Write About Beer, Barbecue and Other Texas Delicacies for the Dallas Observer

If you have a pillow case made from this photo, you might be our new barbecue writer.
If you have a pillow case made from this photo, you might be our new barbecue writer.
Catherine Downes

The Observer needs freelance writers to cover beer, barbecue and maybe other areas of culinary interest. Think you might be up for it? Read on, and read carefully.

Beer A new brewery is born every 14 seconds in Dallas, and some of them are even good. We need someone who drinks a lot of beer, has a thorough understanding of what makes good beer good, and can write. If you think this is you, send an email to cityofate@gmail.com telling me, in a few hundred words, the story of the last time you drank beer. Include some description of the beer and its deliciousness or lack thereof. Write only "Beer" in the subject line, and attach a resume and at least one writing sample (published or not) that further demonstrates your ability to think and write critically about beer, other liquids, or life in general. Emails without all of the above will not be responded to.

Our beer writer will contribute one or two posts a week in exchange for modest, bloggy pay and the ability to expense overpriced stouts.

Barbecue It ain't Central Texas, but DFW is quickly improving its ability to serve barbecue that doesn't make Daniel Vaughn purge in the parking lot. We need someone to go on semi-regular quests in search of the area's best, worst and weirdest barbecue experiences -- sort of like this, but less British.

Think this may be you? Send an email to cityofate@gmail.com telling me, in a few hundred words, the story of the last time you ate barbecue. Write only "Barbecue" in the subject line, and attach a resume and at least one writing sample (published or not) that further demonstrates your ability to think and write critically about barbecue, other animal parts, or life in general. Emails without all of the above will not be responded to.

Our barbecue writer will contribute two to four posts a month in exchange for modest, bloggy pay and the ability to expense brisket.

Other stuff Maybe you fancy yourself a quasi-expert in some other area of interest: noodles, wine, the service industry, whatever. Read the above descriptions and follow the directions, replacing the words beer or barbecue with whatever you want to write about.

Want to write for us but not about food or booze? Read this guide to contributing to the Dallas Observer and send us some pitches.


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