add that while we accept a large majority of submissions for review we do reserve the right to reject submissions, we will do so either because we feel that the content is inappropriate for the site, or because we are currently not open for submissions and cannot accept content at that time. If the latter is the case then we will let you know and you can feel free to re-submit in the future.
Do submissions for review need to be new material?
We aren’t concerned about how old something is, we welcome the opportunity to support creativity, even if it isn’t brand new, so as long as you’ve followed the Submission Guidelines then we are happy to review your submission.
How quick is your review turnaround?
We aim to get all submissions we receive reviewed and posted up on the site as quickly as possible, but we are small team and we receive dozens of submissions daily so unless you were told otherwise directly you can expect to wait at least two weeks from the initial request to the finished product being posted online.
Do you respond to all queries/requests?
We aim to respond to every message we receive whether it be via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Email within 72 Hours. You will also receive a reply even if we aren’t accepting your submission at this time. If you do not receive a response within 72 hours of contacting us then do feel free to contact us again.
Are you looking for contributors to the site?
We are not actively looking for new contributors at this time, however if you feel that your interests align with the wide range of content available on Off the Record then feel free to reach out via the Contact section of the site and we can discuss possibly bringing you on board. I should add however that all contributors do so on a voluntary basis, and no one makes any money from the site.
Do you accept guest posts?
We are willing to accept guest posts, assuming firstly that it is a mutually beneficial transaction, meaning someone from Off the Record can submit a guest post to your site in return. That way both sites benefit from the exposure to the audience of the other site. And secondly that you have a clear idea of the type of content we have on this site and have a guest post which lines up well. If you are interested in guest posting, then reach out via the Contact section with a suggestion for what you might submit and we can take it from there.
If you have any questions which aren’t covered here then get in touch via the Contact section and we will do our best to resolve your query.