28 magazine focuses on unique and personal visions of the various Warhammer settings, especially relating to Warhammer 40,000 skirmish games and the darker aspects of Age of Sigmar. While we do not have any strict criteria for the articles, and are always looking for reader input, below is a list of the basic article types included in each issue:
The Forge – tutorials and guides to painting, converting, building and sculpting. Preferably the article will offer a clear step by step guide to achieving a certain result, no matter what it is or offer suggestions on how to use various techniques. The most important thing is that the reader should be able to understand the guide and benefit from it.
Interviews – interviews with artists, game designers, writers and members of the community. Please contact us before doing an interview.
Essays – articles about, but not limited to, game design, the background of the various settings, the history of a game, or how to plan a campaign.
Events – spotlight on various event games arranged by hobby enthusiasts. The article should showcase the event, what it was about, who was involved and how it was organized as well as presenting the miniatures that was used and the setting itself.
Artist Focus – a detailed look at a particular artist’s work. The article should ideally describe what the person finds most interesting in the hobby, present their work, how they work and offer insight into who they are and what inspires them.
Hazmat Gallery – A collection of artwork by various contributors. If you feel your work is suitable for the magazine, but you do not want to write an article this is the section for you.
When writing your article, try to be as clear as possible:
- Do not assume that the reader is familiar with the topic.
- Include an introductory paragraph that explains what you are writing about and why.
- Include a conclusion paragraph summarizing your article.
- Include captions for any pictures you submit, along with where they fit in the article.
- Ideally an article should be between 500 and 1500 words; essays can be longer but the extra word count should be used wisely.
- Avoid using contractions unless the article is an interview.
What to submit
- Written document (in Word format) containing the following information:
- Name – include your real name so that we can credit you properly. If you do not wish to use your real name, let us know so that we can discuss it.
- Email – so we can contact you about your submission.
- Instagram – if you have an Instagram account, please include it so that we can include it in the credits section.
- Blog – if you have a blog, we would like to be able to include it in the credits section.
- Article Type – so know what type of article you have submitted (basic types listed above), to help us organize and format submissions.
- Article Name – include the name of your submitted article.
- High quality photos (in JPEG, PNG or TIFF format):
- They should be well-lit, high-resolution images that show your models clearly.
- File names should be clear, with names that correspond to the submitted captions.
- You remain the owner of your IP. 28 does not own your article or pictures, but we can use them in any way we see fit in relation to the magazine and its marketing and promotion. The digital magazine 28 is and will remain a non-commercial venture.
- We do not allow or condone IP theft, nor do we allow hate speech for any reason.
- We are looking for articles from passionate individuals, not company accounts.
- 28 is free to edit the article as we see fit, with the intent of making the article fit the magazine. We will not be able to inform each writer of each edit, but we strive to keep the spirit of the article intact.
If, after reading these, you think you have something that might be suitable do not hesitate to fill out the form below or you can also reach us at:
When taking photographs of your miniatures they need to be of a standard suitable for publishing in a magazine – we are looking for well-lit, high-resolution images that show your models clearly, either on a plain white or black background, or in front of some nicely painted scenery for more atmospheric shots.
Fortunately, for those who are not professional photographers, Games Workshop has been kind enough to provide an excellent guide on photographing your miniatures, even with a camera phone: