EMERGING MAGAZINE AND EDITORIAL WRITERS (fellowship, October 25) / by Bear Guerra

Via IDA:

“In its ongoing mission to serve, empower and engage a diverse range of voices, perspectives and experiences from the documentary community, The International Documentary Association (IDA) is calling for applications for its newly launched Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellowship initiative. 

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), this fellowship is designed to enhance opportunities for writers from underserved and underrepresented communities to participate in the editorial planning process at, and contribute content to Documentary magazine, the only US publication dedicated solely to documentaries, available via print and online. This program will, in turn, help IDA to enrich its editorial content, furthering and deepening an ongoing community-wide conversation about the nonfiction form and the issues and themes that are driving the documentary profession. 

The fellowship program, which runs from January through December 2020, will provide stipends of $2,000 each and the opportunity to attend an industry event for four emerging writers.

The writers will:

  • Participate in quarterly editorial meetings

  • Pitch, write and deliver a minimum of 3 print or online articles each between January 2020 and December 2020

  • Participate in 3-4 video mentorship sessions throughout the year with documentary industry representatives who will offer insights on the field. 

  • At IDA’s expense, travel to and provide coverage of Getting Real 2020 or another local or regional film festival or industry event.”

DEADLINE: October 25.