03 July 2012

Femministas has moved to WritersForDiversity.blogspot.com

Please be advised that we have moved all posts to our new blog, Writers For Diversity. If you are looking for opportunities for women writers only, there is a "for women writers" tab in the navigation bar over at the new blog. To our e-mail subscribers, please re-subscribe using the "subscribe by e-mail" link at http://writersfordiversity.blogspot.com to continue receiving regular updates. Thank you.
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16 June 2012

Freelance Writers Wanted for Authenticity for Women (pay: $50-$150 for initial submissions | anywhere)

Authenticity for Women will begin publication Fall 2012 as an exciting alternative to encourage and support women in pursuit of a TRADITIONAL lifestyle.

This is a totally new concept and publication effort, with an opportunity to get in on the ground floor, and grow as we grow. Submissions should promote traditional/conservative choices, without appearing political or overtly religious.

  • Healthy Living Offering a variety of important information covering not only positive choices for physical health, but also supporting healthy mental, spiritual and emotional health. Beauty will be included in this category.
  • Relationships & Love Whether a spouse, children, parents, siblings, co-workers or best buddies, articles will provide proven strategies and encouragement for positive lifelong relationships. We will not be offering sex advice here - if a relationship is in order, the rest is - obviously - a natural.
  • Homestyle Money-saving tips & projects, and the latest gadgets to help the day run more smoothly.
  • Literature/Poetry Your original work - a short excerpt, essay or poem for readers without time for a full novel.
  • Careers Celebrating the many faces of our working girls, from executives and entrepreneurs to wo-manual laborers. Our readers are not stereotypical spenders - women are flexible and inventive when finding ways to keep money in the bank.
  • Generations Profiling the valued experiences of mature women who were there before, and can help our readers through.
  • Survivors Women often are perceived as easy victims. We want to celebrate the strength of those that faced overwhelming obstacles and overcame. (Identity can be protected through publication.)
  • Where the Good Ones Have Gone Profiling men that exhibit the important traits of devoted husband and loving father through their daily lives. Unfortunately, not all our readers possess real-life experience in this area and might need to know "what it looks like" whether for their own relationships, or in guiding future generations.
  • Photos Topics should illustrate the concepts we promote, with a short written excerpt.
  • Submissions which fit our theme, but not represented by suggested categories encouraged.

  • 100 to 600 words, whether a side item we can include with a related article, to full feature article.
  • Profiles – Careers, Generations, Survivors, Good Ones and other topics as appropriate, please include photo, or the opportunity to include a portrait.
  • Republishing considered, but not preferred. Please indicate that your submission has been previously published with appropriate reference information. Rates will adjust accordingly.
  • Videos to post on our website www.AuthenticityforWomen.com encouraged. Same categories apply.

Rates will vary according to length and amount of edit/revision required, from $50 to $150 for initial submissions. Once a working relationship has been established, rates will increase accordingly.

Submit through email: Submissions@authenticityforwomen.com. You will receive verification of receipt, including determination after consideration for publication.

Via: journalismjobs


For queries/ submissions: submissions@authenticityforwomen.com

Website: http://www.authenticityforwomen.com/
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15 June 2012

Lit Undressed Seeks Work Inspired by "Women in Disguise"

Deadline: 15 August 2012

Lit Undressed is looking for poetry and short-short fiction (maximum of 400 words) inspired by “women in disguise”. Send your work and a 50-word bio to litundressed@yahoo.com by August 15th. Selected pieces will be performed live by nude figure models at the fourth installment of Lit Undressed in fall.


For queries/ submissions: litundressed@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.facebook.com/LitUndressed
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Call for First-Person Essays from Women - Stepping Up: Stories of Blended Families (paying market: $100 per story | US)

Deadline: 30 September 2012

Samantha Ducloux Waltz is seeking first-person essays from women who are or have been part of stepfamilies that are nurturing places and also stepfamilies where family members must find ways to rise above the challenges they face/d at home. She is looking for a diversity of voices and welcome submissions from a variety of family situations. As an editor she values honesty, clarity, specificity, showing, not telling, tight writing, and the sharing of insights. Pieces should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length.

WORKING TITLE: STEPPING UP: Stories of Blended Families

  • How did you get into a step situation?
  • Were you initially delighted, devastated, or ?
  • What are/were your greatest joys?
  • What are/were your greatest challenges?
  • How did being part of a stepfamily affect your perception of yourself? Of others?
  • How do you think others perceived you because of your step status?
  • What labels were you comfortable/uncomfortable with?
  • What cultural myths did you have to fight? How did you fight them?
  • Are there things you missed in a stepfamily that a nuclear family might provide? Things you gained?

PAYMENT: $100.00 upon publication and two copies of the published book.

More than half the families in America are living in step. Some work beautifully, but more than 60 % are torn with conflict and will end in dissolution. Parents and children currently living in stepfamilies, or coming from them and making their own way as adults, have stories that will entertain, inform, perhaps trouble but ultimately inspire us.

Submit through Samantha's website. Please include a list of any previous publication credits with your query or submission.

View the full call for submissions at literarymama.


