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Greg Freeman -- Interviews and Appearances

While Southern Edition editor Greg Freeman does not claim to be an expert on all things Southern, he is a good source of information on a variety of topics.  Everyone from major encyclopedias to a law firm representing the estate of a renowned songwriter have relied on his expertise.  If you are a journalist wishing to consult with someone on an array of subjects related to the American South or a producer seeking a knowledgeable, outgoing guest for your radio or television program, feel free to contact Greg.  If he feels he is unable to assist you, he can point you in the right direction due to his extensive network of contacts.

You may also use this contact page to inquire about booking Greg Freeman for a musical performance at your church or other venue where gospel music is appreciated. 

Additionally, Greg is available for a variety of speaking engagements.  Because of his extensive interests and ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences, he has appeared on various television programs, and has been sought to address groups ranging from a small group of Boy Scouts to a garden club to a local group of Rotarians.  And, in the spring of 2012, Dove Award-winning singer Babbie Mason had Greg as a guest teacher at her Inner Circle for Songwriters conference. 

If you are interested in booking him for a musical performance, speaking engagement or other function, feel free to query using the contact form below.


Writer, Artist and Musician Reviews

Writers, artists and musicians or their agents occasionally inquire about submitting materials for review.  While critical reviews (We're not in the business of bashing creative works!) of CDs or books are never published, occasionally a writer, artist or project is given coverage.  The editor only publishes articles about books, CDs and other creative projects that he likes and of which something positive can be said.  Please e-mail for mailing instructions.  You could be selected for an interview or your new book, CD, exhibition or project could be featured in an upcoming article!


Freelance Submissions

While freelance submissions are not actively solicited, queries from writers, photographers and visual artists are welcomed and entertained.  All ideas must be related to the American South, and must be substantive and of educational value.  Fluff, romanticized travel stories (with phrases like "nestled in a quaint little village") or notions that somehow the Civil War is still ongoing should be sent elsewhere.  (The Civil War was 150 years ago.  Get over it.)

In the case of writers, good writing is essential.  Articles must be palatable to a general audience, but possess depth and include bibliographies and compilations of other sources.  Unpublished writers, particularly college students, are welcome to submit ideas. 
Southern Edition is always eager to encourage young talent, and an article could give an aspiring journalist/author some valuable experience and look pretty good on a CV.  Please query first.  Manuscripts, videos, audio clips or artwork can be reviewed at a later time.

The Basics:  10% freelance written; $35-375 for works ranging in length from 350-750 words (more in certain cases).  Items such as articles are often published on a "work made-for-hire" basis, but terms are negotiable.  Additional payment made for photographs and other media when relevant.


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Perhaps the most annoying southern transplant since the days of carpetbaggers or the introduction of Kudzu, the South American imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), that tiny little critter with an unforgettable sting, is difficult to control and seemingly impossible to eradicate as its scientific name invicta (meaning "the unconquered one") indicates.

Some time ago a visitor took note of all the ant hills that had emerged in our lawn following a day or two of rain showers, and he assured me that he had a sure-fire solution. Knowing that eliminating the colony's queen is essential to wiping out the whole gang, I inquired whether his remedy could do so. "Sure," he enthusiastically replied.

"Buy you a can of snuff and sprinkle the snuff on top of the mound," he instructed. "The worker ants will take it back to the old lady and when she comes up to spit . . . you step on her!"

I suppose I walked right into that one!

Author:  Greg Freeman.  Published May 7, 2006.
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