I don’t know if these writing opportunities are helpful to all of you, but whenever I get the Funds For Writers newsletter and see some of these things, I feel like it’s Christmas.
Yes, I am easy to please.
ANTARCTIC ARTISTS AND WRITERS PROGRAM
The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program is the component of the U.S. Antarctic Program that provides opportunities for scholars in the humanities (painting, photography, writing, history, and other liberal arts) to be in Antarctica or on the Southern Ocean–at research stations, camps, ships, and wilderness areas–to make observations needed to complete their proposed projects. The purpose of the program is to
enable serious writings in the arts that increase understanding of the Antarctic and help document America’s Antarctic heritage. Deadline June 7, 2006. On average, 22 proposals are received annually. In 2003 NSF received 33 proposals, the record. Typically, up to six each year are found highly qualified and result in a working trip to the Antarctic.
Most Lonely Planet guidebooks are updated on a regular basis by teams of between two and 10 authors (sometimes over 20) and we have a large pool of authors who we regularly contract, but we also regularly recruit new authors. All authors who work on our books are freelancers, hired on a contract-by-contract basis. We do not employ staff writers. If you are interested in becoming a guidebook writer, please send us a covering letter, your resume and two examples of your published writing work (preferably travel related) including details on where and when they were published.
THE AMERICAN GARDENER
The American Gardener is the official publication of the American Horticultural Society (AHS), a national, nonprofit, membership organization for gardeners. Readers are mainly experienced amateur gardeners; about 20 percent are horticultural professionals. Articles are intended to bring this knowledgeable group new information, ranging from the latest scientific findings that affect plants, to the history of gardening and gardens in America. Feature articles run 1,500 to 2,500 words, depending on subject and assignment. Payment for feature articles ranges from $300 to $500 upon publication, depending on the article�s length and complexity. Payment for departments is $200. Payment for photographs used with department articles is $50 each. 25% kill fee.
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial Grant Writer to build upon institutional giving program, and increase funding for performing arts center in North Jersey through the research, development, writing, and stewardship of grants. Location Englewood, NJ.
Job Announcement Number: OST.A-2006-0001
Salary $54,272 – $70,558. Deadline February 16, 2006. Write and edit speeches and public statements of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and other Departmental officials on high level policy issues by researching and analyzing transportation laws, regulations, policies, and program to develop complete and accurate information. Employer Department of Transportation. Location Washington DC.
Lethal Weapon is on. Oh, how I love that movie! Oh, the fiery passion I feel for Riggs and Murtaugh!