The amount of mail we get has always been insane, so getting a question asked on the Mail Bag segment of Movie Talk, or on the Mail Bag show itself, has been challenging to say the least. Is there any way to guarantee you’ll get your question/topic asked on one of the shows? No. However, there are some things you can do to give yourself a better chance. Here are some pointers:
- Keep your email SHORT. Nothing makes us close an email faster than when we open it up and see someone has written a short novel. Seriously, instant delete. Think of it this way, if you can fit your question into a tweet you’re on the right path. It doesn’t HAVE to be that short, but that should be your target.
- Don’t ask something Star Wars or Comic-Book movie related. We obviously take Star Wars and Comic-Book movie questions, but about 80% of the questions we get are about those which leaves us scrambling a bit to find other questions too. So if you submit a question about something else, you’re only competing with 20% of the other questions instead of competing against the 80%. Much better chances.
- Don’t ask something that would give away a spoiler either in the question itself or in the answer. We pass on those instantly.
- Don’t ask about something really obscure. If you ask a question about a movie or property most people haven’t heard of, it’s unlikely we’ll answer it since it would immediately leave out most of our audience.
- Never ask a question that includes us making a list. I.E. “What’s your top 7…”
Again, following these guidelines won’t guarantee you get your email read, but it does give you a fighting chance. Hope this was helpful! And remember, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org