STORYTELLING ENTREPRENEURS (grant, July 21) by Bear Guerra

Via Solutions Journalism:

The Solutions Journalism Network is seeking pitches from entrepreneurs interested in (or already) leading a solutions journalism-oriented project in their community.

The LEDE Fellowship is an opportunity for entrepreneurs leading solutions journalism projects to connect and learn from each other, and accelerate the spread of solutions journalism, creating both local impact and seeding national conversations.

The goal is to channel the energy and enthusiasm we’ve seen from members around the world into something with great potential for impact on the local journalism ecosystem and to build cohorts of champions around the world leading SJ projects. Successful projects will:

LEVERAGE the network: Projects should harness the expertise and resources of other journalists, be they from your community or others who are experts in the issue your project will take on.

ENGAGE the community: Fellows should not only connect, support, and/or celebrate journalists doing solutions journalism, but should also engage the community that the journalism informs.

DISSEMINATE the knowledge: Projects must directly produce (or catalyze the production of) more solutions journalism. We also encourage fellows to share learnings and best practices among one another and with the broader SJN network.

ELEVATE what — or who — is missing: Whether it’s amplifying marginalized voices or telling stories that mainstream media otherwise misses, successful projects will help to tell the whole story about what’s working.”

DEADLINE: July 21.

QUEER EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKERS (grant, July 17) by Bear Guerra

Via Barbara Hammer Grant:

“The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant is an annual grant awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. The grant is supported directly by funds provided by her estate and administered through Queer|Art by lesbians for lesbians, with a rotating panel of judges. In her last few months with us, Barbara decided to increase the grant amount, as she understood so well that a bit of financial help could make a big difference in a project. This year Queer|Art is pleased to announce that the grant has increased to $6,000.”

DEADLINE: July 17.

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.

EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ARAB WORLD (contest, July 27) by Bear Guerra

Via National Geographic Abu Dhabi:

“Interested in photography? @NatGeoAbuDhabi is accepting entries for their annual regional photography competition. The theme for this year is “stories of people of the Arab world”

In a joint effort to nurture the aspirations of budding photographers throughout the region, National Geographic Abu Dhabi and Almarai are proud to present Moments – a photography competition that requires participants from every walk of life to capture and move audiences and judges through a single image based on a chosen theme and inspired moment. As we enter the 8th year of this highly acclaimed competition, We hope to inspire the young and the young at heart. Push the boundaries of creativity. And ultimately, evoke a sense of accomplishment as we bring personal, heart-felt stories to life through the power of imagination.”

DEADLINE: July 27.



Via CityLab:

“We’re interested in the challenges and complexities of city life in the 21st century, in communities both big and small. We want stories from where you are that are interesting, relevant, and meaningful to people everywhere. We invite you to share your expertise and to help fill our blind spots.

What makes a good CityLab story?

CityLab stories span a number of topics, from transit to climate change. Check out our different channels: DesignTransportationEquityEnvironment, and Life.   

Whether we’re covering housing policy or an innovative art installation, our reporting reveals something about the problems, solutions, and surprises of the urban landscape.”


Via Brooklyn Arts Council:

“Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is pleased to announce summer Info Sessions for our 2020 Community Arts Grants! Artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to support artistic or cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2020. Community Arts Grants consist of the Brooklyn Arts Fund, Local Arts Support, and the Charlene Victor & Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund.”

DEADLINE: September 19.


Via The Awesome Foundation:

“Launched in April 2017, Awesome Disability is an independent chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global community that provides micro-grants with no strings attached. The trustees of Awesome Disability are people with disabilities who support ideas and projects in our community. Submissions are accepted between the 1st and the 15th of every month.”

WOMEN JOURNALISTS (fellowship, July 14) by Bear Guerra


“As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, six journalists will travel to Medellin, Colombia from September 26 to October, 11 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on September 26, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training (HEFAT) from September 27 to 30. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting in Medellin, Colombia and the surrounding area. The focus of this reporting trip is to generate media coverage of under-reported issues in Colombia and promote new narratives in the international media. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of trips outside of the base location in Colombia will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols. Any travel must be within a three-hour radius of the base location. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.”

DEADLINE: July 14.


ASPIRING ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS (fellowship, July 22) by Bear Guerra

Via Grist:

“The Grist Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and innovators of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional homemade croissant. Fellows have gone on to land jobs at Mother Jones, The New York Times, Wirecutter, Pacific Standard, Oceana, Greentech Media, The Stranger, and (of course) Grist.

The fellowship pays $2,750 per month. Fellows must make a six-month commitment.”

DEADLINE: July 22.



Via PRX:

“PRX is looking for someone passionate about audio storytelling and community engagement to run the PRX Podcast Garage’s newest location in Washington, D.C.

The PRX Podcast Garage is a community recording studio, classroom, and event space that supports new voices in podcasting and public media. In 2016, PRX opened the first PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, Massachusetts to support the work of local audio producers and storytellers. The facility now runs more than 100 events and workshops a year - serving over 2,500 participants - as well as a professional recording studio. Most importantly, the Podcast Garage is a welcoming community for new audio makers to get inspired, collaborate, and create.

