Me: Been writing here for a while and would love to introduce another voice or two to the interwebs…
You: A reader of this site who has a lot to say about religion/atheism/babies/etc, knows how to say it effectively, and would like to become a contributor on this site.
What’s in it for you?
The change to write for a large readership of awesome people.
Plenty of flexibility in what you talk about.
Money. Nothing crazy, but you would get paid. (Trust me, you don’t want to do this for the money. It won’t be worth it. But if you have a lot to say and think getting paid would just be a cool bonus, fantastic. In fact if you ask me about the money at all, I’m going to delete your email automatically.)
Who am I looking for?
Honestly, it’d be great to have a female voice on the site… or a student… or an expert in the law, or politics, or medicine, or the “atheist community at large”… or voices we don’t normally hear from in the blogosphere. But I’m more interested in how you write and what interests you than trying to fill a particular demographic. (Maybe that means I ask more than one of you to join.) So don’t let the beginning of this paragraph scare you away.
I’m also looking for people who can contribute on a regular basis. (I don’t know if that’s once a day or twice a week or something else… we can play it by ear.)
What do I need?
If you’re interested, send me an email letting me know why you’d like to be a contributor. Please include the following:
- Your real name. (If you use a pseudonym online, this is probably not the blog for you.)
- Samples of your writing. Whatever that means. Be creative. (If you have a blog already, terrific! If you’re sending me your 4-page philosophical essay on the Cosmological argument, then you never read this site, do you…?)
- A list of some topics that you think you’d enjoy writing about. (Preferably things that warrant a serious conversation.)
- Anything else that would be helpful to know about you.
I don’t need a resume. I just need to feel comfortable with you and have the knowledge that we’d probably work well together.
I have no idea how many people will respond to this… but if I don’t get back in touch with you, please don’t take it the wrong way! I’m hoping to figure this out sometime soon, so please get in touch by November 5th.