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Oh, man, the moment you've been waiting for all of your young life has finally arrived. What? Uh, no, Match.com hasn't yet. Found a match for you, that is. Hang in there, though. There's someone for everyone, we hear.

In the meantime, here's the next best thing: We just learned that Pitchfork is looking for writers. Yes, music geeks just like you! To be considered, send over a strand of your hair for DNA testing, naming rights to your first born child and three or four of your best pieces of music writing. We're kidding, of course, about those first two items. Sorta. Read the actual requirements after the jump, though. We're not that far off.

Pitchfork is looking for writers to review new albums and tracks on a freelance basis. Candidates should have a deep knowledge of music past and present, with a particular interest in emerging artists, and must be able to communicate ideas clearly with a unique and engaging voice. The best way for us to get an idea of your writing is to see pieces about recorded music-- published reviews, blog posts, spec reviews of upcoming releases, or otherwise. Please don't send links to artist profiles, show previews or reviews, news items, etc.

If interested, email writerapps@pitchfork.com with the following:

* Your three or four best pieces (links only, no attachments please) * Lists of your 10 favorite albums and 10 favorite tracks of 2010 * A brief word about yourself, including where you are located

We won't be able to respond to individual submissions, but if we like what we see, we'll be in touch. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 25. Thanks.

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