Hey all. So this is unpaid (I know, I know) but word is that it's worth it to have an opportunity to work with this guy. -Mia
Tag Archives: writing
pitch a comedy feature film
Hey all. Interesting opportunity forwarded by one of our members. Check it out. -mia
I wanted to pass this on to the group. It’s a chance to pitch a comedy feature film idea to an incubator that’s partnering with lion’sgate films. Sounds cool.
Here’s the link: http://massify.com/partnerships/lionsgate/makingcomedy/overview
Patch.com seeks multimedia reporters and columnists
Hey folks. Multimedia reporting opportunity below from one of our FC members. Check it out!
Patch.com seeks local multimedia contributors, reporters and columnists in the Danville, Pleasanton and San Ramon areas. Patch is looking for reporters and contributors who can come up with story ideas or might be able to take on breaking news stories. We are also looking for a weekly columnists who have something to say about these communities.
The ideal candidate is a writer based in Danville, Pleasanton, or San Ramon, who is an expert on, and will enjoy writing about the communities.
Some of the topics we’re looking include:
-Shopping and Trends
This is a paid gig, at the rate of $50-$75 per piece, depending on experience (these are for 200-500 words, but we will pay more for longer/more in-depth stories). We are looking for web-savvy writers who will include links to relevant online resources and will jump in and engage with readers who comment on their articles or columns. We’re also willing to consider shorter, blog-style posts several times a week instead of a single 400- to 700-word article/column if the topic lends itself to that approach. We are also open to multimedia pieces, from slideshows to online video, text and photographs.
For consideration, please send relevant writing samples (including links to any online writing or multimedia pieces) and a résumé.
To learn more about Patch, please visit Patch.com and click on any of the links.
For specific questions, please contact:
Marnette Federis – Pleasanton Patch
Elizabeth Shemaria – Danville Patch
Julie Dowling – San Ramon Patch
possible photo opportunity and poetry prize
Hey folks. A couple posts courtesy of the Freelancer’s Guild. There has been some confusion in the past about this, so let me clarify: the Freelancer’s Guild is a separate organization (part of the CA Media Workers Guild) that has its own organizers, events, posts, etc. They are doing some great work for Bay Area freelancers, including trying to get a group health insurance policy, so if you haven’t already, check out their website and join up: http://guildfreelancers.org/gf/
We are Freelance Cafe, a group that started out as a social network and has since turned into an information sharing listserv and community. All of the posts to Freelance Cafe are copied to the Freelancer’s Guild, and while we share a lot of information and resources, we remain two separate entities. If you have any questions about this, please contact me or Sara Steffens <email@example.com>, the Freelancer’s Guild organizing guru.
Hope all who attended had a great time at the holiday party, and happy holidays from the very COLD northeast! Best, Mia ___________________________
Topic: Stock photo company?
Is anyone familiar with Cavan Images? They have been posting on Craiglist looking for new contributors, and their Web site claims that their photographers regularly earn $500 – $1000 per day: http://www.cavanimages.com/blog/?page_id=931 * Here’s the latest Craigslist ad:*
Who we are: Cavan Images is a wholly owned image library that buys and commissions work from talented photographers. Photographer’s can either submit images they have shot on their own or, with a proven track record, can be selected for commissioned projects.
What we are looking for: – Assistants and those just breaking out. This is an excellent way to make money using your camera instead of pushing someone else’s lights around. – Professionals looking for a great way to help subsidize the costs of your travels and various personal projects.
Benefits: – Photographer’s that are working with us have free access to the latest digital gear to help pull a shoot together. We currently have Canon 5D mark II kits, which include a 24-70mm 2.8 and a 70-200mm 2.8, plus plenty of flash cards. – Any imagery that we choose to add to our collection will be retouched by one of most highly respected retouching studios around. These retouched images will be returned to you for your own self-promotional and fine art needs. – As our company expands and our outreach grows we will continue to help market photographers working with us through our website and contacts in the photographic community.
Topic: Kundiman Poetry Prize for Asian American writers
Kundiman announces Poetry Prize The Kundiman Poetry Prize for Asian American writers New York- Kundiman, Inc. is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Kundiman Poetry Prize in partnership with Alice James Books.
The prize is open to emerging and established Asian American poets. The award of $2,000, publication of the winning manuscript, and sponsorship of a reading make this a highly desirable prize. Submissions are accepted from November 15, 2009 to January 15, 2010. Guidelines for submission are available to http://www.kundiman.org/%5BCLB%5D_Brightside/1.Source/prize.html Alice James Books is a cooperative poetry press with a mission is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and beginning poets, with particular emphasis on involving poets in the publishing process. For more on Alice James Books, go to http://www.alicejamesbooks.org/ . Kundiman was founded in 2002 to provide opportunities for Asian American poets to perfect their skills through education and performance and to promote Asian American literature as a vital part of American letters. Its programs include a summer poetry retreat, held annually since 2004 and a reading series in New York City.
Kundiman’s partnership with Alice James Books for The Kundiman Poetry Prize is made possible through the support of Fordham University. For more information on Kundiman, go to http://www.kundiman.org .
Roy Peter Clark, writing coach extraordinaire, in a rare NYC appearance
For any of you NYC folks who might be interested. (Let me know if these posts are still interesting/relevant/etc.) -mia __________________________
Short notice, folks, but if you have ANY interest in ANY kind of writing (and are in NYC), try and stop by this free, public event. He’s amazing (he’s been on “Oprah,” among a million other places). No RSVP required.
“Writing Tools” with the Poynter Institute’s ROY PETER CLARK
7-9 p.m. Lecture Hall, Third Floor, Columbia Journalism School, 116th & Broadway
ROY PETER CLARK has taught writing at every level — to school children and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors — for more than 30 years, and has spoken about the writer’s craft on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” National Public Radio and “Today”; at conferences from Singapore to Brazil; and at news organizations from The New York Times to the Sowetan in South Africa. He is the author of “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer,” the book and the blog. In addition to teaching us tricks of the trade, he has also promised to give a small musical performance. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEARN ABOUT COLUMBIA J-SCHOOL EVENTS IN ADVANCE: http://bit.ly/columbialectures
Chicago Manual Online – group rates
Another resource to offer members – group discounts for the Chicago Manual of Style online. I’m sure there are similar sites/discounts for AP and other style guides.
Small user-group prices:
|2–5 users||$25.00 per user if the group subscribes by September 30, 2007|
|6–10 users||10% discount – $22.50 per user if the group subscribes by September 30, 2007|
|11–15 users||15% discount – $21.25 per user if the group subscribes by September 30, 2007|
|16–20 users||20% discount – $20.00 per user if the group subscribes by September 30, 2007|
this one is fun – nanowrimo
NaNoWriMo – These guys sponsor National Novel Writing Month, challenging folks to write a 175-page novel between November 1 and November 30. But more than that, they are trying to create a community of writers who would otherwise be alone in their rooms/offices/local cafes. The founder, Chris Baty, is an Oakland-based freelance writer.