Resources for Writers

Resources for Writers

FROM CATAPULT:

“Catapult, launching this September, is an innovative publishing venture created by the founders of Electric Literature and Black Balloon Publishing. As part of Catapult’s website (www.catapult.co), edited by Yuka Igarashi, former managing editor of Granta, and myself, we are accepting submissions and pitches for a nonfiction series called “Borrowed.” We’re looking for true stories about people taking and using something – a book, some clothes, an apartment, some money, an identity – that belongs to someone else. The narratives can be personal, investigative, historical, or all three at once, and take the topic in any direction. They can be about something you borrowed and didn’t return. They can be about a borrower or lender you’d want to interview. Run with it. More information on our submission guidelines can be found on our Submittable page at https://catapult.submittable.com/submit “

FROM MILK JOURNAL:

“Milk Journal is a biannual journal with online and print platforms. We are now open to general submissions for our Winter 2016 issue! We read submissions for our winter issue between August 1st and December 31st and for our summer issue between January 1st and June 30th. We accept only one submission per submitter each reading period. Our editors and readers are looking for various styles of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and reviews. We welcome all formats and natures of content, and value work that engages the mind and soul, is crafted deliberately, and reminds us of why we are passionate about writing. Poetry: (up to 5 poems, no more than 12 pages total). Fiction/flash fiction/non-fiction: (Less than 5000 words total). Submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.milkjournal.net/#!guidelines/urcm6 “

FROM YUNGST – PITCH SESSIONS:

“Get your book published. Yungstr, a new service for writers, has open pitch sessions in August for Fantasy/Sci-Fi writers. The pitch sessions are hosted by reputable agencies like ICM, Gersh, Trident, etc. The sessions are all with agents that are actively seeking new clients and new materials. Pitch session fee is $40 but use the coupon code lwg2015 to receive $10 discount when you sign up for your first session before August 10, 2015. To find out more or to sign up to pitch your book, go to www.yungstr.com.”

FROM “THE END OF THE TOUR” FILM:

“THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter and novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.” As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audiotapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace” about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide.”

FROM MIZNA JOURNAL:

“The Mizna journal explores the prose, poetry, and art of Arab America. Contributors do not have to be of Arab descent provided their work is of relevance to the Arab-American community. In this issue of Mizna, we will examine where different forms of oppression meet. Originally the term “intersectionality” was coined by law professor K. Crenshaw to address the ways in which black women have faced a particular kind of oppression due to the intersection of race and gender. We are asking you to share with us your stories, essays, and poems that reflect your own experiences or analysis of intersectionality of race, gender, class, religion, ethnicity, etc. For more information on when and where to submit: http://mizna.org/articles/about/36.shtml “

FROM BLUECAT:

“2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Now accepting Feature and Short screenplays Every entry receives script analysis Entry Fee: $40 Shorts | $60 Features Submit Your Screenplay: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2016-call-for-entries AWARDS BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY: $15,000 Grand Prize Four Finalists: $2,500 Prize BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY: $10,000 Grand Prize Three Finalists: $2,000 Prize MOVIE TITLE CONTEST Best Movie Title: Three Winners: $250 each *All screenplays entered by August 1st are eligible INTERNATIONAL AWARDS THE CORDELIA Best Feature Screenplay from the UK $2,000 Prize THE ROSHAN  Best Feature Screenplay from India $2,000 Prize THE JOPLIN Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK $2,000 Prize OFFICIAL RULES & GUIDELINES: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines MEET OUR 2015 WINNERS & FINALISTS: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2015-winners-and-finalists/ “

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