As anyone that reads The Word would be well aware, I’m a sucker for language. The name gives it away really. So I’m always on the lookout for good information, history, discussions, what-have-you of all things word related. Few things fit the bill better than Op-Ed Magazine. Not only am I a fan of them, but they seem to like me too and have signed me up as a contributing writer. So yes, there’s something slightly spammy about this post, but don’t let that put you off.

Op-Ed Magazine is a new(ish) online publication that touts itself as “Opposite the Editorial – World writings based on a word”. A more detailed explanation can be found on their About page:

One word can say it all and each monthly issue of Op-Ed is based around a single word. Our global team of contributers (Amsterdam, Seattle, Minneapolis, London, Taiwan, Australia) use that word to describe the world around them in whatever form tickles their fancy. It could be prose, essay, political commentary, cartoons or poetry. It’s a grab bag assortment of great writing and global creativity.

My first piece for them appears in the latest issue which has just been published, so go and check it out and see what you think. If you like it, be sure to tell all your friends, family and colleagues. And I’m always keen to hear what you think, as ever, so feel free to comment here or email me.

You can find this fine publication here: Op-Ed Magazine. There’s also a link in the Cool Places To Visit box in my sidebar for future reference.