FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS
Contact: Liz Young
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 305-295-4369
Call To Writers
The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Tinsley Advertising and the Cultural Umbrella Committee of the Florida Keys & Key West are issuing a call for writers interested in producing articles for the Culture 2012 magazine.
Two Florida Keys writers will be selected and paid a freelance fee of $1,000 each.
The fee will cover research, writing, related photography and any necessary revising (based on recommendations from the committee) of an article of approximately 1,000-1,200 words. Articles assigned will be factual, informational and primarily designed to introduce visitors to the art, culture and history of The Florida Keys.
The Culture 2012 magazine, an annual publication, is a freestanding magazine distributed to art galleries and chambers of commerce throughout the Keys. It is also the insert in the In Room Concierge in over 3,900 guestrooms within the Keys reaching over 500,000 visitors annually. The publication includes information on the Keys’ performing, literary and visual arts as well as a calendar of events and advertisements.
Writers should select topics from the following:
• Literary and Musical Festivals - highlighting such events as the Annual Literary Seminar, Key West Songwriter’s Festival, as well as the abundance of classical and pop music throughout the Florida Keys.
• Film in the Keys - emphasizing films shot in the keys from Key Largo to Key West. Including Key Largo, True Lies and License to Kill as well as other films and venues to see great movies and visiting film stars.
Interested writers should send a cover letter that proposes a title and discusses the tone, approach and scope of the coverage planned for one of the above mentioned topics. Include biographical information which includes how you are qualified to write on this topic.
Samples of previously published articles (limit 4 – must be submitted on 8 ½ x 11 paper).
3. List of published works including date, type of media and name of publication
Submit original and 5 copies by March 21, 2011 to:
Florida Keys Council of the Arts
1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-295-4369 Fax: 305-295-4372
Submissions will NOT be returned. Selection will be announced after April 5, 2011.