Posts Tagged Women Writers

Useful Tips on Writing — for Pay

J. Danielle’s take at Media Strut this week following the news about HuffPo selling for a whopping $315 million allows us here at Feministing to continue the conversation on how women writers can monetize their writing.

So what’s the rundown according to J.?

Well first and foremost, J. encourages: make money. This is along the lines of what Linda Hirshman meant in Homeward Bound when she advocated that women should lose their capitalism virginity and get serious about balancing the pursuit of resources with “intellectual, prestigious, socially meaningful, politics-free jobs.” J. suggests that you can avoid the pitfalls of primarily writing for free by altering and re-posting the content you get paid to write. And how ...

J. Danielle’s take at Media Strut this week following the news about HuffPo selling for a whopping $315 million allows us here at Feministing to continue the conversation on how women writers can ...

Calling all Women Writers: Apply for the AROHO Orlando Prizes

January 31, 2010 is the deadline for the Orlando Prizes. These fiction, poetry, and non-fiction awards, that include $1000 and publication in the Los Angeles Review, are sponsored by A Room of Her Own Foundation. Not only is this a great opportunity to monetize writing, A Room of Her Own really gives a voice to the challenges women writers face. Learning about the backstory of A Room of Her Own really put the wind in my sails today.

During an evening session focused on midlife possibilities Mary [Johnson] told of her desire to write her story, asking the universe for “a room of my own and the opportunity to write.” At that moment Darlene [Chandler Bassett] found ...

January 31, 2010 is the deadline for the Orlando Prizes. These fiction, poetry, and non-fiction awards, that include $1000 and publication in the Los Angeles Review, are sponsored by A Room of Her Own Foundation. Not ...

Quickhit: Calling all Feminist Fiction Writers

Via Poets & Writers Magazine, check out this new writing contest targeting feminist writers.

Grants of up to $1,500 are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to fiction writers. Submit three copies of a short story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages, a project description, a budget, and a resumé with a $20 entry fee during the month of December. Send an SASE for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.

Women Arts, another great resource for women writers trying ...

Via Poets & Writers Magazine, check out this new writing contest targeting feminist writers.

Grants of up to $1,500 are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current ...

A few resources for women writers

A few weeks ago, I posted about the plight of the woman writer.  I suggested that more grants to supplement the shrinking supply of book advances would really make an impact on the lives of many young women writers. Since then, I have done some digging and have come up with three resources that you should know about if you are a young woman writer who is looking for ways to get funding.

The National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Writing Fellowships – These are grants from the federal government that award 25,000 dollars to individuals who want to take the time out to write, research or simply advance their career. The specifics for the 2011-2012 grant cycle will ...

A few weeks ago, I posted about the plight of the woman writer.  I suggested that more grants to supplement the shrinking supply of book advances would really make an impact on the lives of many ...

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