The WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER DIRECTOR'S NOTE:
WISC brings incredible scholars, artists and others to Santa Fe as fellows-in-residence. We hope you will attend their presentations, meet our fellows and support this important work by becoming a member.
Writers, artists, scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. WISC seeks proposals aligned with our focus areas, broadly defined, as the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy. Everyone is welcome at WISC to pursue work relevant to the interests and experiences of women.
Applications are welcome from individuals or groups needing a place to work on creative work or a publication; scholars with research interests in a local archive or collection; project developers seeking a space to develop a program or proposal; or others whose work relates to advancing scholarship and awareness of the achievements of women in WISC’s focus areas. Please see the list of past WISC Fellows for an idea of the breadth of topics WISC has accepted in the past.
Fall review period begins NOVEMBER 1st. Any applications submitted after 12 midnight Mountain Time on this date will be reviewed during the next review period, beginning March 1, 2019.
Fellows will be housed in shared space in a private residence in historic Santa Fe, NM. Housing includes a private bedroom with a desk, private bathrooms, common space for meeting, and access to a wireless network and printer.
Visit the WISC website for more information about the organization and our fellowships and proceed to the Submittable application.
Art Tucker, owner and founder of Artotems Co., a local marketing and publicity firm, along with teammate Kristen Romero, gave an in-depth presentation last Wednesday evening at Tiny’s Restaurant. The two pulled back the curtain at their workshop titled—“Your Book Is Published, Now What?”—a how-to guide for authors who have recently published a book but aren’t sure what to do next. The workshop covered important elements such as what goes on a professional author website, different types of reviews and how to get them, social media presence, and much more. Attendees were able to ask many questions on each topic and get some insight into how they can get their published or upcoming books out into the world.
Poet, shaman, drummer, publisher, friend....however you knew him, Stewart has deeply touched some of us with his generosity. Founder and publisher of Mercury Heartlink Publishing, Stewart was a central figure in the Southwestern poetry scene for three decades. He would want us to carry on and put it forward!
The photo above is Stewart “preaching poetry on the tracks,” with arms outstretched, eyes lifted, to a crowd on the platform in Bernalillo, NM, January 2015. Stewart organized the writing excursion on the Rail Runner, where we took a group of poets to Santa Fe to meet at op.cit. books (when it was located right off the tracks) for a poetry reading.
Are you a closet writer? Do you have a flair for brevity? Take our challenge and write a short short story using 30 words (or less).
This contest supports Reading Works, a community-based nonprofit that enriches the lives of adults and their families by increasing their literacy skills through free one-on-one tutoring or small group instruction.
$5 per story (pay for submissions below)
Stories will be judged on creativity, narrative cohesion, and word use.
Prizes & Public Reading
For more information, visit https://www.reading-works.org/short-short-story-writing-contest.html
The SouthWest Writers would like to invite members of the New Mexico Book Association to their annual potluck and holiday party on Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. to noon. The party will be held at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living in the Labyrinth Room. There will be awards, door prizes, cake, writing games, and music from the Jammy Time Band. For more information, visit https://www.southwestwriters.com/.
Request for Applications
Kiva Editor, Volumes 87-89
The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and Taylor and Francis copublish Kiva: The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. Kiva is the premier journal of the Southwest and has published peer-reviewed articles about archaeology, anthropology, history, and linguistics since 1935. The journal has a print circulation to AAHS members and regional, national, and international distribution, with digital access through Routledge (a subsidiary of Taylor & Francis Publishing) and JSTOR. The journal is now being indexed by SCOPUS and the Emerging Sources Citation Index. The Society is now accepting applications for the position of Kiva editor. Editorial teams will also be considered. The editor spearheads the publishing process by working with the book reviews editor and Routledge’s editorial, production and marketing team. Routledge is responsible for the publication of Kiva, including production, distribution, sales, and marketing. Although the Society is based in Tucson, the editor is an independent contractor and may reside elsewhere.
