Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dante's Heart: Seeking Guest Columnists

Dear readers,

In case any of you would like the chance to join our crazy parliament of owls here at Dante's Heart, we are looking for a few guest columnists to join us here on the blog.

(This charming portrait, which might be a glamour shot of our editors, is the work of Puddle, a dollmaker and poet in West Virginia.)

Here's a quick advert with some of the details:


Dante’s Heart: A Journal of Myth, Fairytale, Folklore, and Fantasy is an online venue dedicated to connecting readers, writers, and artists doing creative work in those areas. Dante’s Heart includes an online literary arts journal (www.dantesheart.com), a blog, and a biweekly e-newsletter.

We are looking for excellent freelance writers who are interested in joining a small team of volunteer columnists for the Dante’s Heart blog. You are welcome to join a current column (such as “Wonder in Today’s News”) or to suggest a new one. We hope to find great writers who find the prospect of connecting our readers with what is current and intriguing and beautiful in myth, fairy tales, folklore, and fantasy...irresistable. This is not a for-pay position, as Dante’s Heart is not a company nor do we make any revenue. But this would look hot on your CV or resume, and we hope you will join us as we continue to develop a beautiful venue.

Columnists will be expected to blog 1-2 times per week, and blog posts will be brief but substantive: such as reviews, news, or quick, reflective essays. Topics can be controversial but the tone should never be contentious. The goal of the blog is to inform readers about what is happening in the field, introducing them to the work of new artists and writers or to new ideas...or simply featuring and sharing something beautiful.

Please review our website and our current offerings before applying, and acquaint yourself with what our venue is all about.

To apply, send a sample blog post with a CV or resume and a brief statement of why you would like to work with Dante’s Heart to:


If we are interested, our senior editor will contact you to learn more about you and go from there. We hope you’ll join us!

Wishing you the best,

Daniel Fusch
Editor, Dante’s Heart

...And there it is! We hope to connect with more of you this way, and to expand our blog to be more varied, colorful, frequent, and desperately addictive. Drop us a note if you're interested! And we hope you enjoy our blog.

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