If you’re solely a poet or fiction writer, avoid the pursuit of bios and resumes entirely.
Publishing requires teamwork. Keep an honest and respectful dialog with your editor.
Jotham Burrello is an arts entrepreneur who founded Elephant Rock Books, an award-winning fiction and nonfiction press. He produced the instructional DVDs So, Is It Done? Navigating the Revision Process (with Janet Burroway), and Submit! The Unofficial All-Genre Multimedia Guide to Submitting Short Prose. When we asked him for some helpful hints for novice writers interested in getting published this is what he had to say...
Learning to say no might be one little thing we can all do for ourselves, and each other.
UrbanDaddy Chicago Editor Chris LaMorte on the importance of professional freelance pitches.
Chicago-based editor and freelance writer Amalie Drury works for PureWow.com, a digital lifestyle publication for women. For PW, Drury conceptualizes, writes or assigns and edits daily stories about fashion beauty, home design, health, food and travel. We were curious about her perspective on working with freelance writers and asked her for some helpful hints for newcomers.
A filmmaker finds footage of his childhood home burning to the ground, and draws a sense of closure from it.
On a set? Getting paid? That’s all gravy. Auditioning is the job, and the work is a perk.
Honesty comes in different flavors: brutal, gentle, tactful, diplomatic, revelatory. Pick your flavor, but don't be an asshole.
The fest pairs performers with hosts to showcase artists in non-traditional venues where the public can discuss art.
With the required licenses a performer can worry less about getting caught in the act.
The biggest challenge is finding out how each child learns, then catering your teaching.
In a general sense, there are three overall types of grants: foundation, corporate and government.
Protection doesn’t prevent anyone from stealing your music; it arms you with ways to reclaim your work and penalize the offender.
Is an internship a job, a class? Opinions on internships often fall along a fault line citing privilege as its division.
Almost all creative entrepreneurs under-charge their clients ... no one has looked at what it really costs to do the work.
Fiscal sponsorship “allows individual artists and collectives to access fundraising opportunities, financial services, training and mentoring expertise."
The Berne Convention requires uniform baseline protection, but generally this is based on the country of origin.
The most appealing thing to grantors is demonstrating an ability to develop a realistic and executable plan. Get specific.