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Contribute to Awesome Mitten

#TeamAwesome has been writing amazing content about our mitten state for over ten years, and we’re accepting new applications for content creators!

Whether you love to write, take amazing photos, or can’t wait to showcase the unique places, products, or people of Michigan, we invite you to send us a sample of your work along with your desired type and frequency of contribution. We’ll review the information you send us and reach out if we feel you’d be a good fit for any gaps on our team!

 

The Awesome Mitten | Contributing to The Awesome Mitten: #TeamAwesome Sept. 2015
#TeamAwesome Meetup Sept. 2015 | Batch Brewing Company, Detroit

Awesome Mitten cultivates a fresh perspective on Michigan by engaging local communities, businesses, and people.

#TeamAwesome is comprised entirely of volunteer writers who are passionate about telling stories about their communities. We rely on our writers to keep us informed about what’s happening across this Great Lakes State. Whether you’re a writing student in need of clips for your resume or a business owner hoping to get some coverage, we accept contributions from a multitude of sources in order to keep our content fresh, relevant, and unique!

Learn more about becoming a member of #TeamAwesome:

What kind of articles are you looking for?

We want to feature any “awesome” people, places, events, bands, businesses, et cetera that are Michigan based and/or doing good for our state! Take a look at our website to see our past features – we’ve covered everything from bars, concerts, and festivals to fruit farms, fundraisers, and food. We want you to be just as passionate about what you’re writing about as those you’re covering, so be sure that you’re pitching – and writing – stories that you’d read yourself.

What should I keep in mind when pitching an article?

We prefer original content that includes direct quotes, so get in touch with your sources and let them know you want to feature them! We also anticipate that you, as a #TeamAwesome member, will be keeping us apprised of the latest and greatest things happening in your area. Finally, keep in mind that a distinct voice makes for the best article –  this is just as much an opportunity for you to get published as it is for us to have unique content. We do reserve the right to edit every article prior to publication and not every submission will be accepted.

How long should my article be?

We prefer articles of at least 1000 words with at least one photo per 250 words.

Do you need pictures?

Absolutely! If you’re interested in writing an article, we ask that you contribute 3-5 high-quality photos to compliment your article.

How do I get started?

Fill out the contact form here or send an email to team@awesomemitten.com with the subject of “Join #TeamAwesome”.