POETRY -- APRIL 2019

2019 LATINX SCHOLARSHIP

The Frost Place

INFO: This scholarship is designed to encourage the LatinX voice in poetry and the literary arts, both at The Frost Place and in the broader literary community. The winner will receive a full fellowship to attend the Conference on Poetry at The Frost Place, July 6 - 12, 2019, including tuition, room, board, and travel.

The LatinX Scholarship at The Frost Place will be selected by a small panel of readers who are committed to furthering the LatinX voice in poetry.  The winning recipient will be selected solely based on the merit of his/her work, and responses to the application questions.  The candidate’s selection will not be determined based on gender, immigration status, or any other biases. 

The ideal applicant would self-identify as LatinX, would have a strong commitment to the Latin@ community, and be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Applications consist of a completed form, the contact information of two references, and a sample of 3 - 5 poems. 

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

thefrostplace.submittable.com/submit

2019 GREGORY PARDLO SCHOLARSHIP

The Frost Place

INFO: The Frost Place, a nonprofit center for poetry and the arts at Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, invites submissions to the first annual Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets. This scholarship, which is funded by an anonymous donor, was named to honor Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and faculty at The Frost Place 2015 Poetry Seminar.

The winner will receive a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar (August 4- 10 2019) at The Frost Place, including room and board (valued at approximately $1,550), and will give a featured reading at the Seminar. 

ELIGIBILITY: The Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets is open to African American poets writing in English who have published up to one book of poetry.

SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

  • All entries must be submitted to our online submissions manager. Entries submitted by e-mail, fax, or US mail are not permitted and will be disqualified.

  • Please include your contact information (email, mailing address, phone number, and website if you have one) on the title page of your submission.

  • Submissions should have a page count (poems only, not including title page, table of contents, acknowledgements, or other items) of 10 pages. 

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in rich text (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc & .docx) format only. Manuscripts submitted in another file format are not permitted and will be disqualified.

  • Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the competition. 

OUR READING PROCESS

Each manuscript is delivered to two preliminary readers. Our readers look for beautifully crafted work, but it is not necessary that the poems in the submission cohere in a unified way (as in a chapbook manuscript): please try to show the readers your range as a poet in the 10-page submission. The readers look to present a wide range of excellent work to the final judge.

Final notification of the competition winner and competition finalists will be provided by e-mail to all competition entrants in June 2019.

SUBMISSION FEE: $0

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

thefrostplace.submittable.com/submit

THE BELLAGIO CENTER ARTS & LITERARY ARTS RESIDENCY

INFO: The Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists who share in the Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humankind and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues. The residency is for artists seeking time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community of academics, practitioners, and artists.

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity, urban resilience, as well as food and agriculture.

To most effectively integrate the important voice of the arts throughout residency cohorts at the Bellagio Center, we are now holding one annual open call for residencies. The program will continue to welcome the same volume of high caliber artists to Bellagio, reinforcing the Foundation’s commitment to the arts and demonstrating its perspective that the arts are integral to the discourse around complex global challenges and critical to the well-being of humanity.

To further strengthen the reach of the program and ensure high geographic and disciplinary diversity among residents, we are also working with a range of new arts organizations to surface promising candidates. We have established outreach collaborations with four organizations: Khoj International Artists’ Association in Delhi, Fundacion Jumex in Mexico City, Africa Centre in Cape Town, and United States Artists in Chicago. These collaborations will extend our networks to attract a greater number of geographically diverse, highly distinguished artists working in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the United States. 

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019 

rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/

POETRY - MARCH 2019

WINTER TANGERINE WORKSHOPS 

INFO: Throughout the year, Winter Tangerine hosts four-day workshop intensives in New York City that aim to kickstart your creative practice. We center black, indigenous & other writers of color, queer, femme & trans writers in all our workshops. We center close-knit, empathic community, and offer tools to help you approach the page with vigor & play.

We design our workshops for writers who want to challenge themselves and their work. We won't teach you how to write: instead, we want to collectively build new lenses meant to create dynamic readings and writings. As a student, you'll engage in daily writing activities, lesson-based writing prompts, & group discussions led by a team of enthusiastic advisors. Together, we will discuss identity & craft, and study a variety of writers, visual artists, and other creators. We favor playfulness over perfection, and we’ll encourage you to experiment with form and style: we want you to find what makes you electric.

 Throughout the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to peruse the Poets House’s 70,000 volumes of poetry, have lunch at the edge of the Hudson River, and work with an intimate group of writers committed to their craft. You'll write every day & you will give and receive thoughtful feedback every day. The workshop will close out with a reading at Poets House, open to the public, with celebratory cake — and you will have the opportunity to read from the body of work you'll have created during the workshop. 

