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We will require you to sign a freelance contract, review our freelance ethics policy and allow us to print a photo of the author with the article as well as provide an email address for readers to contact the author. You may submit your story for consideration to Please be aware that we cannot respond to everyone and will likely only contact you if we are considering your piece for publication.

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