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Writer (Lead)

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Seeking writers for "The Night Shift Theater Journal" to stimulate online discussion among theatre makers is accepting pitches for editorial content.

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Males & Females, ages 18+, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Writer: (Lead) looking to celebrate the contribution to the soul of the arts that folk in the theater making community produce, we see a craving among our audience for a thoughtful and heartfelt essay-form work we hope you will share, what we ask is the privilege of publishing what you believe with our readership and for you to know how grateful we would be for your openness and generosity in contributing this, after sending in the essay, our editorial team will look over the work for general formatting and content issues, we will send it back to you for a final review if it is a story we feel is suitable to publish, if all is to your liking, we will inform you when it will be published, and we will do so at said time.


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Format & Structure

Aim for 500-750 words total in your essay (can be longer or shorter), title the document, use 12 point Times New Roman Font, double spaced, give credit where it is due, if you use a quotation, statistic, photograph, painting, etc. list the source [*and include relevant link(s)], when done, send the finished document as a .docx attachment to info@thenightshifttheater.org


Write from the heart
What is on your mind right here, right now? What is pulsing in your veins? What do you want people to think of and feel in life at this moment? Whether you are compelled to write an instructional piece about the business of acting, a heartfelt plea about a certain genre, or a research essay about something you’ve always wanted to know more about, consider it fair game to write about as long as you have a passion for the topic.

Think outside the box
What is your honest point of view about your topic? What is a thought that you’ve always felt that you feel few people consider? You are a unique individual so let your heart and mind soar with words on paper. You and your beliefs are irreplaceable, so do the world a favor and share them.

Be personal, but avoid being self-centered
Remember that you are writing to start a dialogue with your reader, to make people consider new things. Keep the reader in mind. Challenge them, enlighten them, soothe them, do something to them. Just don’t ignore them. And if you are being critical, consider constructive criticism. As grandma always said: you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Give yourself permission to write a terrible first draft
It happens. That’s why second, third, and fourth drafts exist. We won’t release anything you don’t [feel reflects] your thoughts and talents. Take the leap and just write. Judge after the first draft is written. Writing is a unique skill and may take some getting used to. Be brave and put pen to paper…or fingers to keyboard.

Have fun!

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