My Hound is a website that lets you sign up for release announcements about your favorite entertainers (authors, actors, musicians). Just pop in a name, your email address, and when Keanu Reeves has a new movie out, bam! You’ll get an email. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. I’m going to try it out and see what happens.
Brainiads is supposed to be some kind of marketing tool for bloggers in the literary community. I don’t know if they’ve had any success, but the links are great.
Other opportunities from Funds for Writers:
APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL OF PLAYS
Six plays will be selected and given readings each year. Following each reading there will be a discussion of the piece with the Festival Panel (made up of local and regional theatre professionals) and the attending audience. We hope this process will shed new light on the plays allowing the playwright to further develop their piece. Each year two plays are given Mini-Productions (fully produced with minimal technical elements). Plays must be written by an Appalachian playwright (currently living in the Appalachian Mountains which, for our purposes, run from New York State to Alabama) OR the plays must contain Appalachian settings and themes. Full-length plays are preferred. Please submit the full script and an SASE if you wish your play returned. The writers of the selected plays will be provided with housing and transportation in order to attend the reading of their play. Deadline March 31, 2007.
$25 APPLICATION FEE
The Vermont Studio Center offers 4 – 12 week independent studio Residencies year-round (with a limited number of 2-week Residencies) for 52 artists and writers per month (24 painters, 12 sculptors, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 12 writers). All VSC Residents receive private studio space appropriate to their medium (open 24 hours a day), simple private rooms and excellent food. In addition to the opportunity for focused, independent work VSC Residents can interact informally with a large and varied community of professional peers as well as through open studio evenings, slide showings, and readings which allow those Residents who wish to to share their work with one another.