The Cairo Gate was founded in
September of 2005 by Carla Thornquist. The Cairo Gate was
out of commission for a couple of months, in the danger
of disappearing completely. Fred and Julia Schubert of
The Computer Solution decided to resuscitate it in November
of 2007and bring it back to life.
We believe that the World Wide Web offers an unprecedented
opportunity for struggling small towns to level the playing field
when vying for attention from corporations interested in
relocation. Also, websites are an
inexpensive means to draw interest in the
community, especially from tourists, who love the internet.
The Cairo Gate provides independent journalism covering local
politics, culture and society in innovative ways.
More importantly though, the Cairo Gate is documenting the past
and present of a struggling community immensely rich in history
and determined to survive.
How to submit letters to the editor for publication
If you would like to submit a letter to the editor for
publication, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Place the headline of the article you are responding to in the
subject heading. If you do not wish your letter to be published,
please say so in the subject line (Eg. "Not for
publication"). Please include your full name and a phone
number where you can be reached during business hours, so we can
confirm your identity.
This information will not be used for any reason other than
verification and will not appear on our website. Letters may be edited
for clarity and grammar.
The Gairo Gate reserves the right to edit submitted letters
for length, grammar and spelling.
How to be selected for guest opinion
Send an email to
email@example.com explaining why your topic is
important to the Cairo community. Also, please tell us a little
about yourself -- your experience and background as a writer and
qualifications for writing a particular story.
How to submit articles and ideas
The Cairo Gate welcomes article queries and submissions. The
best way to submit articles and story pitches is via e-mail. Send
We ask that you please send the text of your query or
submission in plain text in the body of your e-mail, rather than
as an attached file, as we may not be able to read the format of
If you have not heard back from us after one week, please send
us a reminder email.
Also, please note that The Cairo Gate does not solicit fiction
nor poetry submissions (unless the poet is being covered by our
staff in a feature story) and will not be able to respond to such
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