I’m chin-deep at the moment, so to anyone who has sent me an email over the past couple of days, I apologize for being so slow in response. The book continues, as always, and I am lost in the jungle.
ST MARTIN’S MINOTAUR BEST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
The competition is open to any professional or non-professional writer, regardless of race or nationality, who has never been the author of a published “private eye” novel and who is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a “private eye” novel. All manuscripts submitted must be original works of book length (no less than 220 type-written pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language by the entrants. Must be a “private eye” novel as defined by these rules:
A novel in which the main character is an independent investigator who is not a member of any law enforcement or government agency, and who receives a fee for his or her investigative services. Deadline July 1, 2007. St. Martin’s Press will publish the winning manuscript by offering to enter into its standard form author’s agreement with the entrant. The winner will receive an advance against the future royalties of $10,000.
ALASKA WRITERS WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS
A few scholarships are available through the generosity of our sponsors. These cover the tuition for the workshop, which includes the two meals, but does not cover transportation or housing.
No more than 10 pages
12 pt font
Send as an e-mail attachment
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line on e-mail to read: “scholarship submission”
Submission cut off date is: July 1, 2007
Winners announced on July 15, 2007.
All scholarship applications will be judged by Renni Browne, editor/owner of The Editorial Department.
The PCA supports outstanding Pennsylvania artists by awarding Fellowships on an annual basis. Award amounts are either $5,000 or $10,000. Fellowships are offered in a variety of categories of artistic discipline.
THE WORKING FUND FOR PHILADELPHIA ARTISTS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS
Its purpose is to extend the creative lives of working artists with AIDS and HIV disease. The Working Fund itself provides small cash grants to artists for materials, equipment, and other types of support to create or document work in all disciplines of visual, performing and literary art.
People magazine is looking for general assignment writers, based in or near urban centers in the Midwest, South, Southeast and Southwest. Duties include reporting and writing features, breaking news and celebrity stories, as well as pitching in to help report group or breaking stories as assigned. Will also help run the group reporting of a story when necessary. Will travel.
Wanted: Underwater sports writing submissions. Will also consider articles on other outdoor activities if they are in proximity to area where underwater sports are practiced. Looking for hip, irreverent, edgy, and humorous pieces. Submissions should be fairly short and tight, 250-700 words, longer pieces considered but better have that epic, once in a lifetime storyline. Articles with photo or video support even better. Send Story pitch w/ outline.
ABC News.com, NYC, is looking for experienced Freelance Editors, for both short-term and long-term freelance assignments. Some of the positions will be full time freelance for an indefinite period of time. The ideal candidate will be an experienced journalist who has written and produced pieces on a wide range of topics. Position requires excellent writing and editing skills. Responsibilities include editing pieces, developing stories, and helping manage writers and sections of the site. Excellent news judgment a must. Ability to work long hours including weekends, early and late shifts when required.
Web Marketing Department for real estate brokerage firm is seeking freelance writers for special project. You will be part of a team of writers working on a comprehensive online guide to Chicago city neighborhoods. The project involves writing engaging, attention-grabbing content on individual neighborhood features, events and highlights such as restaurants, shopping, entertainment, resources, festivals, etc. This job requires exceptional creative writing and research skills. Think “Cond� Nast Traveller” magazine meets MetroMix.com.
� BA in English, Journalism, Marketing or related Field
� 2-3 years writing/editing experience
� Excellent creative writing skills a must
� Strong web-based research skills
� Detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized
� Familiarity of Chicago neighborhoods is a plus
WAVY TV NEWS WRITER
Judy Triska Creative Services Director
300 WAVY St. Portsmouth, VA 23704
Promotion Writer/Producer/Editor WAVY-TV(NBC) and WVBT-TV (Fox 43) are seeking a passionate self-starter to join a talented team of promo pros. Must be a news junkie and love writing teases. Must have proven writing, producing and editing skills. Responsibilities include topical news promotion, sweeps promotion and station image. Non-linear editing a must. AfterEffects and Photoshop a plus. College degree in broadcast or similar field. Send cover letter, resume and memorable reel dubbed to VHS or DVD.