"Gray's Sporting Journal" Job Opening

Gray’s editor Jim Babb let us know yesterday about his decision to retire as angling columnist of the magazine after 16 years to pursue more book writing (he’ll remain the editor of Gray’s). That means a rare opportunity for someone to write a regular column for one of outdoor journalism’s brightest showcases.
Babb described what he needs in order to make a decision about the new hire: “Basically, everyone gets the same treatment: I want to see two sample Gray’s columns, as polished as the writer can make them: one on fly fishing, one on whatever; they have to run between 1450 and 1485 words, and must be emailed to me not later than June 1, 2011. How soon they come doesn’t matter–I won’t be making a decision until after I’ve read them all–but crowding the last week might matter.”
The new writer’s first column will run in the March/April 2012 fly-fishing special, and there will be seven columns a year. Send your work to Jim Babb at editorgsj@gmail.com.

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  • Lawrence Heward

    Dear James Babb
    It’s a shame you didn’t filter “The Falconer” story by a real falconer like Bodio. A 800 ton900 g falcon cannot lift a 800g rabbit. Hawks and falcons do not bring their kills to the glove. I know of no falconer who took up falconry because of his mother.Most of us took it up in spite of our mothers.You have so many excellent stories.It is hard to hit a home run every time.I sure miss Hewitt.
    Sincerely,
    Lawrence Heward