Lytherus is Now Hiring!

Lytherus has been teased around Shur’tugal for ages now. What exactly is Lytherus? Lytherus is our upcoming fantasy, science fiction, and horror blog and news resource. Our goal is to regularly cover all news, reviews, and information in our favorite genres over a variety of content types, including books, movies, TV, video games, anime/manga, comics/graphic novels, web content, live events, and more. We’ve already assembled a group of fans, consumers, authors, and industry insiders to lead our team of passionate fantasy/scifi/horror fans for Lytherus and are now in search of a few more members to round off our launch team. If you think you’re interested in contributing to an up-and-coming fantasy/scifi/horror blog and news resource and are passionate about media in those genres, keep reading for a list of requirements and job perks.


First off, what’s Lytherus?!

Lytherus is the result of a group of bloggers immensely passionate about fantasy, science fiction, and horror. We are geeks and consumers from all walks of life who enjoy reading, reviewing, discussing, and theorizing. Books? We read ‘em. Video games? Hardcore gamers. Movies? Been watching since we were born! Zombies? RUN!

Lytherus aims to provide news, reviews, editorials, and guest posts ranging from the known to the bizarre. Our dedicated staff of fans, consumers, industry insiders, and geeks will dissect anything that appeals to us and our visitors. We will be covering many media types, including books, movies, TV, video games, anime/manga, comics/graphic novels, web content, live events, and more.

We’re hiring!

We are currently in search of skilled writers and avid fantasy/scifi/horror consumers to join our team at Lytherus. If you feel as though you share a passion for the genres we cover and enjoy sharing news, reviews, and opinions with like-minded fans and consumers, this may be for you!

Lytherus is currently looking for writers interested in the following media types: books, movies, TV, video games, anime/manga, comics/graphic novels. It is not required that you enjoy each of the listed media types, but at least two are a requirement (and more than two is a bonus!).

Blogger/Reviewer

Requirements:

  • We ask that all potential writers be 18 or older. (We are willing to make exceptions in very rare circumstances where past experience or accomplishments may make up for lack of age. Please inquire if you feel as though you have exceptional experience which may exempt you from this requirement.)
  • You must be an avid consumer of fantasy, scifi, and horror materials of at least two types, which may include: books, movies, television, anime/manga, comics/graphic novels, web content, and video games.
  • Passion for sharing news and reviews with like-minded individuals
  • Habit of browsing your favorite news resources for breaking news on a fairly regular basis
  • You must be a skilled writer

Bonuses (not required but definitely appreciated):

  • Experience blogging and reviewing for other websites (not necessarily of the same types or genres)
  • Experience working within the industries that we cover (examples: publishing industry, movie production, game development, etc)
  • Experience with WordPress, a blogging platform
  • Currently attending or have graduated school for writing, journalism, etc.

Interested in joining our team? Please send an email to [email protected] with your name, age, brief “bio” of yourself (be sure to include any past experience and details on what qualifies you for the job), and a sample review of any piece of content relevant to our audience.

**At this point in time, Lytherus will be a “write for fun” (not-for-pay) part time job with perks and benefits, which may range from access to advance content from publishers and developers, to access to some of fantasy, scifi, and horror’s greatest content producers for interviews and discussions. Lytherus will also offer writers and bloggers an unique opportunity to exercise their writing skills and passion for fantasy, scifi, and horror in an environment where you will be surrounded by like-minded and equally passionate individuals.**

  • Storm

    Any news about this?

  • Matt

    Oooh, so if iam 20, I dont NEED to send you any writing examples, as long as I have interest in the genres? Ok well, then you can delete the second e-mail I sent you guys (possible candidate 2). Haha, sorry about that.

  • Fwacha!Dragonrider180

    Sweet! Can’t wait for it to be posted. I’ll have to bookmark it since I am an avid fantasy fan. 🙂

  • hiring?

    this is cool…. does CP need to hire anyone? cuz it’s sure taking a while…

  • Jeriah

    I might be interested, but I’m mostly an avid anime/manga fan. There are a billion fantasy and scifi movies I’ve seen, but generally I only watch them once. I like playing video games, but my brother is the one with the 360 and the tv, so I don’t get to play it that often. Would appreciation and interest in two things be equal to fandom in one thing? 😛

  • Matt-OH

    Ok I applied! How long do people usually wait to get confirmed?

    • It’ll take us a few days before people hear back from us.

      • Thecarpetiswet

        im too young but is there sumthing i can do to help out????

    • It’ll take us a few days before people hear back from us.

  • Matt-OH

    Ok I applied! How long do people usually wait to get confirmed?

  • Marc

    …. Now my whole post with questions is gone. ;___; Mean blog posting script. =( Now I gotta write it again. o.o But smaller. xD

    Basically I asked if what you are searching for is something like for example:
    An article for example Supernatural.

    For every new episode that came out which would be weekly I would write a new post going in on what happened in the episode. Possible clues about the story. Character development. Quest actors. 😛 etc etc. And of course the promo for the next episode.

    And then of course aside from writing and posting a new review every week for the latest episode extra posts about spoilers, rumors and Supernatural events etc.

    If you guys are searching for something like that I will write a piece even tho I am turning 17 in december. 😉

    And what do you guys mean with:
    Interested in joining our team? Please send an email to [email protected] with your ~~ brief “bio” of yourself~

    I am not sure what do think of the word “bio”

    xD I think you may mean what happened in my life and experiences but please explain. 🙂

    Thanks in advancement. 😉

    ~Marc~

  • Dringo

    :O Seems nice. ^^ But I am a little bit confused tho. xD

    I share the love for the genre. 😛 I read manga, watch anime, movies, read books etc etc. 😛

    But if I for example wanted to join would you only need to write like weekly about one thing?

