Who should submit?
When it comes to issues of mortality, all of us have a story to tell. We want to know how your identity, expertise, and personal life experiences have impacted the ways in which you perceive, understand and engage with end of life. The Conversation Project (TCP) is humbly inviting individuals to submit pitches to be considered for our upcoming series of blogs that will focus on the theme of living fully through the end of life and explorations of life in light of mortality. Experts, scholars, practitioners, and artists from marginalized backgrounds and a range of fields are particularly encouraged to submit pitches.
What should you submit?
Submit a pitch! And, if your pitch is selected, you will be requested to submit a full piece. The pitch should take one of two forms. You can submit a bulleted outline that consists of the different points you will address. Or, you can write 1-2 paragraphs (maximum) that summarizes your vision for the blog. All in all, we encourage your pitch to be brief and concise.
Your piece should explore one or more of the following ideas:
- How contemplating and grappling with mortality can lead to living life more fully
- Stories about the genuine joy someone may have found in having meaningful conversations about end-of-life issues or decisions
- Humorous/funny takes on end-of-life conversations
- The power of listening in the context of having meaning end-of-life conversation
If there’s a specific topic that we did not mention and you are passionate about, please email us to inquire about it.
Your final piece, if accepted, can take one of the following forms:
- A blog that is 600-700 words
- A video that is no more than 5 minutes long
- A poem or series of poems
The deadline to submit a pitch is January 15, 2021. We expect to get back to everyone with our decision by early February.
If you’re selected…
Selected candidates will be compensated for their work. Writers of blogs will be paid $300 and we will discuss compensation with those who submit either a video or poem. For those selected, we would ask for the final piece to be submitted within a month of acceptance. In addition to payment, we will feature you on our social media platforms, website, and newsletters in the coming months.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.