As my private lessons empire grows to gargantuan heights, I find that getting in time to write—and to write well—is increasingly scarce. I’m more than willing to pull some late nights slamming out blog posts, but I’m not afraid to ask for help. Indeed, that’s what I’m doing today.
I already have two excellent contributors: Ponty and Audre. Ponty contributes fairly regularly, especially as we’ve been rattling off our lists of the worst and best films; he also pitches in some occasional video game reviews and some photography from time to time. Audre will pretty much write whenever I ask her to do so, but she has her own blog and is a regular contributor to Nebraska Energy Observer, so I don’t want to lean on her too much (although she knows she is welcome to submit to this blog any time, on any topic).
Of course, Son of Sonnet (now going by his real name, Michael Gettinger) submits poetry when I commission a piece, but his work commitments are making it more difficult for him to focus on his craft. That’s unfortunate, but he always has a home here.
I’m looking for posts on virtually any topic—politics, religion, culture, art, music, movies, books, slice-of-life, human interest, history, opinion, etc. This blog is mostly non-fiction and the occasional poem, but I’m open to publishing short works of fiction, especially as we enter the spooky season.
At this time, the blog doesn’t generate enough income for me to pay for contributions, but I will gift any contributor an entry-level subscription to my SubscribeStar page (assuming I can figure out how to do that). I may offer a small “bonus” of $5 each month (paid via Venmo) for the contributor with the most views.
So, in other words, the compensation isn’t the greatest. But, hey, if I’m not making any money, then can you really complain? And I’m actually a pretty good writer—ding!
But if you’re looking to get your work out there and need an outlet, I’m happy to work with you to make that happen.
My guidelines are fairly simple:
- Submit proofread pieces in *.doc or *.docx format, or in the body of an e-mail
- Include a title, as well as any formatting notes
- Make sure hyperlinks to referenced websites are working properly (and preferably are already embedded in your text)
- Again, proofread before submission; it saves me a great deal of time
- Posts should be around 600 words, minimum, but may be longer; exceptionally long posts might be split into two parts
Also, this blog is a conservative one, and while I don’t mind hearing from other perspectives, I’m inclined to accept only pieces coming from a broadly Christian conservative or traditionalist worldview. Of course, video game and film reviews are a different matter (usually), but I’m not looking to give progressives another outlet. Y’all have plenty of those already, and I’d rather not amplify wickedness any more than necessary.
That said, weird stuff is always appreciated. It’s up to you to figure out what that means.