Ever Wanted to Write About the Arts or Pop Culture?

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Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The Houston Press is looking to add to its freelancers ranks with writers who know something about the arts and pop culture scene in Houston and, in some cases, the larger world.

We are looking to expand our collection of hard-working writers for this blog dedicated to a range of topics: from pop culture of all sorts to assessments of the visual and performing arts. Opera, photography, comics and commercials -- we look at them all.

The basics: You need to know what you're talking about and you need to write following the rules of grammar and with a certain amount of cleverness.

You hit your marks AKA make your deadlines.

You can come up with story ideas on your own and are also not adverse to following directions. In regards to the later, here's your first set:

Send 3-5 samples of your work (links are fine but do not say 'Check out my entire website) to margaret.downing@houstonpress.com. Include two story pitches suitable for the Art Attack blog. And a brief cover letter explaining why you'd want to write for us.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

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