About James DeAngelis

Jim DeAngelis is a publishing and media professional with 20 years of experience. Jim has worked in various industries, including fundraising, library/reference, government, telecom, legal, and tech, for such top publishers as Ziff Davis, American Lawyer Media, and Congressional Quarterly Press.

Over his career Jim has managed editorial, print and online production, and webinars teams. He is an expert in directory and database publishing and has judged publications for OPASTCO. He is also the former Vice President of the Database & Directory Publishers Forum & Network.

In his spare time, Jim is one of the volunteer leaders of Jersey City Writers and loves to write short stories.

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Recess: Children Stories for Adults — Call for Stories

Jersey City Writers (JCW ) is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of children’s stories for adults. Think Curious George slaving in a cubicle, or Green Eggs and Ham and Boozy Brunch, or the Pevensie siblings discovering a nightclub in their wardrobe instead of Narnia. Just please, make it your own – no copyrighted […]

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Street Walking

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. I have lived in the metropolitan New York City area for more than fourteen years and every day I walk the city’s streets. Over the years I have been pushed and jostled. I have been stepped on and nudged. […]

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August Writing Opportunities

Just because it is the we are in the ‘Dog Days’ of summer doesn’t mean you should take a break from writing. The following are 7 opportunities that you should submit your work to this month: Lambda Literary Foundation Lambda Literary Foundation, a publisher of LGBTQ voices, is seeking submissions for the second issue of Nepantla: […]

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July Writing Opportunities: Don’t take the summer off

Just because the summer is here does not mean you should take a vacation from writing (or submitting your work). The following are 8 opportunities to submit your work for publication: ‘Defying Doomsday’ Anthology Twelfth Planet Press is accepting dark fiction stories for an upcoming anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a strong emphasis on disabled […]

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Jersey City Writers Seeks Fantasy Fiction

Jersey City Writers Seeks Fantasy Fiction

Jersey City Writers presents an evening of fantasy fiction this August.  All subforms of the genre are accepted, including dark fantasy, fairy tales, high fantasy, magical realism, sword and sorcery, urban fantasy or any other fantasy subgenre.  Please read carefully all submission guidelines if you are interested in submitting. Submission Guidelines – 1,300 words or less […]

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7 Writing Opportunities in June

Looking for a place to submit your poem, short story or nonfiction piece.  JCW has compiled a list of 7 opportunities not to miss this much.  They include: Salamander 2015 Fiction Price Salamander is a nationally recognized magazine that publishes literary works of transformative power.  Prize include a $1,500 honorarium and publication.  Deadline: June 1 JCW’s […]

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JCW & JCI Seeks Your Poems for National Poetry Month

JCW & JCI Seeks Your Poems for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Jersey City Writers and Jersey City Independent and is holding an open call for poetry submissions. All forms of poems are acceptable so send us your ballads, haikus or sonnets. All work submitted will be judged anonymously. Criteria for entry: 1) poet must be […]

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Writing with Style: A Quick Intro into Three Style Manuals

Most of us learned grammar, spelling, and punctuation in school.  Vocabulary and verb conjugation were drilled into our heads by middle-aged schoolmarms. Mine was Mrs. Nielsen.  She taught me the basics of writing and sentence structure deploying it with an iron fist and mediocre literature. (I had to read Stephen King in my senior year, […]

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JCW’s Tasteful Smut in the News

On July 3, the Jersey Journal featured JCW’s genre event Tasteful Smut.  Tasteful Smut is a night dedicated to celebrate the most clandestine of literary genres, the romantic and titillating realm of Erotica. Read the entire story.

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JCW in the News With JC1TV Feature

JCW in the News With JC1TV Feature

JC1TV, an award-winning cable station and ‘the official channel of Jersey City,’ regularly showcases city government, neighborhoods, and groups to its viewers.  In this segment, JC1TV covers Jersey City Writers and its play Dissecting Lily that was featured in 2014 Stagefest.  

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