The editor has a working relationship with the Society’s Publications Committee and Board of Directors through an initial contract covering three volume years. Responsibilities of the editor include maintaining the established high quality of the journal. External advice and consultation are available through an Editorial Advisory Board appointed by the editor. The editor accepts and solicits manuscripts, oversees peer review of all research articles, and provides editing and proofing of four issues per volume year; each issue is about 120 printed pages. Specific duties include Spanish abstract acquisition, maintaining communication with authors, reviewers, the occasional guest editor, and the Publications Committee. An online submission and refereeing site uses Editorial Manager Software to facilitate article tracking and publication. Routledge provides training for the system.
The contract is renewable and payable in the amount of $2,000 per issue, upon completion of each issue ($8,000 per year). The ideal candidate has a background in Southwest archaeology, history, ethnography, or a related discipline.
Please visit http://www.az-arch-and-hist.org for additional information.
Applicants: Start date is May 1, 2020. Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae no
later than February 1, 2020 to:
Dr. Sarah Herr
Desert Archaeology, Inc.
3975 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
This is an equal opportunity contract not affiliated with the State of Arizona
The OCT. 5th Day of Action against Domestic Violence raised awareness of the issue and helped many who had experienced different levels of violence and abuse feel that their day had finally come. 12 communities around the country participated and our local Santa Fe community produced an event that included many speakers from service organizations, a declaration from the Mayor, a theatre piece written and directed by Talia Pura, music by Marsie Sylvestro and a ceremonial die-in directed by Dr. JoAnne Tucker. Leona Stucky, Regina Ress and JoAnne Tucker, all with the board of Healing Voices - Personal Stories created the Day of Action after Leona wrote a memoir about intimate partner abuse and then realized that the public still doesn't understand the root causes or the effects of domestic violence. Healing Voices will make a short documentary from video clips taken from the different communities' Day of Action. We are grateful to the many organizations that supported us, including 100 Women of Santa Fe, who gave us a grant.
Mary Neighbour, owner of MediaNeighbours, gave an extremely informative workshop presentation on October 23 at La Montanita Co-op. She based the topics off of her upcoming book, Wizard or Wannabe?, a how-to guide for authors and self-publishers. The book and the workshop cover a common topic: how to avoid hiring faux professional help, and how to tell the difference between an industry wizard, and just a wannabe. She focused on four main areas: editors, cover design, interior design/layout, and book shepherds. She went through detailed lists of qualifications that a professional in these industries should have, and questions to ask them before hiring. There was an interactive open discussion throughout the presentation where the audience was able to ask specific questions and get expert answers and opinions from Mary. If you missed out on attending the workshop, look out for Mary's book that will be coming out January 2020.
NMBA member Mary Neighbour gave a presentation on the topic of her upcoming workshop, Wizard or Wannabe: How authors & self-publishers can vet the professionals they need to edit, design, & shepherd their books. Mary shared some of the expertise she has gained over her long career as a “book shepherd,” a guide to authors wanting to write and publish a book. She mentioned tips on how to tell if a consultant is up to industry standard, and not just someone who is trying to make money off you, which she will go into detail at her upcoming workshop on October 23 at La Montanita Co-op. There was a robust question-and-answer session, where a few wanted to know what they should be paying for certain services such as an editor or a cover designer. The answer was simple: it depends. It depends on the scope of what you are asking for and the quality of work you are expecting. Mary recommended meeting with multiple people, looking at examples of their work, and being very clear about what you expect from them, and then comparing their price to others. Bottom line: there is no flat rate or magic number when it comes to pricing. To learn more, consider attending her workshop by signing up here.
Message from Peggy Frank, the owner:
Book Mountain has proudly served the readers of Santa Fe in the same location for 39 years. Unfortunately, it has come to pass that we are forced to move. The owners of our little plaza have been great to us for almost four decades, but time and progress march on. The entire building is going to be remodeled, and sadly there will be no room for our used book emporium after the renovation. We love serving our wonderful customers and do not want to close our doors.
We are now reaching out to our loyal customers to ask if anyone knows of any place near our current location that would accommodate our store. If you can help us, please call at 505-471-2625 or stop by at 2101 Cerrillos Road.
Thank you very much,
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