An Email I Received Today: What do you think?

Are you interested?

Dear Professor Ganley:

As the editor of Common Ties, a new citizen journalism website gaining attention among college students in particular, I thought you may be interested in encouraging your students to participate.

Writers answer any or all of our 20 Questions, and we pair our favorites with art into what we call “jeles” on our home page. While the process is competitive, it is important – not to mention fun – exposure for newly published writers, involving the art of the pitch as well as practice with contracts for those whose answers we buy. We pay for both the answers (about $1/word) and art we publish.

We thought you might wish to share this opportunity with your students and even consider it as a classroom exercise. Here are our submission guidelines.


Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
Editor | Common