the poker writers challenge - Show off your poker knowledge and you’ll get $100 FreeD straight away AND you could win $1,000 FreeD and 10,000
Bonus Chips or one of several runners up prizes.
Every article we accept
gets you $100 FreeD and 500 Bonus Chips and every month we'll choose the one we think is the months best and give the writer $1000 FreeD!
Plus those that almost make it will each get 1000 Bonus chips as Runners up prizes.
You don’t have to be a poker king, if you can talk a good fight then you can have a go and get some FreeD
These guidelines are designed to help you understand what we accept and don't accept as articles. Please read this page in full.
Objectives of Articles Offer
- Give you FreeD and chips
so that you can play more poker or add to your
- In return we get useful content that we can use to help us market NoPayPOKER via article, poker content network websites and PR.
So there are some Content and Quality requirements to qualify.
Short Summary (Please read full details below)
- 250 words at
least. 500+ to have a serious chance at the monthly prize.
- Your own work.
- Informative and useful - Tips, strategy, analysis, methodology etc.
- NOT a split up larger piece "series".
- NOT a testimonial, site review or simple game experience story.
- In good English, correct punctuation, letter capitalization etc.
- Do not use
online shorthand like "u" when you mean
"you ", "ppl" for people", LOL, IMHO etc! This is fine for blogging and social sites but no good for articles.
Shorter articles and things like stories about poker experiences, site reviews etc are perfect for our Blog FreeD offer ($10 FreeD per successful post) or Social Sites offer ($40 FreeD per 5 socials) See here for Blog offer details and here for Socials.
Article CONTENT QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum 250 words.
An ideal article size is 400-750 words - Word count does not include:
- Introductory and summery
filler such as "here is my article" and "see you
at the tables" etc.
- Unnecessary duplication
of words e.g., very very good or an ace ace.
- Filler such as LOL, IHMO
- Obvious "padding" we do read them all and it we think you're using lots more words than needed to up word count then we'll refuse it. We don't have time to edit fluff.
Must be an Original Article that YOU wrote.
- We have some very good
software for checking if an article has been
copied in whole or part.
- If there is any
suspicion whatsoever that an article is not
original we will refuse it.
- You can of course use existing articles you find online as SOURCE material, edit and adapt (a hell of a lot) but do not copy.
Article subject MUST BE informative and share your unique expertise.
For example -
- Poker play Tips and
- Specific techniques and
ideas for game situations and styles of play.
- Real life specific
case-studies that are educational not just like
"So I did this and then he did that and the
cards came up bad and it was really annoying
- Hand and game analysis,
maybe things like how to keep good record of
games and how to interpret them to improve your
- Solid fact based opinions and commentary on any of the above to add weight and credibility to your writing.
MUST NOT be a site review or testimonial about NoPayPOKER or any other sites.
If you have such material use it for FreeD blog or Social site posts.
MUST use "proper" English
Good spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure.
Do not use online shorthand like "u" when you mean "you", "ppl" for people", LOL, IMHO or anything like that.
True there is debate over what is considered "proper English," we ask that you at least be consistent within your article.
If English is your second language we suggest that you have it proofed by someone who has English as their native tongue before submitting. Sorry but we don't have time to edit and so must refuse poorly
Simple Punctuation and Spelling Rules:
- Use a spell checker -
The spelling we see from some submissions is
awful. Excessive bad spelling will result in
- Use capital letters at
the start of each sentence and lower capitals
for all other letters unless making a very bold
- Use paragraphs and
sentences, we hate large blocks on unedited text
and may just refuse it for looking horrible!
- One or two spaces after
each period, colon, or semi-colon.
- Periods should be inside
of quotes; When doing "..."
- Only 3 dots minimum and
- When using dashes, use
two in a row, ex: "--"
- There is never a space BEFORE a period or BEFORE a comma.
Yes this is subjective and we while we don’t want to put anyone off we must keep sight of the objectives of this offer. If we don't feel it is good enough we will say so. Most articles refused for quality
can still make good blog and social posts so all is not lost and we'll advise you of this if it is the case
Can you write a series?
Series of articles ARE acceptable so long as it is a genuine series.
An good example would be a series of lessons about some aspect of poker e.g., Part 1 is Bluffing, part 2 is Tournament play etc. Think of chapters in an educational book or website - this would be
OK. In contrast splitting up sections within that chapter is not acceptable.
If we get serialised chunks that should clearly be together as a single article then we will refuse but may ask you to resubmit as a single piece.
MUST NOT contain: pornography/adult material, hate or violence-oriented, suggest racial intolerance, advocate against any individual or group, have insulting, obscene, degrading tone, or contain
MUST NOT contain any content that is a violation of any law, be considered defamatory, libelous, or infringes on the legal rights of others.
How to submit your Article
Submit your article through the Support Page.
- Nature of Issue: Other
- Subject: Article
- Name of sponsor offer: Article
You can paste it into the form or attach as a text file (.txt format only).
General Terms and Conditions:
Articles not accepted or
used will not be returned nor any Bonus paid.
By submitting the article
you agree to pass on exclusive copyright
ownershipt to NoPayPOKER
We reserve the right to refuse any article but will try to explain exactly why so that you can try again (we're not like some big corporate website who refuse to accept something and won't say why)
The editors decision is final. EO&E.
Article contest Rules
- The contest is run on a
monthly calendar month basis.
- The winner will be
chosen by the end of the first week of the
- The winner decision is
chosen by NoPayPOKER and the decision is final.
- No correspondence will
be entered into (unless we feel like it!)
- No Purchase Required.
This offer is repeatable.
- Each accepted article will earn you $100 FreeD and be entered into the monthly $1000 FreeD Best article contest.