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Press Release
Contact: Liz Young

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 2013 magazine.

Two Florida Keys writers will be selected and paid a freelance fee of $1,000 each. The fee covers 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 2013 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:

      Drive By Art - highlighting the Public Art and historical monuments throughout Monroe County. Permanent and rotating exhibits may be included as well as showcasing small parks, quirky venues and locations off the beaten path throughout the Keys.

      Voluntourism in the Keys – share this new trend in travel with Culture magazine readers. Beach clean-ups, lion fish derbies, and participation in events for local charities from Key Largo to Key West gives our tourists a reason to visit and to return to the Keys.

Writers should submit 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.

1. 3 samples of previously published articles (must be submitted on 8 ½ x 11 paper and limit to 3).
2. Resume and brief biographical information which includes how you are qualified to write on this topic.
3. List of published works including date, type of media and name of publication

Submit original and 5 copies by Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm to:

Florida Keys Council of the Arts – Elizabeth Young
1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040

Phone: 305-295-4369 email

Submissions will NOT be returned. Selection will be announced after May 1, 2012.