Do you have a story or blog post or photo essay that you would be willing to submit for publication in Currents?
Currents has now been online now for seven years and during that time it has attracted a large international following of cruisers, sailors, wannabee cruisers and people who are interested in what Bluewater Cruising Association is and does.
With this success comes a “challenge” for BCA and especially the Currents editing team: in order to retain interest and grow membership, we need content – good stories of adventures, misadventures, passages (both offshore and closer to home), related land-based travel, cultural experiences, “AH HA”or entertaining moments, moments of exhilaration and trepidation, gatherings and events. To accompany those stories or to “be” the story, we also need great photos that add life and colour to the tale.
There are many reasons why people write articles for Currents (fame and glory, anyone?), but financial remuneration is not one of them, although BCA members can earn up to a maximum of $70 credit towards their annual membership dues. Lots of us maintain blogs or post regularly to Facebook or other sites, so why not publish in Currents too? The benefits are multiple – receiving unsolicited material helps the editing team, subscribers enjoy a wide variety of informative, well-written articles about all aspects of what it is to be a “dreamer, do-er or doner”, BCA members can generate savings on membership dues, and contributions from non-BCA members are always welcome and gratefully received…. A win-win-win for everyone involved!
As you think back on your cruising adventures last year or a recent season or event in an exotic part of the world (yes coastal BC is considered exotic by many even if the water is cold!), I encourage you to choose a couple of stories to share with us. A fabulous editorial team will be thrilled to work with you to ensure that your article and photos are the best they can be!
Needless to say, we look forward to hearing from you and vicariously sharing your cruising experiences!