Apprenticeships and Professional Development for 10/05/2008

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE Screenwriters Lab   This Award program requires an application fee The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer’s workshop that takes place in January and June. The program offers ten to twelve emerging artists the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established screenwriters. For more Information visit the site: 2009 Screenwriters Lab applications available online: February 15, 2008 Continue reading Apprenticeships and Professional Development for 10/05/2008

Emergency Funds for Writers

Carnegie Fund for Authors Emergency assistance to needy writers who have commercially published at least one book of reasonable length which has received reader acceptance. Carnegie Fund for Authors 1 Old Country Rd. Carle Place, NY 11514   Authors League Fund The Fund gives open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans to professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income or other misfortune. The Authors League Fund 31 East 32nd Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10016 (phone) 212-268-1208 (fax) 212-564-5363 Email: Website:   The PEN Writers Fund Emergency … Continue reading Emergency Funds for Writers

Contests/Competitions for Week 10/05/2008

The Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction A yearly award of $1,000.00 and publication in The Chattahoochee Review will be given for the winning essay in the annual Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction, which honors the founder and former editor of the Review. Submit essays of up to 5,000 words, double-spaced, with a $12.00 reading fee per essay, after October 1 and postmarked by January 31.  Please include a cover sheet with name, address, and phone number.    SHARING MEMORIES FROM THE ’70s WITH THE KIDS ESSAY CONTEST National Association of Baby Boomer Women and GRAND Magazine — Here’s … Continue reading Contests/Competitions for Week 10/05/2008

Publishers and Agents for Week 10/05/2008

A PLUS B WORKS — We primarily represent young adult and middle grade fiction, women’s fiction, and select narrative non-fiction. We do not represent thrillers, literary fiction, erotica, cookbooks, picture books, poetry, short fiction, or screenplays — please do not query us regarding any of these categories. ===== BAKER’S MARK — A West Coast agency dedicated to working with local and national authors who are making their careers as writers.  With wildly different backgrounds in publishing and journalism, the duo brings an array of experience to the agency including editing, marketing and sales. Baker’s Mark has an ongoing … Continue reading Publishers and Agents for Week 10/05/2008

Employment/Jobs for Week 10/05/2008

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST Location Las Vegas, NV — This permanent position serves as a Public Affairs Specialist for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Southern Nevada Field Office, Nevada Fire Management Zone, and the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP). SNAP is an interagency partnership among the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that was established to coordinate management of public lands in Southern Nevada. These offices respond to numerous complex and controversial issues such as endangered species, Federal projects, habitat conservation and restoration, environmental contaminants, … Continue reading Employment/Jobs for Week 10/05/2008

Freelance Jobs and Markets for Week 10/05/2008

WRITING-WORLD — Payment: 5 cents per word for original articles, to a maximum of $100 (articles over 2,000 words are paid $100); $25 for reprints; $15 for humor. Payment on acceptance. We will also exchange advertising space for articles. We use articles between 800 and 2000 words, with a preference for the 1,000-1,500 word range. We never use short pieces (e.g., 500 words). Please don’t try to sell us a piece on “everything you need to know about writing a novel in 800 words or less.” It can’t be done. ===== SCHOOLARTS MAGAZINE — SchoolArts wants successful arts … Continue reading Freelance Jobs and Markets for Week 10/05/2008

Grants for Week 10/5/2005

GIFT OF FREEDOM AWARDS Fellowships of $50,000 designed to bridge the often fatal gap between a woman’s economic reality and her artistic creation. One fellowship awarded biennially. A Room Of Her Own Foundation P. O. Box 778 Placitas , NM 87043 (phone) 505-867-5373 Email: Website:   MONEY FOR WOMEN/BARBARA DEMING MEMORIAL FUND, INC. Grants of up to $1,500 to poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and for a mixed-genre category (illustration and text) to feminist women in the arts. Application fee is $20. Two application deadlines each year: December 31 (art and fiction) and June 30 (nonfiction … Continue reading Grants for Week 10/5/2005