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Are you a good writer? Would you like to critique a movie, the hottest new CD or a new book? How about reviewing a concert? Would you like to profile a high school athlete? Have your own advice column? Write about radio and TV?

Then listen up! NeXt needs talented writers between ages 14 and 17.

We're looking for feature writers, computer experts, critics, reviewers, sportswriters, artists, cartoonists and columnists. Not only will your work appear in NeXt, but you'll get paid for it!

Here's how you apply: Write us a letter telling us why we should choose you (typewritten, please). Tell us a little about yourself. And give us your FIVE best ideas for specific stories, columns or reviews that you would like to see in NeXt.

REVISIONS START HERE In addition, we want to see a TYPED sample of the kind of writing you'd like to do for NeXt. WE DON'T WANT copies of writing you did as a school assignment or articles that already appeared in the yearbook or school newspaper. (And no poetry, please!)


If you're interested in reviewing movies for NeXt, send a sample review (or two).

If you're glued to the tube, review the hottest new TV show and send it in.

If you're an artist, send us some cartoons.

If you want to do feature writing, think of a feature idea or a sports profile, write it and send it in.

Or think of a burning issue for an opinion piece and send that in.

And don't forget to tell us:

Your name

Your age (if you are almost 14, sorry, you will have to apply next year)

Your school and grade

Your address and phone number

We'll contact by mail by the end of October the teens we choose to be our official NeXt correspondents for 1998-99. (We won't give out that information over the phone, by the way.)

Here's where to send your letter and samples.

The Buffalo News
P.O. Box 100
Buffalo, N.Y. 14240
Attention: Jean Westmoore

There's now a later deadline. All materials must be in by Tuesday, Oct. 13. (Sorry, samples cannot be returned.)

Questions? Call Jean Westmoore, NeXt editor, at 849-4076.

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