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  • Hey there booklovers!

    As the year comes to a close at the Quirk HQ, I'm looking to bring a few more freelance bloggers onto the Quirk Books website. I have a few on here already, writing about everything from recipes to books, pop culture to comics. Scope out some posts from Elizabeth Quirino and Thom Dunn for fantastic examples. Please note, it's best not to click on Elizabeth's recipe links before lunch.

    I'm looking for bloggers interested in writing anything and everything, from quirky editorial on pop culture to delectable recipes, Top 10 lists to fun photo roundups, spotlights on crafts to music playlists... you get the picture. We're also looking for bloggers interested in writing about parenting, for our Raising Quirk community. If the stories have a bookish slant, even better. I want them. Take some time to flip through the Quirk website to get an idea of what we like to post.

    As for requirements, you should:

    * Be passionate about books.

    * Have a decent presence on major social media networks. Twitter, Facebook, etc.

    * Be willing to promote your posts on those networks.

    Yes, we're paying bloggers for their posts. It's not a lot, but it's something. Pay varies depending on the sort of content you're creating, whether you're working on simple short posts (ie: recipe posts, craft spotlights) or in-depth featured pieces (top 10 lists, lengthy editorial). We will discuss.

    Interested? Drop me an email at eric@quirkbooks.com. Tell me a bit about yourself, what you're interested in writing about, and include a few links to some writing samples. No resumes please. Just a friendly email and links to clips will do.

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    Single letter necklaces are priced at $23, and additional letters are $10. Check them out

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