The site is not user friendly. After some digging in the forums, I found out that you have to write the article first, then when it is accepted, you contact the requester. When you click on the request, there is a link to send a message.
Rainbowmoon - I had NO idea who/what the House of Dereon was - LOL. I googled it and figured I could write 300 - 400 words about it. I really wanted to try for the carbonite fishing pole article. But, I know nothing about fishing, much less carbonite fishing poles and they want at least 1,500 words on that. They must be pretty fantastic fishing poles to require a 1,500 word article - lol. There is no way I can google my way through that one and make it sound like I know what I'm talking about.