10 o’clock list: 5 Reasons to Write for The Thrill


You may have heard around the ol’ water cooler that Thrill applications are due tomorrow. If you’re on the fence about applying, this list might just seal the deal — the life of an unpaid college blogger is a glamorous one, but somebody’s got to live it.

1. You learn to take criticism. Working for The Thrill is like an intensive writing workshop, only instead of a cuddly, cardigan-clad professor who returns your story covered in gently-phrased suggestions to “expand the scope of your narrative”, you’re being evaluated by a legion of anonymous strangers who can’t believe you wrote Philander Chase was born in 1776 when it was actually 1775 what is the matter with you this is basically a hate crime. (Just kidding. Mostly. We love our commenters!) Continue reading