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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Haunts Writing Retreat

Haunts Writing Retreat

Jersey City Writers (JCW) recently held a writing retreat at one of JC’s favorite haunts–Harsimus Cemetery–for writing inspiration. Writers were treated to prompts amongst the graves and a tour of the cemetery’s catacombs. It was a full day of Halloween and autumnal inspiration!   [Show picture list]

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Closet-Doors

The Closet Doors Is Racy

The Closet Doors is a short film script by Mike Raci Film Script Projects. The Closet Doors trailer centers around turmoil by tenants living in an apartment building when a handyman cuts one too many doors leading into a walk-in closet. Mike Raci (aka Mike Racioppo and Mike Racy) loves the artist community in Jersey […]

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Summer 2013 Happy Hour

Enjoy these photos from the Jersey City Writers’ Happy Hour on Friday, Aug. 23 at O’Hara’s, Jersey City, NJ. Members chatted about upcoming stories or shorts, ate some good food, drank some libations, and just plain socialized.  JCW holds member socials throughout the year.  Check our schedule for the next event. [Show picture list]  

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The Grapevine

The Grapevine

The Grapevine is a short film written by two JC Writers’ members — Dan Thorens and Rachel Poy.  Thorens also directed. The short tells the story of deep family wounds suddenly reopened.   After 15 years apart, two men sit at a table sharing a bottle of wine.  What do these two brothers have to say after […]

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Submit It or Quit It Fall 2013 Challenge

Submit It or Quit It Fall 2013 Challenge

For the past two years, Jersey City Writers (JCW) has provided local writers with support through our workshops, writing exercises and writing marathons. We have pushed our members to write consistently, try new genres and set goals. Now we are pushing again our writers with “Submit it or Quit it Fall 2013” challenge. JCW is […]

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Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest

Be part of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.  Enter its short story contest.  Submit your short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” Cost: $15 Learn more at: http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/saints-and-sinners/sasfiction-contest/

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Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition

Early-Bird Deadline: November 15, 2013 Up for a challenge?  Writer’s Digest has a Short Short story competition. That is no typo.  You need to write a winning story in less than 1,500 words.  The winning entries will receive cash and be on display in the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection. Cost: $20 Learn more […]

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In the Shadows of Magic

Check out debut novel In the Shadows of Magic by Alison F. Prince. Prince, a school psychologist in northern New Jersey, has been a semi-reg on Tuesday nights. Prince’s book is 284 pages and from Astraea Press.  Astraea Press is a romance (non-erotic) e-publisher. Copies of her book can by purchase from Astraea or Amazon. […]

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JC Writers Read at Exemplary

JC Writers Read at Exemplary

Jersey City Writers’ members presented at Exemplary, presented by Instigatorzine at Tachair Bookshoppe on Saturday, August 3.  Instigatorzine selected authors and artists to read and display their fan fiction of classic literature.  Below are some pictures from that event.                                 […]

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Meet Young Adult Fantasy Writer Kate Milford

Heads up Young Adult fans: Meet Young Adult Fantasy Writer Kate Milford  at Barnes & Nobles 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ on Aug. 10 at 8 pm. Kate is the author of The Boneshaker, The Broken Lands, and The Kairos Mechanism.  Kate also has written for stage and screen, and is a regular travel […]

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