Columbia River Reader at CRReader.com is trying something new: We invite you to join our “conversation” online. If you love The Reader and the Columbia River region and want to share your experiences and impressions, then this is for you. We're on the lookout for new contributors and will pick up to four respondents at a time -- one for each section -- to write for us on a short-term basis.
Apply to write for us
To apply in any the categories — Out & About, Arts & Entertainment, Home & Garden, or Food & Drinks — simply sign on with your favorite social media account (Facebook, AOL, Hotmail, Twitter, Gmail, Open ID, Yahoo), then in a comment tell us in 200 words or less why you want to write for us and why we should pick you, giving us a little taste of your style in the process. Once you create your comment you can use the social sharing tools next to your comment to push it out to Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, etc., and get your family and friends to vote for you. The more votes you get, the better your chances of being selected. Be sure to “Like” this post to Facebook, too.
Meanwhile, send a sample column of 300 words or less to publisher@CRReader.com. That, along with your votes, will influence the judges as they make their selections.
RULES: Each columnist selected will be assigned a regular time to post, following our Guidelines for Writing and Posting. Changes and Posts to the site will be monitored. CRR reserves the right to edit for length, punctuation and grammar; to add notes for clarification of writers' identities, interests and perspectives or to refer readers to related articles, and to ensure style and content are consistent with CRR’s philosophy and purpose: Helping people discover and enjoy the good life around the Columbia River region at home and on the road.
Do you know someone who would like to write for us?
Use the social sharing tools at the bottom of the page to share this article with anyone who wants to be part of the online conversation or might be interested in voting for their favorite would-be writers.
Q. Why do I have to sign on?
A. Columbia River Reader is using its new website to enrich the community, which is made up of real people, so we use your existing social media accounts in a new process called “Social Sign On.” It saves you from having to create another user name and password on the website and makes things easier for us, too.
Q. I already blog. Why would I want to write for CRReader.com?
A. Blogging can be great but it's a lot of work and building a following is hard. We already have readers and, if selected to write for us, you'll no longer have to worry about writing to an “empty room.” The conversation you lead will be important to the community and we'll make sure it's well promoted.
Click any (or all) of the links above, sign in, and post your entry/comment or vote for whomever you'd like to see write regularly for CRReader.com.