I’m Commissioning Longform Articles About the Atheism World

It’s a new year and I’m trying to experiment with a few things on this site.

As I began doing last year, I have an open call for guest posts and for those interested in becoming a regular contributor to the site. I get a lot of emails about these things and I try my best to respond to everyone. You can learn more about both opportunities here.

What I’m even more excited about is the opportunity to commission/edit #longform pieces related to the atheist movement. Think Atlantic-or-New Yorker-style articles. Several thousand words. Not quite book-length, but much longer than your typical long blog post. Very-in-depth profiles of figures, events, or ideas in our movement.

Specifically, for this project, I’m looking for freelance journalists or students who can write very well. If you’re familiar with our movement, even better. I have a couple of topics already floating around in my mind and I just need to find the right people to write them. I’m also open to ideas you might have, stories you’d like to read about, and people you think might be perfect for this opportunity. If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass this post along to them. (Any of the longform writers would get paid fairly well for their work.)

Again, all the information is here. If you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them below!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

    well, for right now at least, i have the time. i just posted a PUAC post at firedoglake this morning. it was quite long, and popular, if i may say. you’ve got my email. give me a topic. also: please pass on my email to that nice young african american woman who recently posted about af-am atheism. she said she wanted to chat more about stuff and i would enjoy that.

    blogging is a burden, and you’ve pulled your load and toted this bale for a long time on your own, Hemant. there are many ways to relieve the weight, and give yourself a break. i know all about this, having been a blogger and blog commenter and blog substitute and front pager and all the rest of it for over a decade (!).

    DO NOT feel guilty or ashamed about lightening your schedule, and enjoy the fact that as one of the A-listers (and in our world, you are) you have the fortune of a rich, dedicated, intelligent community of fans from whom you may call upon at any time to help out. we will. we love you, and we’re so grateful for all you’ve given us. we may not pay your bills like your day job, but we will help you spread the message your kids in the club and you here at the blog and at the WaPo desire to spread more widely. even if you do get an F in Billboard Logic 101. /scampers

    call me a silly red-diaper baby, but i still believe in collectivism/community based productivity. i’ve seen it work on blogs for a long time now.

  • Andrew L

    I would like to see someone delve into the demographics and related issues in depth and evaluate whether atheism has passed a tipping point in the United States.


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