The echo to Writers Wanted was is phenomenal. 22 applications poured in so far, and they still keep coming. I quickly looked over them. Some are good, real good. Some are real funny. Some are funny, even if they are not trying to be funny. YOU will decide who makes the grade.
The submissions not only say a lot about the writing style, they also say a little about the working style. Writers Wanted laid out what we would like to see in a submission. If you are a really super-hot stuntman of a writer, you can break all the rules and just blow them away with your wit. If you are more a Toyota-style of a writer, you check all boxes and convince them with your professionalism and your attention to detail. The absolutely best of course is a super-heated writer genius that also checks all boxes – a very rare occasion, but it happens. Their road to riches is wide open. Never in journalism – ad agencies look for that type, and if he is mean-spirited enough, he can become an ad executive. Ask me how I know.
It is not only that many people like you, the readers, want to write for TTAC – thank you. You, the readers will also decide who will finally write for TTAC. It is in your hands, B&B, choose carefully.
Beginning tomorrow and running throughout TTAC’s Future Writers Week, we will give you anonymized short samples of each writer, and an opportunity to vote. The top votes will become TTAC writers. (If they still want after this ordeal.) Even if one is not chosen by TTAC’s B&B, there still is as chance to make the grade. TTAC’s Editors will choose their own Editors’ Choice.
Asking friends, families, or Twitter and Facebook friends to stuff the ballot boxes on your behalf of course is strictly verboten, and will result in instant disqualification if we find out. But then, getting away with it is one of the ingredients of a good journalist.