Sunspot Lit Call for Best Opening

Sunspot Literary Journal wants your best fiction, nonfiction, or poetry opening. No restrictions on theme, category, or length of the piece from which the beginning is excerpted. Submit up to 250 words for prose and up to 25 words for poetry.

First place winner and finalists will be published. Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Work can have won other awards without being disqualified. Entry fee is $8,50.

Cash award of $250 for the winner. For more information, visit Sunspot Lit’s website or the contest page.

New Urban Arts Hiring 2 Part Time Positions

New Urban Arts is hiring a Resident Artist Mentor in the Literary Arts and a Youth Engagement Associate.

About New Urban Arts
New Urban Arts is a nationally-recognized community arts studio for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, RI. Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives.

Overview- Resident Artist Mentor
New Urban Arts is hiring a Resident Artist Mentor (RAM) in the Literary Arts. We are looking for a generalist who can work with students on various skills and in various styles, from performative self-expressions undertaken purely for personal satisfaction to school assignments and college essays. The RAM will embody our core values of connection, voice, inclusion, leadership, and risk by:

  • Participating in the life of New Urban Arts’ afterschool studio on a daily basis;
  • Creating meaningful relationships with youth;
  • Teaching, coaching, and editing students in a wide range of writing styles, including poetry, lyrics, and various forms of prose, such as fiction, creative non-fiction, academic writing, and college essays.

Overview- Youth Engagement Associate
The Youth Engagement Associate ensures that New Urban Arts is a welcoming, supportive space for everyone. They help maintain a healthy, supportive social atmosphere in our afterschool programs by building relationships with as many students as possible, connecting students to artist-mentors and each other, anticipating potential conflicts, and communicating continuously with the rest of the program staff about the needs and concerns of students. The Youth Engagement Associate builds community among students, mentors and staff. They also have data entry duties.

Please check out the full job descriptions for the Resident Artist Mentor in the Literary Arts and the Youth Engagement Associate positions. Application deadline for both positions is September 1st.

Trinity Rep Seeks Major Gifts Officer

Trinity Rep seeks a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to join our development team. Reporting to the Director of Development, the MGO  will support the achievement of Trinity Rep’s fundraising goals and growth through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects with the capacity to give five- to seven-figure gifts. The MGO will manage a portfolio of 100-125 major and planned giving donors and prospects, conducting 10-12 visits per month and meeting activity metrics and revenue goals. The MGO will also manage the theater’s legacy giving program. The ideal candidate will be self-starting, highly organized, goal-driven, able to effectively communicate with a variety of constituencies and build strong relationships on behalf of the theater. Minimum requirements include: bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and three or more years of fundraising experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience); a working knowledge of customer relationship management and/or fundraising database software (Salesforce or PatronManager preferred); and interest in the arts.

Please see full job posting at for more details.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.

Compensation: $48,000 to $50,000 annually. Trinity Rep offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, voluntary supplemental benefits, 401(k), vacation, sick time, personal time, paid holidays, and theater tickets.


Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater, Trinity Rep, is a nonprofit LORT theater with an annual operating budget of $10 million located in downtown Providence. Since 1963, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community. The theater’s mission is to reinvent the public square with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages our diverse community in a continuing dialogue. We do this through nationally recognized stage productions, a professional resident acting company, graduate training programs offered in partnership with Brown University, lifelong learning opportunities, and arts education programs that reach students in grades K-12.  With a growing subscriber base, Trinity Rep produces a seven-show season of contemporary and classic work for 100,000 patrons each year at the historic Lederer Theater Center, which houses the 500-seat Chace Theater and the 250-seat Dowling Theater. Trinity Rep’s robust education programs provide access to outstanding arts learning experiences for 20,000 students annually.