Culture Magazine 2008 

 The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Tinsley Advertising and the Cultural Umbrella of the Florida Keys & Key West are issuing a call for writers interested in producing articles for the Culture 2008 magazine.  We will contract with two Florida Keys writers at a freelance fee of $1,000 each.  The fee will cover research, writing related photography and necessary revising of an article of approximately 1,500 words.  Articles assigned will be factual, informational and primarily designed to introduce area visitors to the art, culture and/or heritage of The Florida Keys.

The Culture 2008 magazine, an annual publication is a freestanding magazine distributed to art galleries and chambers of commerce throughout the Keys.  It is also inserted into the In-room Concierge in over 3,000 guestrooms within the Keys reaching over 400,000 visitors annually.  The publication includes information on the Keys' performing, literary and visual arts as well as a calendar of events and advertisements promoting specific galleries within the Keys.

Writers should select topics from the following areas:
Performing Arts: highlighting new venues such as the Islamorada Amphitheatre and notable productions involving famous names within all of the Keys (Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West).

Forts and State Parks: highlighting Forts and State Parks within all of the Keys.  For example, Bahia Honda State Park, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Indian Key State Historic Site and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Fort Jefferson.

Interested writers should send a query letter that proposes a topic and
discusses the tone, approach and scope of coverage planned. 
The following additional materials should be attached:

1. Sample copies of clips from a maximum of four published works
2. List of your published works including date, type of media and name of publication.
3. A biography of 150 words or less including how you are qualified to write on this topic.

Deadline for submission is March 23, 2007.

Send to:
Florida Keys Council of the Arts
1100 Simonton St.
Key West, FL  33040
Phone 305-295-4369  Fax 305 295 4372

Submissions will NOT be returned. 
January 29, 2007


Monica Haskell
Florida Keys Council of the Arts