Nautical Writing Opportunity

Here is an interesting writing opportunity for those interested in nautical/maritime history and culture. It was sent to me by a Seattle author that I’ve worked with before,  so I thought I’d pass along the information:

“I’m writing to you and all my writer/editor friends to tell you about my new maritime heritage website, Fyddeye, The tagline is “Discover and share your maritime history.” It’s now up and running and traffic is starting to grow. I’m making plans for a printed version of the Fyddeye Directory to complement to the website.

I’d like to ask for your help. I’m looking for writers willing to contribute to the website. The contribution could be as simple as a review for one of Fyddeye’s 2,500 tall ships, historic warships, maritime museums, lighthouses, and historic sites. Two or three reviews would be even better. I’m also looking for newsy 300-word articles that would be bylined and placed on Fyddeye’s home page. To get started, simply register on the site (it’s free) and you can post material right away.

Three people will win one of these gifts: A 2010 Tall Ships Calendar by the renowned tall ship photographer Thad Koza, a belaying pin turned from wood that was part of the set for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and a 58-piece, 13-inch, 3-D lighthouse puzzle. The calendar and belaying pin are provided by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, owner of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, whose calendar portraits appear in December and November, respectively.  I’ll award the prizes to randomly selected registered Fyddeye users on Feb. 17. Anyone who registers and writes at least one review by Feb. 17 will be eligible.

If you’d rather not register, but would still like to help, you can rate any Fyddeye listing one to five stars. Rate as many listings as you like. And please write to me at and tell me what you think of Fyddeye.

 Thank you!”


Joe Follansbee
Fyddeye – Discover and share your maritime history:

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