CBLDF Looking for Writers to Contribute to Website

November 29, 2011
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In our ongoing mission to protect the creators, retailers, publishers, and collectors of comic books and to promote the awareness of First Amendment issues, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is looking for additional contributors to its website.

Whether you’re a journalist or a supporter of CBLDF who has excellent writing skills, we need your help to expand the coverage of First Amendment issues in the comics community. Your work will be shared on www.cbldf.org, Facebook, Twitter, and in print publications.

We are looking for writers to cover various topics related to the First Amendment and comics, including (but not limited to) the following:

• censorship of manga
• First Amendment legal issues related to comics
• comics censorship in libraries
• comics censorship in schools
• direct market censorship concerns

A contributor to www.cbldf.org should have excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and self-direction. If specializing in a specific topic, contributors should have extensive knowledge and understanding of the field. Journalism or blogging experience is a plus.

Contributors will be asked to identify and/or generate relevant content for www.cbldf.org on a weekly or semiweekly basis. In doing so, they will need to obtain editorial approval and respond to editorial guidance.

Positions are voluntary. Articles will be seen by visitors to www.cbldf.org and cross-posted on CBLDF’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, ensuring that several thousand people will see articles. Contributors will be able to work from anywhere, set their own schedules, build writing and blogging experience, and boost their resumes. In doing so, contributors will support the important First Amendment work of CBLDF.

To apply, please send your resume and a writing sample to betsy.gomez@cbldf.org.

ABOUT THE COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics artform and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.