WOMEN OF COLOR IN RADIO (mentorship, September 30) by Bear Guerra

Via AIR:

“Women reporters of color are still vastly underrepresented across U.S. newsrooms and media industries. To bring more sustainable support to this group of makers, AIR is excited to launch Claiming the Rad in Radio Fellowship, a mentorship program designed to provide career pathways, resources, networking opportunities and advice for women of color in media.

Claiming the Rad in Radio will pair five mentors with five women-identifying makers of color for five months. During that time, mentor-mentee pairs will have five contact hours for coaching and discussions around topics like career transitions, assertiveness on the job, dealing with race and gender bias, salary/pay negotiations and finding/creating community for self care.

Throughout the mentorship period, mentees will have exclusive access to five webinars specifically designed for the fellowship cohort and their mentorship discussion topics. We’re bringing together a line-up of incredible women in the industry to serve as mentors, including Independent Storyteller Dmae Roberts, fundraising expert Alyce Myatt, CEO Juleyka Lantigua Williams of Lantigua Williams & Co., Audience and Innovation Director Kim Bui of AZ Central, and Editor and Reporter Carmel Delshad of WAMU.”

DEADLINE: September 30.


JEWISH WOMEN FREELANCE WRITERS (call for pitches) by Bear Guerra

Via Jewish Women’s Archive:
Jewish Women, Amplified welcomes pitches and high-quality submissions of original writing: essays, analyses, opinion pieces, and interviews. All pieces should be written from a Jewish, feminist, and/or historical perspective. We review poetry submissions on a case-by-case basis.

All submissions of finished work should be between 800 and 1,000 words. Pieces should be submitted as publication-ready as possible. If you're sending only a query, please include clips or writing samples. We reserve the right to edit submitted posts for content, clarity, and length, and will do so in dialogue with the writer.

While we are committed to celebrating the voices and contributions of Jewish women, we are not a space for self-promotion and will not accept written work that publicizes individuals, projects, or products that do not relate to our mission.”



LADY PHOTOGRAPHERS IN LATIN AMERICA (workshop, September 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Women Photograph:

“This four-day workshop for women and non-binary photographers will involve skills-building sessions, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and hostile environment training.

December 12-15, 2019
Quito, Ecuador
Registration Fee: $80 USD
Travel stipends available.”

DEADLINE: September 15.



WOMEN JOURNALISTS (safety training, September 15) by Bear Guerra



The International Women's Media Foundation is thrilled to offer its second security training for journalists based in the United States. We are committed to helping improve the ability of journalists to report safely in an increasingly complex world. This initiative is supported by the Grant for Equity in Reporting from the CBS Corporation. The four day HEFAT course, offered with RPS Partnership, will take place in Phoenix, Arizona from November 13-16, 2019. It will be designed for US-based, women-identifying journalists with at least one year of full time professional journalism experience and a special emphasis will be placed on how to report safely from the United States' southern border. The IWMF will select up to 20 journalists to participate and seeks to support journalists who have not had the opportunity to receive security training, especially journalists from underrepresented backgrounds, and journalists who report from the United States' southern border. The IWMF will arrange travel and lodging for all participants.”

DEADLINE: September 15.


WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS (grant, August 29) by Bear Guerra

Via Leica Women Photo Project:

“Leica is looking for three female photographers to kick off its inaugural Leica Women Foto Project, which is aimed at amplifying the voices of female photographers. Selected photographers will be awarded a $10,000 grant to pursue their work and a one year loan of a Leica Q2. Those interested have until August 29 to apply, grant winners will be announced by mid October. It's also free.

Leica says they are looking for stories with viewpoints that are underrepresented in the photo world. The hope is the program will help provide a more dynamic viewpoint of the world around us.

Photographers will need to submit a series of 10 images from a personal or long-term project, and at least four of the images must have been created within the last year. A 500-word proposal describing the work, its relevance in today’s social climate, and a detailed plan of how the grant money would be used is also required. Photographers must be legal U.S. residents in order to qualify.

The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges that included Karin Kaufmann, Maggie Steber, Elizabeth Avedon, Laura Roumanos, and Deborah Willis.”

DEADLINE: August 29.


WOMEN OF COLOR FREELANCE WRITERS (call for pitches) by Bear Guerra


“ZORA is Medium’s online publication by, for and about women of color. 

Launching in June of 2019, our goal is to provide women of color a must-read destination for daily stories that reflect, enhance and uplift the complexity of her life.

Our topic areas include (in no particular order): current events, culture, identity, race, justice, equality, work/life, family, self, sexuality, parenting, psychology, spirituality, career, friendship, aging, habits, love and dating, body image, trauma and recovery, caregiving, hobbies... and the list goes on. 

We look at all these topics through the lens of the lived experiences of women of color. If a story touches on some aspect of pulling back the curtain—on the individual level, or the wider cultural level—it might be a fit for us.”


ASPIRING WOMEN OF COLOR PODCASTERS (free training and resources) by Bear Guerra

Via Spotify:

“While women of color have been breaking ground in podcasting, we know there’s more work to be done and more voices to be heard. That’s why Spotify created Sound Up, an immersive accelerator to create space and provide resources for new podcasters. You don’t need any experience; all you need is an idea.

As a part of Sound Up, you’ll develop your idea through a free, weeklong program covering technical production, storytelling through audio, marketing your podcast, and developing the skills and confidence to create your podcast pilot.

At the end of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your idea to a panel of industry experts, who will then select 3 participants to each receive $10,000 to fund the production of five episodes of your podcast idea.”

DEADLINE: June 21.



Via Women Photograph:

“Female, female-identifying and non-binary documentary photographers of any nationality can apply for grants.

Women PhotographGetty Images and Nikon are offering documentary grants to emerging visual journalists.

Grants, which vary from US$5,000 to US$10,000, can support either new or in-progress documentary projects.

Applicants are invited to submit a photo story, rather than singles, as part of the application. Multimedia projects are welcome.”





Via House of Pod:

From the Margins to the Center is the first podcast incubator of its kind in Denver, Colorado.

This month-long program will take place at  House of Pod in Denver, Colorado for 28 contact hours of podcast instruction over four weeks. The program will include a keynote session with  Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, who founded an independent production company, weekly classes, a one-year membership to the House of Pod recording studio, and access to open drop-in sessions. Additionally, participants will be paired with leading women producers of color as their mentors.

The most promising producer from the program, as selected by the AMPED Board, will be eligible for a $5,000 grant to support the first season of their podcast. The incubator will be free for all participants, and childcare during each class will be included. Housing and transportation will not be included, so the program may be more convenient, though not limited to, aspiring local producers.”





Via Open Society Foundations:

“With the goal of supporting the next generation of feminist activists in Latin America, the Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange and Women’s Rights Program are joining together to create the Young Feminist Leaders Fellowship.

The Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists, aged 22 to 30 and based in Latin America, who want to launch a project of their own design to foster a more just, inclusive, accessible, and feminist future for Latin America. Successful projects will reflect on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, address current realities, and propose a specific and detailed idea for advancing women’s rights and gender justice.

This 12-month fellowship program explicitly recognizes the threats of discrimination to an open society and seeks to create a leadership pipeline to promote young people who have personal, direct experiences with interpersonal and institutional prejudice.”