Monday, May 18, 2009

Reach Writers Online - Advertise Here!

Reach your target literary and creative demographic through our site. Morningside Writers Group offers paid online banner ads for publishing and entertainment companies and individuals. Contact us for rates at

Morningside Writers Group is listed among other regional writing groups, writing centers, and workshops that offer alternatives to a full time MFA degree program in the April 2009 Cover Story in
the Writer Magazine.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Seeking Bilingual Intern/Booking Agent

Seeking part-time bilingual (English/Spanish) assistant for administrative, editorial, research, marketing, and commission sales tasks. Looking to train a Junior Booking Agent in Publicity/Marketing firm.

Ideal Junior Booking Agent types at least 60 wpm, has legible handwriting, takes good written notes and dictation, able to work with minimal supervision, comfortable with cold calls, marketing/sales, and speaks and writes fluent English and Spanish.

Must have wireless-enabled laptop and cell phone. Should be familiar with performance spaces, festivals, and media/entertainment industry in the metro NYC area (and eventual national venues), or a fast learner/great researcher.
Send cover letter with availability and resume. There's an opportunity to earn commissions and work with emerging artists and writers.

If interested, please forward cover letter and resume to

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Latino & Asian Heritage Book Giveaway

Hachette Book Group and Harlem Writer are sponsoring a Hispanic and Asian Heritage Month Giveaway. Five winners will receive a set of the five books listed below. The contest is simple this time around: answer one question and leave a comment on this posting.The best five essay and comment combination will win!

Contest Rules:

1. The contest is open to US or Canadian residents with a valid mailing address only. No P.O. Boxes.
2. Applicants must use a valid e-mail address and home or cell number.

Format: Please submit essay responses using the following guidelines (Courier New, 12 pt, double –spaced, 1” margins on all four sides). Word count: 500-750 words.

Submit response as a .doc or .pdf attachment by midnight on 06/15/09, to, Subject: Latino Heritage Giveaway or Asian Heritage Giveaway

Books will be mailed to contest winners courtesy of the publisher.

Ready? Here goes.

  • Describe a time when a second or third language helped you in life. Traveling in a foreign country, a job promotion, or dating.
  • Describe a time when you prejudged someone based on physical characteristics, language barrier, or cultural differences. How did you overcome your personal limitations and embrace someone outside your comfort zone?
Latino Heritage Books:
B as in Beauty By Alberto Ferreras
Into the Beautiful North By Luis Urrea
Hungry Woman in Paris By Josefina Lopez ISBN
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos By Margaret Mascarenhas
Houston, We Have a Problema By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Asian Heritage Books:
Free Food for Millionaires By Min Jin Lee
Trail of Crumbs By Kim Sunée
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles By Jennifer Lee
Transparency By Frances Hwang
Strangers from a Different Shore By Ronald Takaki