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 up until 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 write a full blog. The pitch can take various forms. You can submit a bulleted outline that consists of the different points you will address. Or, you can write 1-2 paragraphs 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:
- Personal experiences with having conversations about end-of-life care/death/dying with those who are close to you
- Unique reflection on the issue of mortality
- How you/your community perceives mortality and conversations/care leading up to death
- How your profession helps alleviate the burden of death
- How you have seen others approach this work well
- Popular culture and mortality
- What you wish health care providers/clergy/etc. knew about death in your community.
If there’s a specific topic that we did not mention and you are passionate about, please email us to inquire about it.
Your pitch should be submitted as Word document or PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re selected…
We will be selecting up to 15 writers in this summer 2020 round and are able to offer $400 as compensation. In addition to payment, we will feature you on our social media platforms, website, and newsletters in the coming months.
The expected word count for pieces is a minimum of 700 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. The deadline to submit your pitch is July 29th (this submission can be in the form of bullet points).
We look forward to hearing from you!