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Infrequently asked questions

WHY DON'T YOU HAVE A COMMENTS BOX?

We thought long and hard about this and we decided that comment boxes are horrible and that we didn’t want them anywhere near the site. You know how it is. You start out with the best of intentions and before you know it you’re hosting pages and pages of bile and fury from people who really need to switch off their laptops, go for a walk and realise that life can be very beautiful if you’re not always livid about everything.

Besides which, do local newspapers feel obliged to print every letter they receive? No, of course they don’t. They carefully filter out the ones written in green crayon, choose the best ones and produce a letters page of variety and quality.

That’s what we’ll do. What we’ll also hope to do is use our letters page to further the story. If you’ve written about the subject then let us know and maybe we’ll link you up. We like you. You’re nice. It’s the others that scare us.

CAN I SUBMIT AN ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION?
We’ll never accept unsolicited articles, but our ear is always open to ideas. But remember that we’re very strict about two things here at The Set Pieces. Firstly, we’d rather run one excellent article than ten average ones. Secondly, we *always* pay our writers. We don’t pay life changing fees, but we’ll never, ever fob anyone off with wibble about ‘boosting their public profile.’

So while new feature ideas will always be considered, it is likely that most will be rejected on grounds of space, budget, quality or the simple fact that if anyone sends me an email entitled ‘What is Wayne Rooney’s Best Position?’ so help me I will start lashing out at police horses.

If you want to improve your chances of acceptance, have another read of our aims. We want interviews, we want first hand content, we want authority. We want to know that the writer is one of the best people available to write what they’re writing. We will not publish your article on Galatasaray simply because you did well with them on Football Manager.

In short, if you can write the feature without leaving your bedroom, then we probably won’t want it. This rule doesn’t apply for book reviews, we’re quite happy for writers to review books wherever they feel comfortable, but we’re tripping over book reviewers at the moment and we don’t need any more.

I’M FROM A MAJOR NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE AND I’D LIKE TO REPRINT THAT ARTICLE. HOW DO I MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
If you’d like to reproduce content from The Set Pieces, contact iain@thesetpieces to thrash out a deal. If you’d like to simply lift a handful of quotes, then please do so with full acknowledgment and a link. It’s only polite and we’d do our utmost to do the same for you.

All pictures are the property of The Set Pieces unless otherwise stated and we’ll happily discuss terms for syndication on those too.

WHAT A WONDERFUL WEBSITE. I’D LIKE TO ADVERTISE MY PRODUCT ALL OVER IT. HOW DO I MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
If you’d like to advertise on The Set Pieces, get in touch with hello@thesetpieces.com
I HAVE JUST WRITTEN A BOOK/RELEASED A DVD/LAUNCHED AN APP/INVENTED THIS BOARD GAME. WILL YOU REVIEW IT?
If you’ve got a product and you’d like The Set Pieces to review it, email details to hello@thesetpieces.com