PUBLISHERS/AGENTS September 22, 2008

SOUTH END PRESS — We are interested in manuscripts that are accessible to a wide range of political activists, while being useful to an academic audience. We publish manuscripts on grassroots activism/knowledge-making that address structural inequalities/ inequities and support movement-building and political/policy change. We are especially committed to analyses that place socioeconomically disenfranchised, differently abled, and queer people, women, gender warriors, and communities of color at the center. ===== HEALTH PROFESSIONS PRESS — Publisher of state-of-the-art resources for professionals interested in wellness and aging, long-term care, eldercare, Alzheimer’s disease, and health care management. ===== GREYHAUS LITERARY AGENCY reading PUBLISHERS/AGENTS September 22, 2008

JOBS September 22, 2008

WEB EDITOR The Poetry Foundation Location Chicago. IL — is one of the leading websites for poetry in America. Its goal is to provide a major poetry resource on the Internet–a site unique on the Web for its breadth, depth, and quality of poetry and poetry-related offerings. Provide editorial direction to staff editors, producers, and consultants in order to publish the site’s frequently updated content. This includes acquiring and approving all articles and other content such as feature articles, podcasts, and other audio and visual features. B.A. degree or greater in English literature or computer- related studies ===== … Continue reading JOBS September 22, 2008

FREELANCE MARKETS September 22, 2008

US CATHOLIC — FEATURE ARTICLES cover issues such as prayer and spirituality, sacraments, liturgy, parish life, family life, social issues, public life, theology, everyday morality, and other aspects of an everyday Catholic’s life. Articles range from 2,500 to 4,000 words and should include general background on the topic and extensive interviews with people in the pew and experts. All articles should have an explicit religious dimension, enabling readers to see the interaction between their faith and the issue at hand. Minimum payment is $500. Other columns pay from $75 to $300 to include profiles, short stories, essays, news events, … Continue reading FREELANCE MARKETS September 22, 2008

GRANTS September 22, 2008

NORTHWEST INSTITUTE ITALY FELLOWSHIP — The Fellowship Program is NIAUSI’s major effort. Italy’s central role in the development of Western culture, provides a singular setting for recipients to participate in this rich tradition by studying continuity and change in Italian architecture, culture, art, and history. For 2009, Niausi is offering one fellowship for a residency of two months, and several fellowships for one month residencies at its Civita Institute, located in Civita di Bagnoregio, a unique and rustic hill town near Orvieto, approximately 100 kilometers north of Rome. Since its inception, NIAUSI has awarded more than 25 Fellowships, to … Continue reading GRANTS September 22, 2008

COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS September 22, 2008

WRITERS AND ARTISTS SHORT STORY COMPETITION — Deadline February 14, 2009. For published and aspiring writers alike. You could win a cash prize of £500, a place on an Arvon Foundation residential writing course worth £575, publication of your story on the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook website. No more than 2,000 words, on the theme of ‘Conflict.’ Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition. ===== THE KIRIYAMA PRIZE — NO ENTRY FEE The Prize consists of a cash award of US $30,000, which is split equally between the fiction and nonfiction winners. Beginning … Continue reading COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS September 22, 2008

Sean Patrick Leary

Our man of action, Sean Patrick Leary Sean Patrick Leary gets around (in the geographical sense), having grown up in the greater New York and D.C. areas before becoming a vagabond.  While touring he attempted to support his travels by working extensively in the recreation industry (ski bum).  Sean’s travels and recreation experiences are often reflected in his writings.  Sean landed in Gunnison, Colorado, for a while where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation with a minor in Journalism from Western State College of Colorado.  There he found quick success as a writer, photographer and editor for his … Continue reading Sean Patrick Leary

Ice Climbing Together

by Sean Leary What is it about the early sun on the snow that makes a girl more beautiful?  Fresh, new, pure, alive.  That day we walked together, bundled close, into the enveloping white of the canyon.  The snow crunched under our feet, mile after mile on the steeps.  It is quiet and we are alone, the endless glittering canyon ours.  We walk together, hands grasping hands as we slide on the descent through the stoic trees.  We take our time in the sensual cold, we are in no hurry. When our purchase drops away we hold tight – staring … Continue reading Ice Climbing Together

Monarch Crest

                                                                Monarch Crest by Sean Leary  The car stops climbing, I mount up and pedal higher. No air, screeching lungs and protesting muscles, agony at eleven thousand nine hundred and sixty. I stretch on the apex – teetering on the Great Divide,  I sit in the scree, It will be better from here. My humble eyes rest on the sparse trees  that cannot reach, above life. The Sawatch Range, Pikes Peak, San Juans, Uncompaghre Range drift around me in the mystic white, floating on clouds that swim through their valleys. My muscles are warm and I feel strong, for the … Continue reading Monarch Crest