Still chugging along, working on the proposal. Also working on the novel (the next Dirk & Steele) and a short story (paranormal erotica). Lived through the night, even though in the wee dark hours it sounded like the coyotes had the house surrounded and were trying to knock it down with howls. I suspect they were not as close as they sounded.
Some writing opportunities from Funds for Writers:
HUNGARIAN MULTICULTURAL CENTER INTERNATIONAL ARTIST-In-RESIDENCY
The artists are selected on the basis of their application, their demonstrated commitment to art, their discipline, their total resume and their references. Selections are made by members of the Board of Directors of the HMC. The Artist-in-Residence Program is for artists involved in the creation of visual arts and literature. It is neither a school nor an artist`s colony. It does, however, offer an opportunity for professional artists to explore their full creative potential. During their residency, artists are provided with a studio space and exhibitions.
MILITARY OFFICERS MAGAZINE
Features, up to $1,800; mini-features, up to $1,000. Payment on acceptance. Topics: Current military/political affairs; recent military history, especially Vietnam and Korea; financial planning; health and fitness; military family; retirement lifestyles; travel; and general interest. No fiction, poetry, or fillers.
enRoute stories are infused with the idea of mobility, with travel-related stories occurring throughout the magazine. We speak to an international readership that is on the go, cultured and educated. enRoute is Air Canada�s award-winning bilingual (English/French) inflight magazine. Our base rate is Cdn$1/word; payment is upon acceptance, within 30 days of invoice.
AFRICANA HOMESTEAD SHORT STORY CONTEST
ENTRY FEE $8 for Children and Youth/$20 for Adults. Three categories: Children, Youth and Adult. Deadline October 31, 2006.
Children (ages 5-11 by October 31, 2006.)
First place $150, Second $100, Third $50.
Youth (ages 12-18)
First place $300, Second $200, Third $100.
First place $450, Second $300, Third $150.
Open to residents of the 50 US states and territories. The subject must be any aspect of the historic or present-dayblack experience in the United States or its territories. Must not exceed 7,500 words.
TUMBLEWORDS – WYOMING
The Tumblewords Audience Development Program provides grants for readings and short-term residencies by Wyoming writers. Schools and nonprofit organizations can request up to $750 to bring a Tumblewords roster writer to their community. The Arts Council pays the writer’s fee and travel expenses, while the sponsoring organization is responsible for the writer’s meals and lodging during the course of his or her stay. If you are a writer in Wyoming interested in being on the roster, the annual application deadline is April 1. Applications will be available in February each year.
MAINE ARTS TEACHER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The program will support up to eight fellows annually, beginning in the 2007 school year. Tuition, travel and expenses up to $4,000 will be covered by the fellowships. The Fellows� schools will also receive $1,000 for post-Fellowship work, restricted for the Fellow�s use with students. Most fellowship activities will be conducted during the summer, but they can occur throughout the year. Fellowships might include attending an international photography institute, dance festival, playwriting program or craft school; personal study with a master musician; or participation in an artist�s retreat. Guidelines and applications will be available on the Maine Alliance for Arts Education website, http://www.maineallforartsed.org, on July 1, 2006, and the first fellowships will be awarded in March 2007.
Modest Needs is a nonprofit organization reaching out to hard-working individuals and families who suddenly find themselves faced with small, emergency expenses that they have no way to afford on their own.
THE FADER MAGAZINE
The FADER magazine is the definitive voice of emerging music and the lifestyle that surrounds it. Through in-depth reporting and a distinct street sensibility, The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the mainstream to the heart of the underground. Pays up to
Seeking freelance writers, copy editor, photographer andothers in this new start-up magazine. Deadline December6, 2006. Will discuss payment rate based upon experience.Tint Magazine is an emerging Detroit-based, nonprofit, quarterly publication devoted to being a smart, edgy, and progressive magazine that celebrates “women of every color.” Circulation includes 10,000 print and online readers, and we�re distributed in select locations across the US and in the metro-Detroit area. Looking for smart, resourceful, and enthusiastic candidates to take on all positions. The job requires a commitment of roughly 10-15 hours a week, manyof which will be done outside the Tint Magazine office.
BABY & TODDLER
PREGNANCY & BIRTH
Pays up to $1/word. Consumer magazine for parents. Website has detailed guidelines on slant, payment and style for all three magazines.
THE COUNTRY MOUSE WINTER 2007 POETRY CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
First prize $500. Second prize $250. Third prize $100. Online submissions only. No restrictions on style. Deadline November 30, 2006. All published winners and finalists will receive a print edition.