Write!

Law And Order Party is looking for writers for the all-new lawandorder.party! Pitch us single stories about local restaurants, or apply to write a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly column for the site. Writing is currently unpaid – sorry – and saying you should do it for the exposure seems kind of smarmy. However, this is a good outlet for smart, engaged writers, and the time commitment is pretty minimal. Plus it’s fun.

Food
Do you like eating in restaurants? Do you have opinions about restaurants but feel silly contributing to the restaurant review industrial complex? Send us your writing. We’re looking for short (100-500 words) pieces on local food. Not full reviews, mind you, but short essays about your experience at one local restaurant. It can be personal. It can be clinical. Just keep it interesting. And relatively short.

If you’re interested, email matthewrlawrence@gmail.com with the subject line “RESTAURANT REVIEW” and include a brief bio (just a sentence or two will be fine) along with your writing sample. PLEASE indicate whether you have any affiliation with the restaurant you’re reviewing. If your cousin is the dishwasher or you got fired from waiting tables or they promised you a free shot for saying something nice, just say so up front. Also, if the story runs then we’ll be asking for a headshot. Just so you know.

Also, Law And Order Party is looking for columnists who will commit to writing very short (150-300) word essays on a weekly or monthly basis. Here are just a handful of subjects you could cover:

Sports
Are you interested in all kinds of sporting events? We’re looking for someone who maybe follows the PawSox and P-Bruins but who’s also willing to investigate the local amateur hurling, pro wrestling, and college scenes in both men’s and women’s sports.

Fundraisers
Do you miss the Society page of the newspaper? Rhode Island is a non-profit driven state, and every week there’s tons of events happening all over the state to benefit some organization or other. Help us figure out which ones deserve our readers’ attention.

Other Places
People like day trips! What cultural events make it worth hopping in the car and heading to Western Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, or the Outer Cape?

TV
People like to know where to go, but what do they do on their nights home? We’re looking for someone with strong opinions about what you should be watching and why, either on Broadcast TV or in the archives of Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Radio
Are you flustered by the potential loss of WUMD? Are you devastated that John Garabedian has retired from Open House Party? Are you someone who listens to podcasts? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to be our local radio correspondent.

Video Games
We’re not up on current gaming trends, but maybe you are? It’s a whole wide world out there and we’re looking for someone to help navigate it.

If you’re interested, email matthewrlawrence@gmail.com with the subject line “HELLO MY NAME IS” and include a brief bio (just a sentence or two will be fine) and a 150-word sample column of something going on in the next two weeks. If you can point to other writing work online that’s helpful but not totally necessary. Writing is currently unpaid.