Paper looking for contributing columnists to join writing pool

The Hinsdalean is looking for residents who are interested in joining its pool of community columnists.

Community columnists write once every seven or eight weeks during the school year over a period of two years. To apply, interested residents should email a sample column of 450 words along with ideas for three additional columns to [email protected] by July 17. The ideas don’t need to be extremely detailed, but they are a factor in the selection process.

Please include a name, address and cell number in the email. A very brief biography and a couple of sentences on what prompted the application also would be appreciated.

One of the open positions is reserved for a student writer, ideally a high school senior. (Moms and dads of talented writers, please encourage them to apply.)

Individuals seeking to publicize a business, nonprofit organization, political agenda or other cause need not apply. Nor should those wanting to write solely on a particular topic, like gardening or music. Elected officials and employees of public bodies are not eligible.

Questions? Send an email to editor Pam Lannom at [email protected].