Deadline extended for writers who want to be columnists

The Hinsdalean is looking for residents who are interested in joining its pool of community columnists and has extended the application deadline to Thursday, Aug. 3.

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 the deadline. 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 free publicity for a business, nonprofit organization, political agenda or other cause need not apply. Nor should writers who want to pen every column on a particular topic, like gardening or music. The paper will not run columns by elected officials or employees of public bodies, either.

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