Writing for the Houston Press Arts Website: Here's Your Chance

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Once again we are looking to expand the number of freelancers we have on the Houston Press arts website.

If you've ever wanted to write about the arts -- dance, the symphony, pop culture in Houston and in some cases the larger world -- and you can put together sentences with some amount of cleverness (knowing grammar rules is also a plus) then wer may have a spot for you.

We celebrate the arts and the people who practice them here in all their glory (we just finished our annual Houston Theater Awards) but if something doesn't measure up, we'll say so.

Here's where you come in. Needed are self-starters with knowledge of a particular area or areas who can also take direction and work as a team.

It also helps if you have a wicked sense of humor and probably spent too much time watching TV while you were growing up.

So, if you want to put in an application, here's what you do. Send 3-5 samples of your work (links are fine but do NOT just say 'Check out my entire website) to margaret.downing@houstonpress.com. Include three story pitches suitable for the Art Attack blog. And a brief cover letter explaining why you'd want to write for us. If you've never written anything for a publication, we

Sooner is better than later so if you're interested, we'd like to hear from you well, sooner.

And we'll be back in touch.

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