We Want You to Write About Food

So you want to be a restaurant critic?
So you want to be a restaurant critic?
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Do you obsess over food nonstop? Do you line up at the door of the newest restaurants in town or know about all sorts of hidden gems that never get covered, or have a particular fondness for Belgian Farmhouse Ales that you wish you could share with others?

If so, we want to hear from you. That's right, the Houston Press is looking for freelancers to contribute stories both big and small about all things food and drink in the Bayou City. Whether you're a hospitality industry vet or an up-and-coming writer, so long as you have a functioning command of the written word and a propensity to eat your heart out 24/7, this could be your lucky day.

Folks interested in applying should already have a sufficient knowledge of Houston's current restaurant industry news and food trends, and the feeling that they could add valuable coverage to our already diverse roster of food contributors.

We are especially interested in beer and spirits writers, voices that can carry quality restaurant reviews, and people living in areas of Houston that don't always get covered so much. A good sense of humor is also strongly suggested, and if you also happen to take quality photos, that is a major plus. An ability to interview other people also gets you bonus points.

Interested? Send in 3-5 samples of your work or links to work (not just links to your website, though) to gwendolyn.knapp@houstonpress.com. Also include story pitches that you'd like to see on Eating Our Words, and what your area of expertise or interest is, along with why you'd like to write for the Press.

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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