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Call for New Writers to TGTF (Spring 2017 Edition)

By on Monday, 10th April 2017 at 11:00 am

We’re looking for some new contributors to join our ranks here at the internationally respected and read There Goes the Fear. We’ve been going strong for over a decade and would love some music lovers to join us and make their mark on the body of work we’ve been building here. Please read all the items below before filling out the online application. I realise there are a lot of questions but trust me, there’s a reason for all these questions, namely that we are truly looking for people who are passionate about music and can write about it and people who will get along with us – ! Writing for us is also good experience that can advance your career: some of our writers have gone on to positions at major television networks, music magazines and other news outlets and venue management and booking.

So, what perks can you expect from becoming a contributor to TGTF?
1. Mentorship and constructive feedback on your writing from our editor Mary Chang and other staff
2. Access to music before release when working on single and album reviews
3. Access to shows and festivals when covering for live reviews (pending experience with TGTF)
4. Invaluable writing and networking experience in the competitive music industry

We look forward to hearing from you!


There Goes the Fear seeks new writers!

By on Thursday, 24th September 2015 at 11:00 am

We here at TGTF are currently looking for new contributors to join our staff here at the internationally respected and read There Goes the Fear. We are on the hunt for good writers enthusiastic about music who are as excited about music and to write about it, sharing their opinions and experiences with our readership.

Journalism and communications students, this is fantastic work experience: some of our previous contributors to TGTF have gone on to esteemed journalism positions at mainstream media (the BBC) and music magazines (Metal Hammer), as well as careers in marketing and PR.

Send an email to me at mary [at] tgtf [dot] net with short answers to the following:

1. Why you want to write for us?
2. Do you have any past writing experience and if yes, where? (Please provide links.)
3. Who are your current (active) three favourite artists at the moment, and why?
4. Where do you live in the world?

We’ll get in touch with the folks we think would be a good fit. Ta in advance, and thumbs up all around!


TGTF is Looking for Some New Writers

By on Sunday, 22nd June 2014 at 11:00 am

We’re looking for some new, good writers to join our ranks here at the internationally respected and read There Goes the Fear. Think you have what it takes to join us? Please read all the items below before filling out the online application.

If we like what we read in your application, we’ll likely start you out on a trial basis with other applicants so you can get a taste for what we do, you can tell if you like us and we can tell if we like you and one day, you just might interview someone amazing like Tom English of Maximo Park for us like our editor Mary did last month. Deal? Okay, here we go…

What’s required:
1. a love for music (This should be obvious, yeah?)
2. an open mind about music (For example, you might come into this as someone who listens to nothing but rock, but I like to push my writers out of their comfort zone, because you just might find something else you like.)
3. good to excellent writing skills (Please not apply if you cannot write complete sentences, you cannot or are not willing to write more than 250 words about a song or album or you do not know how to use punctuation.)
4. reliability and a strong sense of commitment to the Web site and to your deadlines (I’m not a happy editor when I have to chase writers down. We’re all adults here.).
5. a sense of humour (Trust me, we all get along better as friends!)
6. a complete application (Thank you.)

It’s a plus if you:
7. have previous music writing / interviewing experience (If you have this, please include links to your writing when applying.)
8. know basic HTML (I’m old skool.)
9. have a camera and can take photos at shows (This is great if you plan to cover shows for us.)
10. live in the UK or Ireland (Applicants from other countries will be considered in this call, but I’m especially looking to increase our writership in these two countries at this time.)

Thanks for your interest!


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There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest music, gigs, and tours we love and think you should too.

We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like no-one's watching.

TGTF was edited by Mary Chang, based in Washington, DC.

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