Want to be a TNT reader columnist? Deadline is Jan. 13

Since 2000, we’ve reserved a spot in our pages once a week for a rotating panel of four to six local columnists.

The application deadline for our 2019 team of writers has been extended to Jan. 13.

We are looking for talented contributors who represent the diversity of South Sound residents. (But no cats, please.) Applicants should submit two freshly written sample columns, each 500 to 650 words.

Samples should be personal essays grounded in first-hand experience and observations, not commentary on national or political issues.

Successful applicants will have a strong voice and engage readers with use of such techniques as characterization, narrative, precise detail, humor, vignettes or wordplay. (Not necessarily all of the above.)

Submit your samples by email to:


Please attach a photo of yourself, and put “Reader columnist” in the subject line.

Include a short cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and how to contact you during the day.