You Help Select The New insideSTL Columnist

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve received a surprisingly large number of submissions from people who would like to become insideSTL.com’s columnist.

I put the word out there a couple of weeks ago that I’d like to give someone new a chance to have a regular four to five times per week voice on the website.

Anticipating maybe 10 to 15 applicants, I told the initial responders I’d read their work and get back to them within a few days. Then…we got a shitload of columns, and I went from reading poker books in my free time to reading about 150 applicants’ submissions.

But, I’ll tell you what…I really enjoyed reading the majority of them.

And, from that large pool of writers, we’ve narrowed it down to the final four.

Starting tomorrow and through Friday, each of the final four will have a new column that I will post in my section.

I would really like your feedback…whether it be in the comments section or via email…on the columnists you like/dislike and why.

As I told the applicants, they can play Girl Next Door and flood the voting box all they want. That’s not going to determine who gets the job. But, as this is a subjective process, I want to get as much feedback as possible.

So, considering the caliber of work that I believe you’ll be able to read starting in this section tomorrow---which will be a nice upgrade from the crap that’s normally in this section---I think you’ll enjoy the From The Desk of Tim McKernan section the rest of the week. And, I say this sincerely: please give me your feedback throughout the week as we decide on who will be our new insideSTL columnist.

Log-in to post your comments, or you can email me at tmckernan@insidestl.com.

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