FREELANCE BOOK REVIEWERS AND ANALYSTS (call for pitches, July 21) by Bear Guerra

Via High Country News:

“Each fall, High Country News produces its Books & Authors issue, showcasing some of the best and most exciting writing about the modern American West. We intend to surprise and delight our readers with interesting titles and writers, and with excellent longform essays and narratives. This year, we’re especially interested in highlighting diverse perspectives.

We're accepting pitches in the following categories:

  • Book excerpts

  • Book reviews

  • Author interviews

  • Author profiles

  • Essays”

DEADLINE: July 21.


SHORT FICTION WRITERS, POETS FOCUSED ON MOTHERHOOD (call for stories, August 1) by Bear Guerra


Via Mom Egg Review:

Mom Egg Review, a literary magazine about motherhood, seeks submissions for their 18th annual print issue, themed HOME. Poetry, short fiction, creative prose, and hybrid works. They also seek art focused on mothers and HOME.

Submissions are opening May 1, 2019 for the 18th annual print issue of Mom Egg Review/ MER, themed HOME. We publish literary work that is about mothering or motherhood; submissions for this issue should be about motherhood and this issue’s theme of HOME.

We seek work about motherhood in the context any of the many connotations of HOME. Some possibilities: Your childhood home, first apartment, the home you live in and create. Homelessness. Home land. Home base. Torn between homes. Also all the rooms of the home and what is done in them (kids’ room, kitchen, bedroom), the neighborhood, others’ homes, being away from home (hospital, travel), etc. Of course, as well, the earth is our home. The nature of “home”—is a home a place, a feeling, a center, a community? Can work be a home? Can a poem be a home?

We publish poetry, flash and short fiction, creative prose, and hybrid works (up to 850 words). We also seek mother-themed art.”

DEADLINE: August 1.

U.S. FREELANCE JOURNALISTS (free training) by Bear Guerra


Via GJS:

“Freelance journalists, journalism students and researchers can apply for this free training.

The 2Lives Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program offers the Hostile Environments & Emergency First-Aid Training (HEFAT) June 5 to 7 in Miami, Florida.

Participants will learn about risk assessments and planning; situational awareness; emergency first aid; travel security; convoys and checkpoints; kidnapping risk reduction; basic digital hygiene; personal safety against street crime, sexual assault & hostile mobs; active shooter response; interrogations and captivity; resiliency, tactical breathing and stress management; and more.

The organizer will provide ground transportation, lodging and meals. Trainees must pay for their own airfare.”

DEADLINE: April 19.

FREELANCE CORRESPONDENTS IN VENEZUELA (security training) by Bear Guerra

Via ACOS Alliance:

“Freelancers covering the conflict in Venezuela: ACOS and the @AP are partnering to provide two bursaries for a HEFAT in Colombia later this month. Course provided by @GJSsecurity.

The course is mainly dedicated to those covering the conflict in Venezuela, and it will take place from Monday through Wednesday, March 25-27, 2019”

DEADLINE: March 14.