Another Opportunity. This one on the radio…

As Vermont Edition host, I spend each day exploring Vermont’s
unique character – as well as its challenges. Now it’s your

This month, VPR is inviting you to take a turn at the microphone
and tell us what you think about living in Vermont. What do you
love about Vermont – and what are your biggest concerns? We want
to hear what you have to say about the advantages and challenges
of living here.

Jot down your thoughts and then call 1-800-639-2192 to make an
appointment to record your My Vermont essay at one of our five
studios – in Montpelier, Saint Johnsbury, Manchester, Colchester
or Norwich.

You can post your essay online and find information about studio
locations and recording times here:

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

Best wishes,
Jane Lindholm

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