I didn't really know where to put this, so let's try out this blog.
I've been a very succesful poker player for quite a while and I'm going to keep pursuing it full time, and plan to have poker as my profession until the foreseeable future. However, I'd like to have a back-up plan and pretty much the only work in life I enjoy outside poker is writing, so I'm seeking for any kind of part-time work in that area.
I am Finnish but I speak English fluently (I lived in Australia for two years and have studied English for 12 years). I worked as a full time writer for a Finnish newspaper publisher for about a year before I started playing poker full time. During this time I wrote for 9 different magazines, including 12-page cover stories.
I've blogged on a couple of poker forums since 2007 and my blogs have got about 5 million views combined. My Finnish blog was the most read poker blog in Finland for the entire time I blogged in Finnish (three years). I've blogged in English for a couple of years as well now. I currently write strategy articles for a Finnish poker magazine, random ramblings for CardPlayer magazine in English, and have my ongoing life story thread on 2+2 that has received a lot of positive feedback.
I'm interested in all kinds of entertainment, sports, psychology and people in general, and I feel that these would be the areas I'd have a lot to say about outside poker. I'm a pretty critical human being (or maybe just an angry cunt), and I believe I excel in criticism.
The medias outside the poker world I read the most are Esquire and GQ magazines, The Onion and Pitchforkmedia.
You can read my CardPlayer blogs here: http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-blogs/70-miikka-anttonen
My 2+2 thread here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/54/poker-beats-brags-variance/my-somewhat-different-poker-story-extremely-tl-dr-1085130/
A sample strategy article about floating in tournaments here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/183/midstakes-mtt/scandinavian-float-974896/
Just to point out, I've made over $300k playing tournaments in two years and I'm fairly sure my long term hourly rate playing poker is over $100/hour. However, I'm not looking to be paid anywhere near that much, since I know it isn't realistic. My motivation for doing this isn't money at all (althought I'd like to be paid whatever writers make), but to keep my writing skills sharp and to fill a gap in my cv in case I ever need one.
I'd like to work between 2 and 20 hours per month, although I'm sure this can be negotiated. I'm also interested in random one-time gigs, and I'd be happy to provide samples for free before getting paid.
You can contact me by email at chuckbassldo(at)gmail.com. Alternatively, if you're reading this and think you know someone who might be able to help me out, feel free to pass me his details or point him to this ad.
Thanks for reading!