Today I Found Out

is looking for a

Interesting fact bloggers

Category: Blog Networks

Description

Are you a freelance writer who loves learning interesting facts and has a knack for research?

Do you want to have something you wrote on a site read by around 1 million people per month?

If you answered yes to these questions, read on.

TodayIFoundOut.com is looking for 1-3 new featured writers to research and write articles on a myriad of topics.

Examples of the types of posts you'd be doing are things like:

-Where the Words "Geek" and "Nerd" Come From
-Abraham Lincoln Created the Secret Service the Day He was Assassinated
-How Deaf People Think
-Why a Baker's Dozen is 13 Instead of 12
-The 17 Year Old Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Back to Back
-What Makes Peppers Taste Hot and Mint Cold
-Carrots Used to Be Purple Before the 17th Century
-The 12 Best Ways to Remove Stripped Screws
-The Origin of the Word "Soccer"
-The Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism

Posts on TodayIFoundOut need to be well researched and well written. We strive to make sure we never publish anything that isn't factual, unlike most other "fact" based sites out there.

Please spend a little time surfing around on http://www.todayifoundout.com to see the types of posts we do and the styles of articles we're looking for.

How to apply

If after looking around on TodayIFoundOut.com, you think you'd be a good fit for writing for us and are still interested, please email us at submissions@todayifoundout.com with the subject line "Writing Application"

In the email, please tell us:

-Your name
-A brief rundown of your writing/researching experience
-At least one sample of your writing (up to 5 samples can be sent)
-ballpark amount you think you'd charge per article for the types of posts you see on Today I Found Out. Keeping in mind that we typically look for between 1000-1500-ish words per article; in all likelihood on each article you'll need to do research before writing; and topics themselves will typically be given to you to research and write on, rather than you needing to come up with them.
-You can also send us any other information you think is relevant.

We'll look over all the applications over the next couple weeks and create a shortlist of the best. Those shortlisted applicants will be contacted and asked to do a trial article (you will be paid for this post).

The purpose of this trial post is both to see how you do on it and also for you to get a better idea of the process of doing an article for Today I Found Out, so you can see if you'd like to write further articles for us.

From the shortlisted candidates, 1-3 will be chosen to start regularly writing articles for Today I Found Out.

Payment will be per article. Both the number of articles per month and amount paid per article will be negotiated once you're selected.

Posted on: 01/28