Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive. — Mel Brooks
SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION TRAVEL GRANT
SLF travel grants are awarded to assist writers (speculative fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction) in their research. They are not currently available for academic research, though we hope to offer such funds in the future. We are currently offering one $600 travel grant annually, to be used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses. Our travel grants will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the basis of interest and merit. Factors considered will include:
a one-page written description of the project in question, including details on the travel location and an estimated completion date (no more than 500 words), a writing sample in the proposed genre (up to 10 pages of poetry, 10 pages of drama, or 5,000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction); please note that the writing sample must be a solo work (work completed only by the applicant), a bibliography of previously-published work by the author (no more than one page, typed); applicants need not have previous publications to apply.
If awarded the grant, the recipient agrees to write a brief report of their research experience (500-1,000 words) for our files, and for possible public dissemination on our website. Deadline September 30, 2006.
SEA CHANGE COTTAGE RESIDENCY
Sea Change Cottage served as a bakery for the tiny Long Point settlement in its years across the bay. Today, this beautiful antique home serves as a unique retreat for artist and activists, women and men whose artistic visions for social change � through performance, writing, and the visual arts � are creating new possibilities and profound change in their respective communities and beyond. Sea Change Residencies offer four to eight week residencies and a stipend of $600 per week to nominees deeply involved in a variety of movements, from radical feminism to hip hop theatre, from anti-globalization to justice for American Indians. The Sea Change Residencies� values are simple: Support artists and activists whose stunning work is re-creating definitions of “center” and “margins”, whose commitment stems from a determination to shift structures of power that are as common as air, and lethal to the core.
NATIONAL PARKS MAGAZINE
NPCA publishes articles about areas in the National Park System, proposed new areas, threats to parks or park wildlife, new trends in park use, legislative issues, and endangered species of plants or animals relevant to national parks.Articles for National Parks should be directed to a largely nonscientific but well educated audience. Features run approximately 2,000 words. Pays almost $1/word.
CITY LIMITS MAGAZINE
A magazine and online news service focusing on New York City neighborhoods and the issues and institutions that affect them. Readers are government officials, policy advocates, neighborhood leaders, journalists, housing developers, public interest lawyers, social service providers and others trying to enhance life for New Yorkers. Looking for news, investigations, features, profiles, policy analysis, book reviews, book excerpts, and essays with a strong basis in reporting. Roughly 25 to 60 cents/word.
USDF Connection publishes freelance-written features, personality profiles, how-to training articles, and first-person accounts of life in the dressage world. All articles must focus on USDF programs or members or on the sports of dressage or eventing. We are particularly interested in expanding our coverage of adult amateur riders and in including the “amateur angle” in the stories we publish. Contributors receive bylines and a copy of the issue in which their work appears. Payment is made upon acceptance and ranges from $40 to $400, depending on the scope, complexity, and quality of the piece.