Now, PRX is opening a second Podcast Garage in D.C. and we’re looking for the right person to bring it to life. We are a unique space in the audio world and this position is too. While you’ll work closely with the Podcast Garage team, there is also a lot of autonomy to imagine and implement ideas. The job is customer-focused ⁠- people come and go throughout the day, so you must be able to provide excellent hospitality. We are also an experimental organization where new ideas come up and change happens quickly, so you must be flexible and excited to contribute to that change. Finally, we are looking for someone who has a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity with a passion for supporting new voices in media.

This role is a full-time position, Wednesday through Sunday, based in the heart of D.C.’s creative community.The Community Manager will report to the Senior Manager of the Podcast Garage and work with remote PRX staff in Boston, Minneapolis, and New York City.”

DEADLINE: July 14.



Via Travel & Leisure:

“The Editorial Assistant is an integral part of the Travel + Leisure print editorial team. He/she assists the editor in chief, executive editor, and managing editor in the day-to-day operations of the magazine, ensuring a smooth workflow. He/she will help these senior team members run calendars and budgets; process invoices and expenses for staff and contributors; book travel for the editor in chief; meet and greet clients; and assist with maintaining the order of the office (picking up packages, messengering services). He/she will also contribute ideas to the magazine, participate in team editorial meetings, close departmental pages, and write FOB pieces, as needed.”



Via The Marshall Project:

The Marshall Project, a criminal justice reporting non-profit organization, is looking to work with formerly incarcerated photographers on a freelance basis in the United States. Please send an e-mail with the subject heading "Marshall Project Freelance Photographer" to with a link to your portfolio or samples of your work. If you are sending samples as opposed to a portfolio link, please limit the size of each photo to 1300 pixels wide, at 72dpi. Please send between 10-20 samples if not sending a portfolio link. We'd also welcome recommendations of formerly incarcerated photographers.”

CLIMATE WRITERS (call for pitches, July 1) by Bear Guerra

Via High Country News:

“The year is 2070. Climate change has reshaped the American West. What does your hometown's scenario look like – 50 years out? Scientific prediction or science fiction? Give us your best forecast about how such phenomena have affected your community or region. Risk it all for publication and prizes. Submit up to 200 words, or an art conception, about your region's future.”




Via Scripps National News:

“We are looking for an experienced video editor with a passion for narrative storytelling
and in-depth, ambitious and original journalism to work with our award-winning
investigative team. We’re a small team, so we need someone who can work both
independently and collaboratively, has high-output organizational skills and able to
weave video, audio, data analysis, graphics, documents and other elements into a
finished polished product for air and publication. The successful candidate will bring
journalistic integrity as well as cinematic and graphic skills. You are the right person if
you know how to make news documentaries that are cinematic, watchable and
impactful. This is a full-time role, ideally based in our Washington DC office.
Email with the position referenced in the header.”


Via Neon Hum:

“Neon Hum is a podcast production company located in Los Angeles, California. We work closely with our partners and clients to craft narrative-driven, cinematic audio productions from coast to coast. Together, we create programming of impeccable quality and mass appeal.

The team at Neon Hum Media is growing fast, and we want you to be a part of it! We're currently looking to fill new permanent positions in production, editorial, engineering, and development. We also have a number of limited-run projects on contract.”


AUDIO DOCUMENTARY MAKERS (prize, July 8) by Bear Guerra

Via IDA:

“We currently accept both stand-alone and documentary series. A stand-alone audio documentary may be either a one-off program or a single or multi-part documentary episode from a series (i.e. The Problem We All Live With from This American Life) that stands on its own as a documentary on a single subject or theme. A series is comprised of multiple episodes, conceived and constructed with a beginning and an end, with all the episodes being listened in order to create a complete story and/or support a complete theme (i.e. NYT's Caliphate, Serial, LA Times' Dirty John, APM’s In the Dark). Radio shows and podcasts that consist primarily of news reporting, interviews and conversational episodes are not eligible.”


CREATIVE WRITING TEACHERS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via University of North Carolina Wilmington:

“The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Ecotone postgraduate fellow in the Department of Creative Writing, on a two-year, 12-month appointment, beginning Fall 2019. The successful candidate will engage in teaching and in scholarly and creative research as part of the Department of Creative Writing. They will teach one course in publishing and/or creative writing each semester, with all curricula emphasizing diversity and inclusion. Research will include assisting in editorial, managerial, and other projects for Ecotone, the award-winning literary magazine of place, as determined by the magazine’s needs and the candidate’s skills and interests, including marketing, promotion, and editing prose. The successful candidate will join a nationally recognized department that offers both a BFA and an MFA, as well as an undergraduate Certificate in Publishing.”



Via Full Frame Documentary Festival:

“The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS), is accepting applications for a part time, paid programming position that will begin in October 2019 and end in mid-April 2020. The assistant will gain broad experience in various functions of the festival programming department and obtain an overall view of how festival content is determined, organized, and exhibited. The assistant will be based at the Full Frame offices in Durham, North Carolina, for the duration of the position. The 23rd annual festival takes place Thursday, April 2, through Sunday, April 5, 2020.”