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Press Release
Contact: Liz Young

Call To Writers

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Tinsley Advertising and the Cultural Umbrella Committee of the Florida Keys & Key West are issuing a call for writers interested in producing articles for the Culture 2015 magazine.

Two Florida Keys writers will be selected and paid a freelance fee of $1,000 each. The fee covers research, writing, related photography and any necessary revising (based on recommendations from the committee) of an article of approximately 1,000-1,200 words. Articles assigned will be factual, informational and primarily designed to introduce visitors to the art, culture and history of The Florida Keys.
The Culture 2015 magazine, an annual publication, is a freestanding magazine distributed to art galleries and chambers of commerce throughout the Keys. It is also the insert in the In Room Concierge in over 3,900 guestrooms within the Keys reaching over 500,000 visitors annually. The publication includes information on the Keys’ performing, literary and visual arts as well as a calendar of events and advertisements.
The selected topics that writers may choose from are:

  1. Cover letter - propose a title, and rough outline to include the scope of the coverage planned for one of the above mentioned topics (limit 300 words).

  2. Articles - 3 samples of previously published articles (must be submitted on 8 ½ x 11 paper or pdf)

  3. Qualifications - include resume and brief biographical information which includes how you are qualified to write on the proposed topic.

    Applications are due by Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

2015 Call Is Closed

Or one original and 5 copies may be submitted in hard copy to:

Florida Keys Council of the Arts – Elizabeth Young

1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-243, Key West, FL 33040
Questions: 305-295-4369 email: 

Submissions will NOT be returned. Selection will be announced after May 15, 2014.