Opportunities – Grants and Awards

Futhermore Grants http://www.furthermore.org/ The Furthermore program is concerned with nonfiction book publishing about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues of the day. Our grants apply to writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding. Grants made directly to the publishers must be nonprofit in nature. Grants from $500 to roughly $15,000 are awarded in spring and fall with March 15 and September 15 deadlines.   A Room Of Her Own Foundation Literary Gift of Freedom Award A Room Of Her Own Foundation is dedicated … Continue reading Opportunities – Grants and Awards

Opportunities – Freelance

Mexico Xpatz http://www.mexicoxpatz.com/writers.html — Whether it’s a history piece on the Mayans or an adventure tale about kayaking in Cabo, it should always have an “only in Mexico” aspect. Stories have to be vivid, focused and unique. We do our best to bring our readers the finest writing on Mexico. Before writing your story, contact us to see if we’re interested in your idea. Give your story query plenty of specifics. We are particularly interested in stories regarding real-estate, healthcare, night-life, the hotel scene from modest to extravagant, the overall lifestyle of the area, arts & culture, surrounding attractions, development … Continue reading Opportunities – Freelance

The Road

by Joellen Kubiak-Woodall My life began on a dirt road, Rural Route 3. By my sixth birthday in 1965, America launched a man into space, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, and our president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It was an exciting, turbulent, and often confusing era in which to be a child. For a while, my family and I led a slow-paced simple life on a slow-paced and simple road. My upbringing was not typical of the South or the time. We lived side by side with people of color. In my youth, I did not see race or … Continue reading The Road


CHRIS WHITLEY SPEAKS SOFTLY by Joellen Kubiak-Woodall 2005 Messenger Records Chris Whitley does not sell jeans, nor does he star in his own reality-based television show. What Whitley does is something increasingly rare in the music business; he makes consistently interesting, beautiful, and well-crafted music. His newest offering, Soft Dangerous Shores, is no exception. Once again Whitley has paired with producer Malcolm Burn, who produced his 1991 debut, Living with the Law. As the artwork suggests, Soft Dangerous Shores is a musically atmospheric and thematically sensuous work, punctuated with intensely poetic lyrics. The album’s gorgeously layered opening track, Fireroad, exemplifies … Continue reading CHRIS WHITLEY SPEAKS SOFTLY

Joellen Kubiak-Woodall

My work is heavily influenced by my southern roots. I am compelled to write stories about the rural working poor, and I often write about my childhood in rural South Carolina during the early 1960’s. The lifestyle I write about has all but disappeared. I feel it is a way of life worth preserving, and I strive to capture it vividly.  I continue to work toward a collection of short stories based on this theme. Excerpts from the work will appear here. The collection is tentatively titled Clay Pit Road. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing at … Continue reading Joellen Kubiak-Woodall


Hedgebrook invests in women who write by providing them with space and time to create significant work, in solitude and community, and by developing an international network to connect writers and audiences. Hedgebrook is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two weeks to two months, at no cost to the writer. Residents are housed in six handcrafted cottages, where they spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on … Continue reading Hedgebrook

The Christopher Isherwood Foundation

The Christopher Isherwood Foundation The main purpose of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation is to contribute significantly to the flourishing of American letters by awarding grants to published novelists. These $3,000.00 grants enable writers to devote time to writing projects and provide funds for research. Grants will be awarded to writers who have published at least one book of fiction, either a novel or a collection of stories. Each grant is for $4,000. The grants are intended to enable writers to set aside time for writing. All applicants must be American citizens. The novel or story collection must have been published … Continue reading The Christopher Isherwood Foundation