RCNN Call for Submissions

River City News Network is looking for several contributors with a variety of interests as we expand our content delivery.

We are seeking lifestyle columnists with expertise in such areas as antiques, collectibles, fine dining, cooking, gardening, travel, nature, wellness, as well as individuals to write movie and book reviews.

Additionally, we are seeking submissions of poetry, photography and visual art with preference given to those of particular local interest.

RCNN is looking to feature the original work of local writers, artists, and enthusiasts representing a variety of authentic perspectives.

These are not paid positions but an opportunity to have your work read by tens of thousands of people who live in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Please send your submissions in the form of a sample column or a brief description of your proposed column,  your original poetry, photography or visual art to lyons.callie@gmail.com. If the work has been published previously please indicate the title and date of publication.


About River City News Network

RCNN Publisher and Editor Callie Lyons is an independent journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at Amazon.com and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. According to Dr. Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute at UC Berkeley, Lyons' book provided the inspiration for the Madrid Statement, which documents the scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm. In 2006, Lyons received the Associated Press of Ohio Award for Best Business Writer. In 2007, Ohio Citizen Action presented Lyons with the Uncovering the Truth Award for her environmental journalism. In 2015, the Marietta 9-12 Project awarded Lyons the Freedom Pin for her commitment to democracy and free press.
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