For the last year, the Mushroom Channel has hosted posts from some truly incredible contributors. Kath from Kath Eats Real Food, Jenna from Eat Live Run, Susie from We Are Not Martha, Rachel from A Southern Fairytale, and Luisa from The Wednesday Chef just to put names to a few of the words that have graced these pages with delicious recipes and photos. We’re now looking to expand that program significantly.
Several of you have asked how you could become featured contributors to the Channel and we’re excited to announce that we’re opening up 10 contributing spots in April.
These are paid positions. Consider the Mushroom Channel as the perfect outlet for all of your marvelous mushroom discoveries. We’re also interested in sending traffic your way from our various sites. All of your posts will feature a short bio that links back to your personal blog and your post will be linked to via both the Mushroom Channel’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
We’re looking for food bloggers with an eye for photos and a healthy level of curiosity. Posts could range from a great new mushroom recipe of your own to an old family favorite or even a profile of a restaurant dish. Creativity is encouraged and the editorial staff at The Mushroom Channel is more than happy to work with you if you’ve got grander ideas. Compensation details are readily available, just send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond promptly.
How It Works:
1) Submit a sample post with a photo and mushroom recipe to email@example.com. Tell us a little bit about yourself in your email and please include a link to your blog. Posts tend to be 250-300 words if you need a frame of reference and it’s okay if the recipe is something you’ve posted in the past. Deadline for submission is April 6, 2010.
2) When we go through the entries, we’ll be looking for the following in all contributors:
- Someone who knows how to engage an audience
- Posts at least weekly on their personal blogs
- Past mushroom content (Every other post doesn’t need to be about mushrooms, we just want to know that our contributors are fans.)
- Clear, illustrative photos
- A unique voice
We’ll be looking for a few of these among individual contributors:
- Health backgrounds (RD in particular)
- Parents with advice on healthy meals kids love
- Frugal-minded fresh mushroom lovers
3) Selections will be made by Friday, April 16th and announced on the Channel. From there a member of the Mushroom Editorial staff will be in touch to sort through compensation and assign deadlines for your four posts in the next eight months.