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Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

The Dallas Observer is always looking for talented freelance writers, photographers, videographers and other content creators to contribute to our newspaper, web site and four blogs, Unfair Park (news), DC-9 at Night (music and nightlife), City of Ate (food and restaurants), and Mixmaster (arts and culture).

Prospective contributors should send some time on our site before reaching out. Find out what you like and what you don't, what we need and what we don't. Then send me an email introducing yourself, and include some samples (published or not) and a specific story idea -- not a recurring column or a general area you want to write in, but a one specific story you want to tell.

You should hear back from us within a few days. If you don't, bug us. It could be that we're busy, or just didn't have the chutzpah to tell you you're not very good. We'll try to suck it up the second time around.

Thanks. If you have any questions, shout.

Joe Tone, editor

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.