Introducing: Caferati Listings
Unlike most of our newsgroups, this one doesn't require moderator approval to join. And it is a send-only list, so you you will not be subjected to endless replies, debates and chatter.
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About Caferati Listings
Since we have access to a bunch of writers, we get a lot of requests to help publicise contests and submissions to anthologies, list job openings and stuff like that. Some of these we post to our forum, or forward to our local groups. This can get tedious when done piecemeal. So we decided to create a separate newsletter devoted to just that task.
Caferati Listings will send out information about interesting writing opportunities, paid and unpaid (provided we think they're cool) and events.
• Contests, online or in print.
• Calls For Submissions from publishing houses and the media, online or in print.
• Information on literary events and festivals that seek participation from outside their own geographical area.
• Job opportunities for writers, full-time, part-time, freelance, retainer-based or one-off assignments.
Emails to this list will never exceed one a week. More likely than not, it will be a comprehensive monthly mail, unless something very juicy, but with a very short deadline crops up.
You can also choose not to receive any emails, and only visit the group's home page whenever you please. (Just remember to bookmark it, hm?) You can adjust those settings when you sign up, or later, by visiting the group's page.
Caferati's editors are the only ones who will have access to the email address you use to subscribe to Caferati Listings.
We will never sell, rent or lend this list to any other person or organisation.
Submissions to Caferati Listings
You are invited, nay, urged, to send in information about contests, events, writing opportunities, calls for submissions, literature festivals and the like.
You need not be the person behind whatever it is you're submitting. You're welcome to send us tip-offs and links as well. In the case of tip-offs, we will credit the first person to send in a particular item. Like so:
Via: Salman Naipaul, your URL(if you send us one). Please let us know if you do not want to be credited.
Mail editors AT caferati DOT com, and use the words
For Listings - Submissionor
For Listings - Tipin the subject line to ensure you get past our spam filters. (Do NOT mail the group directly. It is, as we said, a one-way mailing list, so your mail won't reach us or Caferati Listings subscribers.)
Make your submission brief, and do include URLs where those interested can get more info.
• Name of event or opportunity
• Brief explanation
• Conditions / restrictions / deadlines
• URL for more information, if necessary
• Your name and URL
Conditions for Submissions
Do NOT send us email with attachments. We won't open them.
If there is any kind of entry, admission or application fee, please state that clearly.
Likewise with deadlines, and any other restrictions or conditions.
For unpaid writing opportunities, please state why you think the opportunity is worth the application.
If you submit a paid job opportunity, please state clearly the experience, qualifications and/or certifications you consider mandatory, contact details for queries, and the preferred method of, and deadline for, application.
If you're including a "more information" URL, please link directly to the relevant page or permalink. Don't post a parent site site link and expect people to go search. If you're expecting us to hunt and then list your submission, we have two words for you. Ha. Ha.
Caferati's editors reserve the right to refuse to include your submission, and to not give you any reasons for refusal.
Listing events or opportunities will be free for as long as we can manage it.
However, if this list becomes insanely popular (we wish!), and begins to take up large amounts of the time we set aside to earn our livings, we may consider charging for submissions, particularly where the person or organisation making the submission stands to make money. This will be with plenty of advance notice. And if we do so, paid submissions will be in a separate, clearly marked section.
Strictly local events
For information on Caferati's own local read-meets and other strictly local writing-related events and opportunities, please check if we have your city covered in our list of local newsgroups (URLs below), and subscribe to one of those.
Just to make this clear, you don't have to be a Caferati member to subscribe to Caferati Listings. Of course, for those of you who aren't, we would be thrilled to see you on our free Forum, currently hosted on Ryze.
~ Annie Zaidi, Manisha Lakhe, Peter Griffin
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