The Court Street Literary Collective Wants Writers

The Court Street Literary Collective is looking for writers interested in contributing regular original content to the site.

CSLC strives to be a venue for thoughtful discussions of language, whether it’s literature, art, music, philosophy, film, or television. However, we don’t trade in polemics for the sake of polemics, dogma, intolerance, or intellectual laziness. There are plenty of other places on the Internet where those things can be found.

Some of the kinds of writing we’re looking for:

Pieces about notable trends in literature, art, music, philosophy, film, or television

New releases

Book reviews

Film reviews

Author interviews

Other interesting and engaging articles about literature, art, music, philosophy, film, or television

We’re looking for writers with some verifiable publishing experience. This experience needn’t be extensive, but you should be able to point to some quality writing that you’ve had published in the recent past: newspaper, websites, magazines, etc. Occasionally, we may ask writers to take on articles or interviews, but we mostly depend on our writers to pitch us article ideas within their areas of expertise or interest.

Writers should also be able to meet promised deadlines and be proficient self-editors, with a mastery of spelling, grammar, and punctuation. All articles are subject to editorial assessment prior to publication, of course, and everyone makes mistakes, but it’s always the writer’s responsibility to submit the best quality work.

For now, these writing positions are non-paying, but the site has a growing Internet presence and offers good exposure and publishing experience to its writers: CSLC receives about 6,000 web hits per month, averaging around 200 hits per day. All writers receive bylines for their work and are also encouraged to promote the website (and their pieces) via social media—Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.—thereby increasing the potential audience.

If you’re interested in learning more about these positions, please e-mail with a brief publication resume, copies of or links to published content, and two or three rough ideas of articles you’d like to pitch to us.

To get an idea of the kind of content we regularly feature, visit

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