Smile Politely is always welcoming new writers into the fold, and now that we have a new Tech section, we're looking to fill that up a bit more. There's a goldmine of topics to be covered in Champaign-Urbana when it comes to Tech, so there's no shortage of things to write about.

We're looking for some writers for this particular section, and in order for this to really work, you must have at least a mild grasp on general tech culture and what's happening locally in tech, as all articles must pertain to Champaign-Urbana. Don't worry, you don't have to be a perfect writer — we'll help with that part.

Perks of being an Tech writer include, but are not limited to:

  • Being on the cutting edge of Champaign-Urbana's tech enviornment.
  • A little extra spending money.
  • Valuable writing experience.
  • Sometimes people recognize you at the bar.

If this sounds like something you're interested in, fire an email off to and be sure to include a writing sample.