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Spotlight on: The Greenpoint Writers Group

Abby Ronner reading her short story at The WORD ©Ona Abelis

The WORD Bookstore‘s basement is a magical wonderland for writers who know when to go—essentially, anytime that The Greenpoint Writers Group (GWG) is meeting for workshops or giving a reading. This is a fun group, and they are taking applications… Continue reading

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Call For Artists – Northside Festival & Bushwick Film Festival

© Northside Festival

One view of art is that the artist’s role is to create not for themself alone, but for the community they are a member of. This community centered view of art prioritizes the concept of resonance. Something is said to be resonant when it is able to move beyond itself as a point of origin and reverberate deeply throughout its environment. Are you resonant as an artist? Here are a few opportunities for you to let your work reverberate in your Brooklyn community. Continue reading

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Writers & Photographers & Illustrators Wanted – We Pay!

Calling all writers and photographers who absolutely adore Greenpoint & North Brooklyn! Greenpointers.com is looking for dedicated content creators for original blog posts specifically in the areas of:

Writing:

Fashion – street fashion, trends, new store openings
Art – interview artists/gallerists, openings, studio visits, online art trends and discussion
Music – shows, band interviews, digital mix tapes (we get tons of press passes!)
Real Estate/Architecture – new developments, rentals/homes for sale, guides
Food – Series, Reviews, Recipes, Interviews With Chefs
Environment – Local issues, Urban Sustainability, DIY Projects, Living Green
Tech – Local Start-ups, Online trends, Social Media, Local Blogs
Community News/Greenpoint Living
Events – Finger on the pulse of “What’s Happening?” in Greenpoint

Photography:

Photo Series, Street Fashion, Portraits, Interiors/Exteriors, Street Photography, Events

Illustration:

Local series, one-off illustrations for specific posts

We pay! And we have an office where you can come and write – with a/c!

We offer pay per post at market rate and can work out contracts for series of posts. Flexible depending on experience. Ideally posts once per week or bi-monthly commitment is ideal.

Email greenpointers (at) gmail.com

Subject: Contributor (Type) – ie Writer, Photographer, Illustrator

Include a short intro of why you want to write for Greenpointers and links to a few samples of your work and/or portfolio

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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“Put Your Money Where You Put Your Mouse Clicks” Writer’s Fund Reaches Over $900 – Goal $5000

First, I’d like to welcome aboard Tony Luib, who has been hired as a Managing Editor for Greenpointers.com! His organization skills are pretty insane. And you all know Victoria, right? She is now working exclusively on our events, since she kicks major butt producing those markets we all love. The team is growing!

I’d also like to give you an update on the Writer’s Fund. Well, we did it! We are now paying contributors for content on Greenpointers.com. It really feels good to send out those checks.

When you read “This article made possible by a donation to our Writer’s Fund by (blank)” that means a writer is getting paid for the story!

We are also raising money at our events, too. Saint Vitus donated $1 from every drink from the last comedy show and $5 from every supper at our next Sunday Supper will go to the Writer’s Fund, too!

I got giddy when new contributor Maria S (@msforpm) tweeted,  ”Just received my first ever paycheck for writing something. Thanks so much, @greenpointers”

Heart melting! These are the opportunities we can give to creative people in Greenpoint!

It makes me so proud of how supportive the local businesses and our readers are of the Greenpoint community. Direct donations from businesses, along with the recent raffle and even donations from readers like “Greenpoint Area Guy” who wrote, “I’ve been casually reading Greenpointers for a while, and figured I’d best put my money where my mouse clicks,” has funded over $900 in posts.

Our goal is $5000 for the year… (to pay local writers $20/post for 3-4 posts/week) – so we have a ways to go…

Please consider making a donation in any amount to our Writer’s Fund. We appreciate your support and readership very much!

Writer’s Fund

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WRITE, DRAW, SHOOT, PLAN, FILM, MEET, TALK

Greenpointers is a neighborhood website that serves as a communication hub for people who love Greenpoint. The more diversely and openly we can share our skills, ideas and information, the better we can support one another and grow as a community.

Greenpointers is holding general weekly meetings on Monday evenings at 7pm at Cafe Royal for contributors new and old, to discuss ideas, talk, write, shoot, film, draw, plan and create content for Greenpointers.com. (REDESIGN COMING VERY SOON!)

The first meeting will be held Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7pm.

Photographers, Writers, Artists, Organizers, Directors, Thinkers, Lawyers, Cartoonists, Accountants, Psychiatrists, Environmentalists, OTHER BLOGGERS, Chefs, Mechanics, Stylists, Animal Lovers, Bicyclists, Politicians, Children, Curators, Social Media Gurus, Illustrators, Designers, Bartenders, Fitness Instructors, ANYONE WITH ANY SKILLS to share that are relevant to Greenpoint is welcome.

If you have anything you want to offer, meet up in person with others who have also have something to offer.

The location and time of this weekly meeting is subject to change.

At this point, Greenpointers does not have a budget to pay contributors. But you can take advantage of the immense traffic the website gets to promote your own endeavors as shamelessly as you want.

All contributors’ content is reviewed, chosen and edited for appropriateness, relevance, grammar, spelling and posted at a time and date chosen by the editor.

RVSP on Facebook or email greenpointers (at) gmail.com.

If you want to be notified of time/location changes on a weekly basis, email and ask to be put on the Greenpointers’ Contributors Mailing List.

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