So I submitted 4 pitches to Wizards of the Coast for Dungeon/Dragon articles.
Here’s hoping they are interesting and good enough to be considered – it would be a dream come true to write D&D related stuff for WOTC!
Also I had a look at their novel writing guidelines and this tickled me:
‘Avoid the following character archetypes: alchemists, any other author’s signature characters (Drizzt, Elminster, and so on), anyone who fights with two swords, apprentice/inexperienced wizards, drow of any kind for any reason, even in “cameos,” dwarves or gnomes for comedic effect, sorcerers, Asian/Oriental Adventures/Kara-Turan characters. Note: If you use one of the “iconic” characters that have game stats in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, they cannot be killed or permanently altered.
Basically saying idiot dwarves / gnomes, ANY DROW EVER, Bilbo-style dropped in it, dual wielders and famous characters are off limits.
It reminds me of this guy from Order of the Stick: