Latin America News Dispatch seeking contributors for online encyclopedia
I am the general manager for the Latin America News Dispatch, a new publication started by graduate students at New York University covering Latin America and Hispanic issues in the United States. (http://latindispatch.com)
I’m writing because we are interested in working with students and scholars to build an online encyclopedia. You know how professors are always saying not to cite Wikipedia? The goal of this project would be to create an edited and fact-checked online resource that can be trusted by specialists and general-interest readers alike.
We cannot afford to pay for contributions, but we will gladly credit authors and, where appropriate, provide links to personal blogs or other writings.
The articles can be about anything—just so long as they relate to Latin America or Latino issues. Articles should be between 600 and 2,000 words, depending on the topic, and may include sidebars. Our priority projects at the moment at presidents of Latin American countries, political parties, and cultural icons. If you are interested in participating, please send a letter of interest briefly explaining your background, your area of interest and what topics you would like to write about. We will send more detailed contributors guidelines.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you. Please disseminate this announcement to anyone who may be interested.
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