Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Good Men Project

From my email inbox, care of writer Nadine Sarreal: The Good Men Project.

The Good Men Project. It's a book. A movie. A national discussion about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century. A series of live events. And an online platform that covers Facebook, YouTube , Twitter and a slew of other sites. It's also a part of the Good Men Foundation, a registered 501(3)c charitable organization designed to help men and boys at risk. And in the works are a 1) second book 2) adaptation of the first book into a theatrical production 3) second movie. Whew! We've had a busy first year.

On June 1st, 2010, The Good Men Project will also be a full online magazine.

And...here's where you come in...We're looking for bloggers -- any interested writers -- who want to be a part of the project.

(Actually, "magazine" is a bit archaic of a term. Like everything else we are doing, it will be grand in scope, multi-media in content, and as socially interactive as possible. And we're going to talk about the stuff that doesn't usually get talked about. Certainly, not in most magazines.)

A glimpse of the editorial vision:

"If writing about manhood (or boyhood, if you're a youngin) in any form appeals to you, we'd love for you to become a regular blogger. You will get a terrific platform (the total network is steadily growing) and an opportunity to help shape the magazine.

There really is no limit to what you can blog about, as long as it relates in some way to things that men care about—or should care about. Are you on a quest to become a better man? That would make a great topic for a series of blog posts. Do you want to blog about sports, sex, relationships, friendship, addiction/recovery, cars, cooking, spirituality, fatherhood, divorce, movies, the environment, or how your anger-management classes are going? Terrific. Also, for our Father's Day relaunch we're looking for blog posts/short essays about fatherhood—or, sonhood. We're not looking for clichéd pieces about why your dad is the greatest dad in the whole wide world. So don't write that. Go deeper. Be funny. Be sad. But be original." --Benoit Denizet-Lewis Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine. Editor-at-Large, The Good Men Project.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a blogger at The Good Men Project, please Email Benoit at benoitsf(at)gmail(dot)com Good Men Media CEO Lisa Hickey at lisahickeycreative(at)gmail(dot)com with a pitch. Please include what your particular slant is, what you want to write about, and how you expect to do it. Some sense of your writing (and life) experience would help too along with your social media platform, if you have one. But there are no particular requirements other than a good idea and brutal honesty and, hopefully, a sense of humor.

Answers to FAQs: a) unpaid b) 1-2x per month minimum commitment c) you can always link back to your own blog d) does not need to be unique content e) we will have final editorial say.

Thanks,

Lisa Hickey
617 513 5806

The Good Men Project
http://bit.ly/ FBfanGoodMen

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