The workshop will also feature Guest Seminars which include a lecture based off a guided syllabus written and curated by the speaker, a group-wide discussion, and a Q&A. Guest Seminars for our NYC Workshops have included Angel Nafis, Sam Sax, Safia Elhillo, Hanif Abdurraqib, Airea D. Matthews, Shira Erlichman, and Chen Chen. 

Our workshops run from 10:30AM-5:30PM each day -- we know that this means daytime-working writers will find it difficult to join this year, so we hope & plan to offer evening workshops soon. Tuition is $400; we have a limited financial aid fund for those with need. There is no application fee. There is no age minimum or maximum, and no experience is necessary. What are you waiting for? 

Join us & catalyze your self-revolution.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:
SPRING
Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Session Three: April 3 - April 6, 2019

SUMMER
Application deadline: March 1st
Session One: July 10 - July 13
Session Two: July 17- July 20
Session Three: August 14 - August 17
Session Four: August 21 - August 24 

wintertangerine.com/w-nyc-mi

Poetry or Fiction Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

INFO: Applications are now open for the WICW Poetry and Fiction Fellowships, awarding stipends of at least $38,000 and generous health benefits. All applications must be received by March 1. Please read our instructions and eligibility requirements, below, before clicking here to upload your application.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by August 15 of the fellowship year. Eligible applicants may have published or signed a contract for no more than one full-length collection or book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction as of the March 1 deadline. Individuals who have never published a full-length collection or book remain eligible, of course. Successful applicants must commit to reside in the Madison area for the full duration of the Fellowship from mid-August to mid-May (holiday travel, weekend trips, and attendance of the AWP and/or MLA conferences are of course permitted within reason); to teach one section of undergraduate mixed-genre or single-genre creative writing each semester; to hold no other teaching, graduate study or fellowship obligations; to assist in the selection of the Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry, the University of Wisconsin’s undergraduate writing prizes, and the following year’s Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships; and in general to participate fully in the life of the Madison writing community during the fellowship period. For more details regarding the responsibilities and privileges of our fellows, please see the main fellowships page.

Applicants should prepare the following materials before applying:

  • A $50.00 Application Fee, paid online by credit card.

  • A resume or curriculum vitae, concluding with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two recommenders.

  • A writing sample consisting of either 10 pages of poetry (single-spaced and uploaded as a pdf) or up to 30 pages of fiction (double-spaced and uploaded as a pdf). Fiction applications must consist of either one short story or a novel excerpt. Your name must not appear anywhere on your manuscript, and while previously published work may be submitted, your manuscript must in no way indicate that your work has been published.

Do not include more than one genre in a single submission. You may apply in more than one of our fellowship genres, but you must upload a separate application for each, with separate application fees. If you are submitting short fiction, please do not send more than one short story. The limit is one story no matter how short that story may be. If you send more than one story, we will only read the first. If you are sending a novel excerpt you may (but need not) include a brief synopsis (one or two paragraphs) of the novel, as page one of the manuscript.

One of our three poetry fellowships, the First Wave Poetry Fellowship, is reserved for writers with a background teaching social justice and/or performance poetry (e.g. slam or spoken word), or writers with a strong personal background in slam poetry, spoken word poetry, or arts-based social justice activism. As part of the application, poetry candidates will be asked if they meet these qualifications. Applicants who do not meet these qualifications shouldn't worry: you are still very much eligible for the Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship, and the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellowship. 

The poetry and fiction fellows will be chosen by May 1 each year, and announced on the fellows page. If you have questions concerning these fellowships that are not answered in the FAQ below, please contact Sean Bishop, Coordinator of the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, at institutemail@english. 

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowsapply.html

A POETRY EMPHASIS RESIDENCY 

National Parks at Gettysburg National Military Park / POETRY FOUNDATION.

INFO: Artists will be expected to have a continuous public and visitor presence throughout their residency. Further, the artist will present, at minimum, one 1-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Gettysburg National Military Park during their stay.

This can be presented either the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS. Poet/Artists must provide their own transportation, supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage poet/artists to give more public presentations at the park and in their own community  about their residency experience in Gettysburg National Military Park,  to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose and the goals of  perpetuating poetry and it's importance. 

Other presentations or activities will may be scheduled by arrangement with NPS. The artist will usually present at least one workshop, lecture or concert and the possibility of an arts donation for  the NPS National Museum Collection. This can be presented either the  park or another venue as deemed appropriate by NPAF and NPS. ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/OR CANCELLATION.

AiRs run consecutively, starting the 15th of each month, (or after a weekend or federal holiday closest to the 15th) and end on the 12th of the next month (or before a weekend or federal holiday closest to the 12th).

