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Andrew Bottomley
Peter Bottomley

Andrew Bottomley

Diana Willis Bottomley

John Beers

John Vogel

Nick Dean

Peter Bottomley

Alec Ferrell

Dave Clifford
Grant Purdum
Reed Jackson (Too Many Notes)
Toby Rogers

John Beers
John Book
Rob Browning
Dave Cantor
Dave Clifford
Nick Dean
Steve Five
Jeremiah Griffey
Michael Grigelevich
Brian Heater
Andrew Ionas
Reed Jackson
Andrew Jones
Joseph Martin
Nick Margiasso
David Nadelle
Toby Rogers
Matthew Siblo
Doug Simpson
Michael Snyder
Robert Stribley
Jared Thiele
Ben Vendetta
John Vogel
Kelsey Whipple
Devon Williams


If you are interested in contributing to Skyscraper as a writer, photographer, or intern, please feel free to email us at skyscraperzine <at> The following positions are currently being sought:

Freelance Writers

Skyscraper Magazine is currently seeking freelance writers to contribute music, film, and/or book reviews and features. There are multiple positions available. Candidates need not cover all three of these subjects, however the ability to write about multiple types of media is a major plus. Moreover, although music reviewers are highly desired, preference will be given to candidates interested in contributing to the following sections:

  • Music features (articles, artist interviews, retrospectives)
  • Fictional/narrative and documentary feature film reviews
  • Film and video features (director/producer/actor interviews, et al)
  • Nonfiction book reviews (music, film, biography, cultural studies, et al)

For all sections, candidates must have a deep knowledge of the medium(s) in question, with a particular interest in independent and emerging artists. In addition, candidates need to have strong writing skills and an engaging voice, as well as excellent research skills, an attention to detail, and an intimate familiarity with Skyscraper and the artists and subjects we cover. Experience with WordPress or similar blog publishing software is helpful but not required.

Freelance writers are expected to contribute a minimum of one 600-800 word review per week and one article, interview, or other longer piece of writing every 3-4 weeks, thus requiring a commitment of approximately 5-10 hours per week. This is an unpaid position. Therefore, ideal candidates are likely to be students and other writers looking to acquire experience and build up a résumé, as well as individuals simply looking to apply their knowledge and write about the music, films, and books they enjoy as a hobby.

If interested, please email skyscraperzine <at> with the following:

  • Writing samples of your 3 or 4 best pieces – please send reviews, features, or blog posts, but no show previews or news items (links or email text only, no attachments)
  • Lists of your 10 favorite bands/albums of 2010 and your 10 favorite bands of all time
  • A brief statement of interest, including a little about yourself and where you are located

We won’t be able to respond to individual submissions, but if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch.

Editorial Interns

Skyscraper Magazine seeks editorial interns to work in our Madison, Wisconsin, office. The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in the Madison area and will be available 10-15 hours per week during the spring semester beginning in mid-January 2011. This is an unpaid position; academic credit can be given to students who qualify through their department or college.

Tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting the editorial staff in copy-editing and fact-checking, transcribing interviews, social media marketing, and data entry and other administrative duties. Qualified candidates must have excellent research skills and attention to detail, as well as a familiarity with the artists and subjects we cover. Applicants interested in writing reviews and features may also be given an opportunity to contribute content to the site, however such an interest is not necessary nor is there any guarantee that your work will be published. Web development and/or graphic design skills are a major plus, as is having your own laptop, although none are required.

Please submit a résumé and brief statement of interest in an email (no attachments, please) to andrew <at> with the subject line “SKYSCRAPER EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP SPRING 2011” by Sunday, January 23.