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Call for Outdoor Writers -
Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Feb 6, 2009

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Spadout (one of Mountain Project's primary sponsors) is on the prowl for creative gearheads who know how to write. We have several openings for experienced writers with solid knowledge in one or more outdoor-related sports we cater to. This is a potential long-term opportunity to get paid for writing about your passion for sports-adventures and the associated gear. We want to build a strong and long-lasting team that cares about developing and contributing to the outdoor community as much as we do. $150 per published article (500-700 words).

For more information, check out our Writer's Guidelines or contact the Editor In Chief at leah[at]spadout[dot]com.

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By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Feb 7, 2009
So are you just looking for someone to write gear reviews?
Or are you looking for more? Perhaps someone who can write stories of adventure as well? Just curious.
By Kelly Cordes
Feb 7, 2009
Though I'm no Bill Shakespeare, here's some unsolicited advice for landing writing jobs:

1. Click the "for more information" link in the ad. It shows ambition, if only a tiny bit. Your questions are answered there.

2. Notice the bottom line on their Writer's Guidelines page. Not trying to be a dick here, I know it's just the Internet, but this is sincere advice since you've signed your name to a post in which you sound interested in applying for some writing work: It's "stories" not "story's."

By phil broscovak
Feb 7, 2009
Boss Magillicuty rides agin. Oops that's again.
By Vince MacMillan
From: Dolores, CO
Feb 8, 2009
"Not trying to be a dick. . . ."
Here's to success without trying! Any pointers on how to use ellipses at the end of a quotation will be much appreciated.
By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Feb 10, 2009
Obviously I'm nowhere near qualified, I was just curious if it was even worth looking into as I like to write about my adventures. Guess not, no loss.
By Shell
Feb 16, 2009
Just so you all are aware of the freelance journalism world (in which you, with the exception of Kelly, are not even close to being initiated into):

There are journalism (AP) grammar rules and there is layman grammar.
Quotations are rather subjective.
And you all are being dicks about a very correct editorial critique of Jason's quote.
I've had editors rip me a new one--10-times worse than Kelly's comments.

So, grow some balls and don't take it personal.
If you want to write, take the advice, learn from it and move on. This wasn't even close to a burn.
If you don't really want to write, then leave the editor's desk open for the real writers' queries.
By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Feb 16, 2009
How 'bout if you grow some balls, shell-boy, and use your real name when you're calling people dicks.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 16, 2009
Shell wrote:
So, grow some balls and don't take it personal.

Shouldn't that be "Don't take it personally"?
By Buff Johnson
Feb 16, 2009
I learnt to stop ends my sentencing with propositions.

I was thinking about submitting my first lunar big wall I did with Aldrin. But, he had to bolt a crack, so it would be against my ethics. Then, there's the whole ozone hole issue. Maybe worthy of a grant study?? postholing through the ozone on approach to the lunar nose; or maybe base-ing cats onto the sea of tranquility (another of Aldrin's -- testing glide angle with persians)?
By Brandi MacKenzie
Feb 17, 2009

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