STIPEND: $1,000

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: March 2, 2019

  • Notification: June 15, 2019

  • Residency: September 15 – October 16, 2019

nationalparksartsfoundation.submittable.com/submit/fd0b938a-d647-4efa-9d67-af317d7064a7/2019-poets-in-parks-npaf-poetry-foundation-september-october-residency-1000-s

THE KEROUAC PROJECT

INFO: The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past we have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included. As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.

Residency Slots

Fall 2019: September 1 through November 21, 2019
Winter 2019–2020: December 1, 2019, through February 20, 2020
Spring 2020: March 1 through May 22, 2020
Summer 2020: June 1 through August 21, 2020

At the time you submit your application you will be asked which residency time slot(s) you prefer or are available for. Or you can just indicate ‘any’ if you have no specific time slot preference. 

The Application Process:

You will be required to select a category into which your submission fits. The categories are: Poetry, Play, Screenplay, Fiction/Short Story, and Nonfiction. Your writing sample must match the category. So, for example, if you are applying in the fiction category, your writing sample must only be a fiction sample. You cannot include some fiction and some poems you may have written. You are allowed one submission per category. This means you can submit to more than one category if you wish to do so. However, each submission is separate and you must complete the whole application process again for each submission.

We require a standard format for all prose submissions, fiction and nonfiction. The format is:

·       10 pages in length.

·       1-inch page margins.

·       1.5 line spacing.

·       Text must be in a 12-point serif font, (preferably Times New Roman as its compact structure allows you the maximum number of words per page).

Those submitting poetry, a play, or screenplay, may continue to follow the genre conventions in their submissions, though your writing sample must also be limited to 10-pages in length. 

APPLICATION FEE: $35  

DEADLINE: March 10, 2019

kerouacproject.org/submissions/

  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POETRY

Anomaly

INFO: Anomaly is currently seeking impact poetry. We are seeking poems that challenge the history and currents of the English language, poems that unsettle cultural norms, poems that utilize language to contest and remake the world. We seek poems that confront gender formations, white supremacy, class, body, possibility. We are seeking for poetry rooted in the radical imagination. We hope to find you.

Please be aware that we get over 500 submissions per reading period and read each carefully, so if you're work has not been accepted or rejected it's not from oversight-we promise we're working on it!

Attach up to five poems in a single document. Please include a short bio in the "Cover Letter" field.

Translations that foreground the work of the original author are welcome in this category. For translations that foreground the creativity of the translator, please see our Translation section. 

APPLICATION FEE: $3

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

anmly.submittable.com/submit

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Sewanee Writers’ Conference 

INFO: We are now accepting applications to the 2019 Sewanee Writers’ Conference! The Conference dates are July 16-28. Faculty will give readings and provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures, as well as meet individually with participants to discuss their manuscripts. The Conference will offer five fiction workshops, four poetry workshops, a playwriting workshop, and a supplemental poetry translation workshop. An admirable lineup of visiting editors, publishers, and agents will also attend.

This year’s faculty includes fiction writers Jeffery Renard Allen, Tony Earley, Adrianne Harun, Randall Kenan, Michael Knight, Bobbie Ann Mason, Jill McCorkle, Tim O’Brien, Christine Schutt, and Steve Yarbrough; and poets B.H. Fairchild, Robert Hass, Mark Jarman, Maurice Manning, Marilyn Nelson, Mary Jo Salter, A.E. Stallings, and Sidney Wade. Naomi Iizuka and Dan O’Brien will lead the playwriting workshop. Charles Martin, A.E. Stallings, and N.S. Thompson will offer a supplemental poetry translation workshop, and Charles Martin, Alice McDermott, and Wyatt Prunty will read from their work.

The Conference is held on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Thanks to the generosity of the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund, supported by the estate of Tennessee Williams, contributors receive assistance covering two-thirds of the actual cost to attend. Additional funding is awarded to fellows and scholars.

APPLICATION FEE: $0

DEADLINE: March 20, 2019

sewaneewritersconference.submittable.com/submit

2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Award: Winner receives $1,000, publication by University of Georgia Press in fall 2020, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading.

Final Judge: Evie Shockley (Judge reserves the right not to select a winner and/or honorable mentions.) 

First Readers: Marwa Helal and Tyree Daye

Manuscripts are read without the reviewers and judge’s knowledge of contestants’ identities. 

Eligibility: All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by Black writers of African descent who have not had a full-length book of poetry published by a professional press. Authors of chapbooks and self-published books with a maximum print run of 500 may apply. Simultaneous submission to other book awards should be noted: immediate notice upon winning such an award is required. Winner agrees to be present in the continental United States at her or his own expense shortly after the book is published in order to participate in promotional reading(s).  

Exclusions: Current or former students, colleagues, employees, family members and close friends of the judge; current or former employees and members of the board of Cave Canem Foundation or the University of Pittsburgh Press; and authors who have published a book or have a book under contract with University of Pittsburgh Press are ineligible.