    For example a detailed review which strips apart the whole episode looking for clues about stuff and talking about the stuff that happened in this particular episode?

    For example if I were to apply even tho I will turn 17 at 14 december and write about lets say the latest episode of Supernatural and post the review and detailed talks about the story wise parts like 1 to 3 days after the episode aired?

    Would something like that be alright? ^^

    If so I will write a piece and send it in. :3 Just wanna know before I start spending time on it and it turns out to not be what you guys are searching for. xD

  • I would have joined; except I’m 13. 🙂

  • I am an avid consumer of fantasy, scifi, books, movies, television, anime/manga, and comics/graphic novels. I am in college. I just dont think that my writing skills will be up to par like you guys (Shurtugal Crew). I am very interested in what you guys are offering. I will have to think about this. I am in college right now. If I were to work for Lytherus what day would you want the articles to be posted on that site?

    Cheers

  • Hsnranger

    sweet!

  • Son1ofsnoh8r

    Speaking of movies today i went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 best film in the entire series.

  • StarlightAria

    Oh, is it possible if you could include how much time we would be expected to devote to this endeavor if we were selected? I think that it is important to know. I’m a college student so I’d like to know if this would be daily, weekly, monthly, etc.

    • It’s something that would require a fair amount of spare time, but never something where you’re forced to spend hours working on it. Lytherus will be a very active site and eventually home to multiple posts, reviews, and news items per day. However, this will be spread out amongst a small team of bloggers.

  • StarlightAria

    I’d love to do this, but its really not possible for me to travel anywhere as I’m in college. But I love books, movies, and video games. *sigh*

  • John C

    Meh, I only do fantasy

  • outlaw_bmx

    where do i apply at

  • Sirdracoblight

    just wanted to discuss this theory with someone, put it on the last post but maybe there were too many comments for some people to read it. I was just listening to Brisngr when eragon goes to the Menoah tree. She offers her help if eragon will give her what she wants. When eragon experiences the sharp pain in his stomache I think the menoah tree might have taken what she needs from him to have a child. He would not have known it and she seemed very interested that he was not like any other being. I think this will come into play in the fourth book and be of great importance. What do you guys think of this theory?

  • Sirdracoblight

    just wanted to discuss this theory with someone, put it on the last post but maybe there were too many comments for some people to read it. I was just listening to Brisngr when eragon goes to the Menoah tree. She offers her help if eragon will give her what she wants. When eragon experiences the sharp pain in his stomache I think the menoah tree might have taken what she needs from him to have a child. He would not have known it and she seemed very interested that he was not like any other being. I think this will come into play in the fourth book and be of great importance. What do you guys think of this theory?

    • Dennis

      I think you would get a better response to your theories on the Inheritance Forums.I like your theory it is original although I dont necessarily agree with you. For one it is very far fetched. The woman ( i forgot her name) sang the tree to life around her, so her life force feeds the tree, I dont think she would want a child, or is capable of producing one. Her story (the one told by Arya) has something to do with what she took from him. It would be really creepy if she took Eragon’s ability to love someone or something. Perhaps she took his ability to have kids because like you said he is unlike any other being she has encountered. Maybe she doesnt want another galby to be “produced” by him.

  • Will the blog staff receive any material to review or avenues to review through? Y’know, movie tickets, books, et cetera?

    • Oh, and will there be a forum for Lytherus separate from Inheritance Forums? I’d heard something about it being part of IF in the past, but I thought I’d heard something else, too.

      • Not sure. Forums don’t really fit in with what we’re trying to do on Lytherus.

  • XxxX

    Mike or Chris
    I know this is oddly of topic
    but could you please post something on what’s going on with shurtycast
    I know you read all the comments so..yeah

    • The Inheritance Almanac, Shur’tugal work, and Lytherus have been what’s going on with that. What I mean to say is that I’ve been extraordinarily busy and had to side-track the podcast for a bit. Chris has been busy as well with college and work. It’ll come back eventually.

  • Tyguy609

    Sounds fun and I think that I would qualify, but I don’t think that I would have the time.

    • Mr. Anonymous

      Same here.

  • You can still apply if you’re not 18. You just have to demonstrate to us that you are a very proficient writer by showing us some of your work.

    • where do I apply I’d love to do something like this

      • Chrissy096

        In the article, it says to email “[email protected] with your name, age, brief “bio” of yourself (be sure to include any past experience and details on what qualifies you for the job), and a sample review of any piece of content relevant to our audience.”

    • Jessandliamea

      … If we can still apply despite our age, why say “We ask that all potential writers be 18 or older. (We are willing to make exceptions in very rare circumstances where past experience or accomplishments may make up for lack of age..” … it seems a little pointless to have done that and then make exceptions ……

      • The vast majority wouldn’t be hired.

        • Matt

          Gulp…. (: / Lol.

  • EternalShade

    wish i was old enough… :l

  • shari

    It sounds like my dream job. Unfortunately, I have already managed to fill my life to the maximum occupancy of science fiction, a little bit of fantasy, and a whole bunch of horror.

  • Waffle

    Interesting. I couldn’t apply (too young, and I hardly have the skills required..) though. Still, this seems like a really cool and fun idea. 🙂

    • waffles?

      waffle? as in waffles? I know a guy who I call waffles…

      • Waffle

        I just like waffles. I prefer their texture over pancakes.

        • waffles?

          hhmmm… well that is an interesting choice for a name… but I like it

  • Protege

    I could do it. Do I bother applying though.. I’m not 18 for 2 months :/

    • Rescuenick

      do it, your old enough

      • Protege

        I guess.