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Post-Crescent seeks Community Columnist applicants

5:13 PM, Nov. 16, 2012  |  Comments

The mission of the Community pages of The Post-Crescent is to provide a forum for Fox Cities residents to voice their opinions.

Nine years ago, we took a major step in that mission by forming a panel of Community Columnists. Thanks to the great group of writers we've had in that time, the Community Columnists have been a big success, based on the response we've received from readers.

Now, we're looking to add to the panel of columnists for 2013. Each person will write five columns, once about every two months.

Our goal is to put together a group of local residents who will provide a broad background of life experiences and perspectives. They'll write about topics of their choosing, but we prefer they bring a local perspective to an issue.

We're looking for columnists who are engaging writers on compelling topics. There's no pay involved, but it's a great opportunity to have your voice heard.

If you're interested, send us a letter of application that tells us something about yourself and why you'd like to participate. We'd also like you to send us two sample columns, each between 600 and 800 words.

We'll be taking applications and sample columns through Nov. 25. You can send yours to Larry Gallup, The Post-Crescent, P.O. Box 59, Appleton, WI 54912, or you can email it to lgallup@postcrescent.com. If you have questions, call 920-993-1000, ext. 375.

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