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Call for Submissions

CNW is developing a new, monthly, half-hour show for Cambridge Community Television which will feature talented local women writers reading from and discussing their work in any genre.

If you'd like to present your work and talk about writing with an engaged local audience via community television, and you:

-live in Greater Boston (inside 495)

-identify as female

-have published no more than one book
(or had no more than one play produced)

-are available on one or more of the following Wednesdays, from 5:15 to 6:00 PM: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21
please follow the guidelines below and send in your work today!


-Send a writing sample with no identifying information (no name, contact info, etc.) on it. DO include the titles of the pieces.
Prose: submit three copies of up to 15 pages, include at least two stories or story excerpts.
Poetry: submit three copies of up to 5 pages, include at least three poems.
Plays: submit three copies of up to 15 pages, include at least two scenes.

-Include a cover page with your name, contact info, and title(s) of the work in your sample, as well as a short (no more than 100 words)
biographical statement.

-Send your sample and cover page to The Center for New Words, 7 Temple Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

-Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The next judging period will begin on February 20. Please indicate which shows you are interested in/available for on your cover letter.

THE CENTER FOR NEW WORDS is committed to a simple mission: use the power and creativity of words to strengthen the voice of progressive and marginalized women in society. To accomplish this mission, our programs support diverse women‘s engagement with the entire “word cycle,“ from literacy to blogging to literary writing to opinion-making in the media and other domains of influence. Built on the wisdom, commitments, and competencies of 28 years of running New Words Bookstore, CNW is creating spaces and places where women’s words matter.

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