The truth is more important than the facts. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Interesting opportunities from Funds for Writers:
FOURTH ANNUAL ARIZONA SCREENPLAY SEARCH
Late Submission – November 1 to November 23, 2005 – $55
Extended Deadline – November 24 to December 30, 2005 – $65
All Genres. All writers 18 or older.
Category One: Arizona Screenplay – 2/3 of the script to take place in the State of Arizona.
Category Two: Open to all other screenplays.
First Place: $1,000 Cash, Script read by LIONS GATE FILMS plus Leading Hollywood Management & Development Companies, Feedback by an Industry Professional including but not limited to, a WGA west writer and/or Producer, a Comprehensive Script Critique by an Industry Professional, Final Draft Software, subscription to Script magazine, $75 Credit Voucher from Script Fly, listing on Inktip.com and Phoenix Film Festival websites, two VIP Passes to the 2006 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).
Deadline December 30, 2005.
The Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging creative artists (writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and spoken word; film and video artists; and choreographers). Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth. The program supports such activities as dialogue on aesthetic issues, the experience of seeing artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, time for reflection and individualized study, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, and research leading to the creation of new work.
INTERNSHIPS AT WALRUS MAGAZINE
Location Toronto, Canada. The Walrus editorial internship aims to introduce aspiring writers and editors to the magazine industry and to train them for future work in their fields. Editorial interns’ major responsibilities include fact checking, research, and reading unsolicited pitches. Interns take part in production and story meetings, may shadow edit articles alongside staff editors, assist with proof reading final copy, and are encouraged to pitch stories to the magazine. Administrative tasks are part of the interns’ responsibilities, but will never occupy more than ten percent of their time. To apply, please submit a statement of purpose, a resume, and two letters of reference. Editorial internship applicants who have a strong preference for starting time should indicate their preference. Qualified editorial applicants will be given a set of tasks to complete in a time limited period, and a selected group will be interviewed. All interns receive $900 bi-weekly, plus benefits. There are two six-month Editorial Internship sessions per year. Four interns are chosen for each session, and begin in pairs on consecutive months. Application deadlines are:
October 15, for January and February
April 15, for July and August
All applicants must be graduates of a post-secondary academic institution or design school and no more than thirty years old.