Scissors Paper Pen are working with Melbourne’s Express Media and Canberra’s BMA to deliver yet another extraordinary review writing experience for FOUR young Canberra writers during You Are Here festival: 14-24th March 2013. A collaboration between Buzzcuts and SPP, we’re calling it Papercuts.
What you get: Review writers will have places put aside to attend You Are Here events they would most like to review. Successful applicants will attend a two-hour training session with BMA Editor Ashley Thomas. Their work will be co-edited, and published on the Scissors Paper Pen blog, as well as potentially being featured on the Buzzcuts, HerCanberra, Lip Magazine, or RiotACT websites, and in BMA magazine. Because of You Are Here festival’s brief life, writers will work to tight deadlines, and garner invaluable experience working with editors, learning to appreciate and articulate their own opinions, and working with other writers and artists. Most importantly, successful applicants will have the opportunity to find their reviews writing skills polished and published.
Interested? Here’s what we need from you:
1. An application: Write us a cover letter and put it in the body of an email, titled, ‘Papercuts 2013’ Include your age (applicants must be under 30 to be a young writer) and a phone number.
2. An example of your work: attach it to the email. This can be a short review you wrote of a book, or a piece of non fiction you penned for a class once: we need to see your non-fiction guns.
3. We need you to have a look at You Are Here festival, so you know what you’re in for.
Applications are due by 5pm March 1st. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will be notified on March 2nd, after which an email concerning the date of training, and other important information, will be sent out.