Do You Have What It Takes To Write For LitReactor?! — UPDATED x 2
UPDATE: Geez, you're an excitable bunch. We're moving the deadline up because we've been flooded with applications. So you have until this Friday, June 14, at 12 PM EST. We won't accept any more application after that. Good luck!
UPDATE 2: We are closed. Thanks to everyone who applied—we're still reading through submissions (we got a ton), and if we're interested, you'll hear from us by the end of this week (so, June 21).
Do you have what it takes to be a LitReactor columnist?
Think hard before you answer. Our recruitment process is vigorous, and includes a drinking test, feats of strength, and a six-day survival challenge, in which you'll be abandoned in the Australian outback with a dull knife and a can of Diet Coke.
Well, okay, that's not really true. But, we are looking for new columnists! New voices who are interested in exploring the world of books and literature and writing. We've been at this for more than a year now, so you must have a pretty good idea of who we are and what we do—we want you to help us make it better. To write stuff that appeals to our audience and open us up to new readers.
Best of all, it's a paying gig.
Here are the requirements:
- You must be awesome. The non-awesome need not apply. And you need to tell us why you're awesome, in 300 words or less (no kidding—we're going to count them). If there's a genre that's in your wheelhouse, consider it a specialty. These 300 words will be your mission statement—make them count. We don't care where you went to school. We don't need to see a full resume. This isn't an investment firm.
- You need writing samples. We're less interested in seeing what you've written on your personal blog, Tumblr, or Facebook, and more interested in seeing what you've written for other sites/magazines. Include links to your best pieces. Up to five (5).
- You need to have good ideas. Include two (2) column pitches. We're looking for new, interesting, exciting stuff. What does that mean? You tell us. We want people with attitude, personality, and a voice. Check out a list of some of our features here. Don't be afraid of new ideas. (And if you pitch us things we've already covered at length, we're going to hold it against you.)
- No email attachments. None. Nada. Zip. For real.
E-mail all of this stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be accepting applications through next Friday (June 21). Get crackin'. Got questions? Ask 'em in the comments.
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