For submissions: through the editor's website

Website: http://www.pathsofthought.com
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Bloggers/ Stringers Wanted for Major Women's News and Lifestyle Site (pay: $25 per post | telecommute)

An editor at a major women's Internet news and lifestyle site (one of the top four brands on the web in both news and lifestyles) is looking, essentially, for bloggers/stringers in a couple of categories, to write quick-turnaround, reported, sourced daily news posts on women's fashion, beauty and other topics. This is an opportunity for young or inexperienced writers to learn about news reporting, writing, sourcing and other invaluable skills. Payment is a small stipend per post ($25) with opportunities to increase the pay scale if it works out. People who are available for a handful of posts a week are welcomed. The editor is willing to work around your 'day' job.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for writing with a personal blog, college paper gig or entry-level media experience. Experience with blogging software is a plus. It's a women's site, but men are welcome. Please attach a resume and short cover note if you're interested.


For queries/ submissions: 6xw7r-3077883572@job.craigslist.org
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14 June 2012

Heiress Productions Playwriting Competition 2012

Deadline: 1 August 2012

Heiress Productions, Inc is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising cancer awareness and funds through entertaining and inspirational professional theater productions.

Heiress Productions is now accepting submissions for its 2012 Playwriting Competition! Here’s how to enter:

Scripts should be full-length and mostly comedic in nature (or with major comedic elements). In addition, the plays should be unpublished and should not have been produced in NYC. Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2012. The prize for the winning play(s) will be a complete reading in NYC produced by Heiress Productions with the potential of being fully produced at a later date.

For consideration, please send the following materials to scripts@heiressproductions.org -

1. Cover Letter

2. Synopsis

3. Ten (10) representative pages.

These will be the basis for the first round of consideration. Scripts selected to continue will be read in their entirety by the judging panel.

4. Resume of the playwright(s)


For queries/ submissions: scripts@heiressproductions.org

Website: http://www.heiressproductions.org
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Free to Enter: Goethe Institut's Modern Grimm Fairy Tale Writing Competition (win a trip to/ language course in Germany | New Zealand writers only)

Deadline: 1 July 2012

This year is the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm’s book of fairy tales. These storytelling treasures have influenced many of the greatest modern writers, including our own Katherine Mansfield and Janet Frame.

We invite you to write a Grimm fairy tale for modern Aotearoa New Zealand. Your story can work with local or international folktale elements, but please avoid a simple retelling of well-known tales from the world’s great mythologies – such as those involving Maui or Zeus or Odin.

However, you should feel free to try updating and relocating one of the famous Grimm stories, such as Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White, Thumbelina, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella . . .

Or, if you like, one of the lesser-known stories – there are over 200 of them . . . Or, best of all, you can write something entirely original. We don’t insist on castles or elves or frogs that turn into princes, but we look forward to entries that have some of the magic and storytelling power that inhabits the tales handed down to us by the Brothers Grimm.

Your story must begin with the words “Once upon a time . . .”

Organised by the Goethe-Institut in association with the New Zealand Listener and the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington.

  • There will be one winner and two runners-up.
  • The winner can choose between a four- or eight-week German language course in Germany in 2013 in one of 11 cities, including Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt. The prize includes flights and accommodation. It cannot be transferred or given in cash, but there is an alternative prize of a new iPad if the winner cannot travel to Germany.
  • The winner will also receive a 12-month subscription to the Listener, as will the two runners-up.
  • The winning story will be published in the Listener and the runners-up on the Listener website.


The judge is author and children’s books commentator Kate De Goldi, whose books include The 10PM Question, Book of the Year at the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.

  • You must be a New Zealander by birth or naturalisation, or have been in residence in New Zealand for three years continuously immediately prior to the competition’s closing date.
  • No staff member of the Goethe-Institut, the New Zealand Listener or the International Institute of Modern Letters may enter.
  • Entrants must be 18 and over.

  • Your story should begin with the words “Once upon a time . . .”
  • The story must be between 1000 and 1500 words.
  • Stories that have been previously published (anywhere on the internet or in print) or broadcast are ineligible.
  • No story may be entered, or already have been entered, into any other competition until after Thursday, September 13, 2012.
  • Only one story per entrant. The last date to receive entries is Sunday, July 1, 2012. Late entries will not be accepted.

  • You must use a pen name on your entry. Include a separat cover-sheet containing your name, phone number, postal address and email, your pen-name, and the story’s title.
  • Entries must be typed, in English, and double spaced, with pages numbered.
  • Entries should be sent as two email attachments (Story and Coversheet) in either Word or PDF to arts@wellington.goethe.org

  • Winners will be required to provide biographical information and photographs to the Goethe-Institut and the New Zealand Listener for promotional purposes.
  • Winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in Wellington on Thursday, September 13 (travel costs within New Zealand and accommodation paid).
  • No responsibility is taken for entries, but receipt of entries will be acknowledged by email.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned.
  • The winning entry will be published in the New Zealand Listener, and the two runners-up on the Listener website, on Friday, September 14.

Entrants retain copyright of their submitted works but grant APN Specialist Publications NZ Ltd and the Goethe-Institut a licence to publish their works in print and/or electronically.


For queries/ submissions: arts@wellington.goethe.org

Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/nz/wel/
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