Just bumping this post to the top so all our new readers can get a chance to apply! Tell your crafty friends!
Time to invite YOU to be a part of Craft Critique! We are looking for a few new reporters. If you are interested please read on… This call will be OPEN to international Crafters too!
What we are looking for:
Bloggers who have been blogging for at least 6 months.
Crafters of all types; paper, stamps, fabric, yarn, beads, crayons, clay… whatever you are into.
Bonus points for crafters with multiple skills. You don’t need to be on any design teams or be some sort of crafting superstar… but what you WILL need are good English writing skills, the ability to take a decent photo, and an opinion. If you applied before and were not selected… PLEASE re-apply!
This time around we are also REALLY looking for a GUY… at least one crafty man who has multiple crafty skills. Bonus if he is a dad and a “fix it” type. We want to see duct-tape crafts and the group needs some testosterone.
Also one digi scrapper with basic html skills who might also be on board to help us with on occasional digi need here… and write about digital applications and kits.
What is in it for you?
We have a dream here at Craft Critique… and that is to get you some free goods on occasion to review. But since we can not make any promises, and you won’t get paid… you might be asking yourself WHY you would want to participate.
Well, you WILL see increased traffic to your blog, you will meet some new people, and you will be the envy of all your friends. Besides, it’s fun for goodness sakes! If you are a stay at home mom with a career on hold like many of us then consider THIS something to put on your resume!
Email me before March 13th (by midnight CST).
Include your name, location, blog link, links to any online galleries, A little bit about YOU, and and a short article about your favorite or LEAST favorite craft product.
Include photos (attach them to the email please) of projects created with the product you review. Use the posts here on Craft Critique to help guide your article. This should be an article NOT previously published on your blog.
By submitting this article you grant us permission to use the article and accompanying photos on Craft Critique.
Feel free to post any questions here or email me. The new team will be announced on March 20th.
Good luck! I can’t wait to see your application!
Edited to add (2/24):
You’ve been asking some questions about the call… and here are the answers you seek!
Q. What are the requirements if I become a reporter?
A. Our reporters write 1-3 articles per month. This varies depending on the month… we have a “family first” policy here and sometimes our reporters need to take brief leaves of absence which is fine with us… we are pretty laid back as long as communication is in place.
Q. What if I don’t have a blog? Is a website ok?
A. We are really looking for active bloggers… people who regularly post and update their blogs and communicate with the virtual crafty world.
Q. I live outside the US… can I still be a reporter?
A. Yes, but note that we are looking for reporters proficient in English.
Q. Who develops the ideas for the reviews? Is it the reporter who comes up with the idea, or do you have a running list of topics already in place?
A. We work together as a collective to brainstorm topics. Then our editors select the topics and give the reporters 2-3 to choose from each month… then the reporters let us know which topics they would like to write about.
You never have to write about a topic that does not interest you… and we help you narrow down your ideas. In addition, some of our topics are vendor driven… if we have been given products to review. Again, you will never have to review a vendor that you have no interest in. That is why the workload varies… sometimes you see 3 topics to write about… sometimes only one.
Thanks for the great questions… just email me if you think of more!