there IS a catch.
Here's the deal. We had a pretty good surge of reader
submissions for our newsletter a few months ago, but it
has died off. I know that there are a LOT of folks out
there with tech tips and stories that they'd like to tell
and see in print. We'd like to print them. Otherwise, our
newsletter will become an ever frustrating attempt on the
part of our staff to continue to come up with enough
content to keep folks interested.
That said, here's the pay structure:
Free membership or $25 in club bucks for current members
Feature articles describing a major MR2 event - We just
had a 9 pager on the SCCA Solo 2 Nationals and we're
wrapping a 3 part story on the history of MR2DIE4 this
month. Our coverage of the SE event spanned 6 pages.
That's what we're looking for. 2000 words or more, with
$5 membership or $20 in club bucks for current members -
Driver's Seat articles telling us about your car,
covering the big Ws...who, what, where, when and how.
Cover your MR2 experiences and try to explain what you've
done in the kind of detail that my Mother could
understand (and no, she does NOT know what an AVC-R, EBC,
BOV or ECU are). 1500 words or more, with pictures.
Tech articles detailing a 'How-to' project in the most
basic terms possible. We are trying to educate the
non-mechanically inclined, so you can't say 'take off the
gland nut'....you have to say 'take off the gland nut,
which is that giant hexagonal thing that is on top of the
strut body with the shiny strut shaft poking out of it'.
1500 words with pictures
For other articles, we'll give you $0.01/word and
$1/picture (yeah, I know pictures are worth a thousand
words...but we're only paying you for 100), rounded to
the nearest hundred after editing (yes, we're going to do
some editing...don't try to be Charles Dickens). Funds
applied to membership dues or supplied in Club Bucks for
use in the Club Store.
Sooooo....if you've wanted a copy of MR2DIE4 but haven't
had the cash to afford it, here's your chance. Give us a
write up on your car and 3500 words on anything else and
you get the combo membership package for $5....