We here at Guys Lit Wire have been churning out reviews for all kinds of books that appeal (hopefully) to a ton of guys and girls for the past five (nearly SIX!) years. We have managed wishlists at Powells Books in Portland that have resulted in several thousand (yes, THOUSAND) books purchased for worthy schools and literary organizations for teens. For the past couple of years we have been dedicated to helping the wonderful Melissa Jackson and her library at Ballout Senior High School in Washington DC to get many lovely titles from Powells through the generosity of our readers.
It's been a blast, y'all, every single second.
The problem is that we have had such great posters here that they keep getting published and moving on to bigger and better things and right now we have way too many openings. (I'm not kidding - we are kind of the Midas Touch when it comes to publishing.) We need at least eight new contributors as soon as possible. All you have to do is publish one post a month, reviewing any kind of book that you think would appeal to teen boys. (We are delighted if girls love our books as well but we are trying to aim first at the guys.) You can copy the post to your own blogs as well, or post it wherever else you please. We just need you to show up here once a month and give us all a book we can't wait to hear about.
If you're interested, please send me an email (colleenATchasingrayDOTcom). And if this isn't something you can do, we'd really appreciate it if you help spread the word via your own blogs or twitter or facebook or tumblr or wherever the heck you spend your time online.
We're a low key bunch just trying to make the world a more literary place. Give us a shot and I promise you won't regret it.
UPDATED 1/08: We have gotten a great response - please hold off as on contacting us we consider all the new applicants.