We are now seeking writers in the Baltic and Nordic countries to submit their ideas and proposals for articles and essays on contemporary dance intended for a broad readership across national borders. The challenge is to write with insight to a non-specialized audience, for this we encourage writers with all backgrounds to submit proposals: journalists, authors, critics, artists, novelists, scholars, etc.
Selected writers will be offered a grant for developing the text, with a following opportunity for translation and publishing in journals, newspapers and online magazines in the different partnering countries, as well as on writingmovement.com
The proposals should be no more than 250 words (app. ½ A4 page) and applicants should also submit a brief CV with relevant information, not more than 1 page. Proposals and CV’s must be submitted in English and a copy in native tongue may be included, as the later text should be written in ones own language (Nordic or Baltic languages). Include information on suggested length of a final version of the text, and your chosen genre.
Deadline for submission of proposals: 1’st of October. Send proposal and CV to: ine (at) danseinfo.no
The final text should be between 5000 (min.) and 10 000 (max.) characters.
The selection of the proposals, thus texts for further development will be made by the Writing Movement partners, as listed below. Emphasis will, in the selection process be put on originality, theme, relevance across national borders, publishing and readership potential, and importantly fresh perspectives on contemporary dance. Completed texts may in agreement between writer and publisher undergo an editorial process before printing/publishing.
**The grants are 500 euro for residents in the Nordic countries, and 250 euro for residents in the Baltic countries, including the publishing rights.
Contact the Writing Movement partner in your country for more information on the call. See the About section in the top menu.
**The difference in the fees is reflective of the difference in living costs in the different parts of the region.