Writers Wanted, Round 3: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow up?

High School and College Writers Wanted, Do You Qualify?

The ideal candidate will be a high school student working on the school paper, a college journalism student, or any student with writing talent looking to make a few extra dollars each month that attends Hayes, Buckeye Valley, Olentangy, Big Walnut High Schools, attending college, and/or other private high schools in Delaware County.

The writers selected must be able to commit to 2 articles a month for at least a year, meet deadlines, keep the content relevant to Delaware, Ohio (includes the City and County) and start writing the 1st or 2nd week of March.

Writers are wanted for the following categories, but not limited too:

  • Movie Reviews
  • Music Reviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Youth Events
  • Clubs / Organizations
  • Local Sports
  • Local Business
  • Anything you can suggest Delaware, Ohio related.

This is an Independent Contractor / Freelance position, all writers are compensated for their submissions. The pay is low however we offer experience, credentials, and future references.  Candidates under 18 years of age will need parents at the interview with written approval to write.

I am in, what do I do next?

If interested, please send an email to with your name and contact information, telling us about yourself, specific topics you wish to cover, along with a writing sample of something you want to write about or already published.

Deadline for submissions is Monday January, 20 2014 at 5 pm Delaware, Ohio time!

We will begin reading all submissions and contact chosen candidates to set up interviews by Friday Friday Jan, 27 . Interviews will be set up for the 1st 2 weeks of February in the evenings.

Good Luck! Welcomes Writing Staff.

You want writers? We got Writers!

Last month we put out the call for writers, and wow did we get them. We are excited to announce our first class writing staff. With no further adieu here the are!

wpid-Nicole.jpgNicole Fowles

Nicole loves her community. She is a Communications Specialist for the Delaware County District Library and Vice President to Main Street Delaware’s Board of Directors. She and her husband moved to Delaware in 2009 and immediately felt comfortable calling it home. You’ll most likely find them eating or drinking at any of the downtown establishments if they’re not at home brewing a beer of their own. Nicole has also dabbled in community theater and has a fervent love and appreciation for the arts. She is excited to translate that all that to the written word for DelawareO.

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Alice comes to us with a wide and varied, from bar/ restaurant management to Lactation consultant as well as an extensive volunteer resume. She has worked in the fitness industry as an avocation for 25 years. For the past fifteen as a Small Business /Owner Fitness Instructor/Yoga Teacher. Delicately balancing career, family and ever-changing roles has been her great honor. The quest to live fully, wholly and spiritually in her always active, wonderfully warm, fabulously fun, frequently fragile life has been a gift. The mom of three outstanding, lovely daughters, and “Mimi” to two adorable grandsons keeps her busy. Alice lives with the man of her dreams ’til death do ’em part” in Delaware’s Historic Northwest Neighborhood along with their two rescue dogs and a revolving cast of characters. Alice is excited and humbled to be a part of the DelawareO Blog staff.

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Anne is a recent transplant to Delaware. A graduate of The Ohio State University and Capital University Law School, she now coordinates a volunteer advocacy program for abused kids. Anne loves to try new recipes, read fiction, move furniture around the house, listen to indie music, and find fun things to do in Delaware. Her patient and dedicated husband Victor stays home and takes care of two very stubborn creatures- their toddler Samuel and the saddest-looking-basset-hound-ever Lola.

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Tara was born and raised in Alabama, living on every border the state has, before leaving to study psychology at Berry College in Rome, GA. After receiving a Master’s in Education from the University of Kansas, she moved to Atlanta and met fun her husband, Scott. The two moved to Saratoga Springs, New York and after 2 1/2 years and 28 weeks of a twin pregnancy, they moved into the Northwest Neighborhood of Delaware. Tara now stays home occupying their two girls with visits to local spots and crayons while running a small business, Swallowtail Calligraphy, during nap time. Tara also loves Auburn football, New York City and ice cream.


Brianna Lawcock

Brianna grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, moving to Delaware when she was nine. At twenty seven, the city has become a hometown for her. Always a heavy reader, that developed into writing, she helped on her college’s literary journal, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Engaged for a year now to a Delaware native, she is close to her two younger brothers, and aims to one day publish a book.