We're looking for well-written pieces that make people think or that provide new insight into a familiar problem. Major newspaper syndicates provide more material than we can use on national and international topics, so we're especially interested in articles on local, state or Western regional issues. There's no need to call first to ask if we're interested. Write 650-750 words. Use this form to submit the article. If we want it, we'll call you within five working days. The Bee is not accepting applications to be a regular columnist at this time.