Brush With Fame: Your Stories Wanted

by Kate Sedgwick Jul 14, 2010

Oh my god it’s DeVito, baby. Don’t you know that I love you: erissiva

Seeing famous people is memorable, even if you aren’t a fame whore yourself. I vividly remember hearing a wild eyed film student aggressively following Christopher Walken on a Manhattan street one winter, humiliated for him, a little sorry for Walken who was obviously just trying to get somewhere and being given the mobile hard-sell.

No matter where you are in the world, a brush with fame is something you’re likely to remember, whether it’s something to be proud of or not. And MatadorNights is actively seeking your stories.

You don’t have to be a writer, either. You only have to be able to put together a few cohesive sentences about your brush with fame to get our attention and I’ll do the rest.

We want atmosphere. We want you to set the scene. We want to know how you felt. Did anything happen? Were words exchanged? No gushing. I mean it.

And need I say that you shouldn’t write if nothing happened? A little reflection – something that shakes up your perceptions or preconceived notions, that’s what we’re looking for. And you have to use your real name.

Want to tell your story?

1) If you can write, write it and we’ll pay you $25. But if I have to rewrite it, see #2. All work for Matador is on spec.

2) You must send me your phone number (or Skype ID) at kate[at] with the cohesive sentences I mentioned above and the subject line Brush With Fame. I repeat. No gushing.

3) If interested, I’ll let you know and arrange a time to get in touch with you.

4) If we run it, we’ll still PayPal you $15 for sharing your story.

Know someone with a Brush With Fame story to tell? Pass this along, and I look forward to hearing from you.


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