If any of the selected authors fall under the above exclusions, they will be disqualified and a replacement chosen from among the finalists. As the poetry community is small and the contest is judged without knowledge of the submitter’s identity, acquaintance with the judge or participation in a workshop taught by the judge are not disqualifying criteria.

 SUBMISSION FEE: $20

DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

cavecanem.submittable.com/submit/130494/2019-cave-canem-poetry-prize

JACK JONES LITERARY ARTS RETREAT 2019

 INFO: Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its third annual writing retreat at Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico. This two-week retreat will be held October 26-November 8, 2019, and is open exclusively to women of color writers and nonbinary writers of color. Dr. Eve L. Ewing joins us as our 2019 Writer-in-Residence.

As part of the retreat experience, Jack Jones is featuring daily Skype master classes with agents, editors and acclaimed women and nonbinary people in publishing to promote networking, learning and engagement. These sessions are mandatory for retreat participants.

Housing includes individual writing suites with private bedroom, private baths, writing areas, wifi, and all meals are provided.

Professional and emerging women writers of color and nonbinary writers of color at work on book projects are eligible for residencies. Women and nonbinary people with and without MFAs are eligible, and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree program are eligible to apply for a fellowship.  

APPLICATION FEE: $40

DEADLINE: March 31, 2019 

jackjonesliteraryarts.com/the-retreat?fbclid=IwAR26xVBImdMpEytXdXDy7cloMDf7pX0Vvk1JhumUs4-09-HUbkTqFeypRQE

POETRY -- FEBRUARY 2019

LITERARY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTEST

Hispanic Culture Review

INFO: Part of the human condition is the guarantee that at some point of our lives we will be confronted by obstacles. These can occur because of innumerable circumstances produced by internal or external factors like literal or metaphorical borders, personal or social catastrophes, challenges created by identity differences, and more. However, the drive to overcome is inherent in people and tenacity is part of the character that makes us human. The processes with which we face obstacles and victory is declared over them hold an individual seal. This year we are looking to publish stories that demonstrate the overcoming of obstacles that have left a personal mark in the life of those who have prevailed over the difficulties they have faced.

Three works will be awarded in the following categories: photography and visual arts, poetry, narrative, and essay and academic investigation. 

The selected works will be published in our magazine, and the winners will receive a monetary prize of $100 dollars and a certificate of recognition, and will be notified through email as well as on our Facebook page (Hispanic Culture Review GMU). Prizes will be issued in the Spring of 2019. 

GUIDELINES: For a work to be considered, the following specifications must be followed; if the specifications are not followed, the work will be eliminated: 

  • The maximum number of works per author is 2, which must be sent as separate files. Those submitting photography and visual arts works are allowed to send up to 6 works.

  • Written works must be written in Arial 12pt font.

  • Academic works and essays must follow the current MLA or APA formatting style.

  • Maximum length allowed for the texts:

  •           Academic essays and investigations: 3000 words (including footnotes).

  •           Narrative: 2500 words.

  •           Poetry: 50 lines maximum.

  • Visual Arts: photographs must be in JPEG format and 300 PPI. 

  • Only unedited work will be accepted, which means works that have not been published before or are pending revision in other media. This includes printed and electronic work, as well as those included in literary blogs.

  • Works written in both English and Spanish will be accepted.

  • There are no age or nationality restrictions to participate, except in the case that the person has his/her fiscal residence in any of the countries subject to the sanctions of the United States government, since it would be impossible to send the monetary prize to the winner. https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx

Selected works will be published in both the print and electronic versions of the HCR magazine. HCR reserves the right to publish the works exclusively in its digital version. 

Contact us with questions at hcr@gmu.edu

DEADLINE: Friday, February 1, 2019 

hispanicculturereview.submittable.com/submit

 

CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIP

Luminarts Cultural Foundation

INFO: The Creative Writing Fellowship awards two $7,500 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories of prose and poetry, in fiction and nonfiction.  

Applicants submit a two-page written piece (either a stand-alone piece or an excerpt of a larger piece such as a novel or short story). Entries are submitted and reviewed by an initial panel of jurors. Once reviewed, all top entries go to the final juror panel and the winners are selected. Jurors are comprised of professional authors, novelists, and poets, literary contributors, publishers, editors, journalists and media contributors.  Click below for complete guidelines and to apply. 

GUIDELINES: In order to be eligible to apply for the Luminarts Fellowship applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, live within 150 miles of the Chicago Loop, and be enrolled in, or graduated from, a degree program, conservatory, or other professional artist development program.  

DEADLINE: Friday, February 8, 2019

https://luminarts.org/creative-writing-opportunities/

  

FURIOUS FLOWER POETRY PRIZE

Furious Flower Poetry Center

INFO: The Furious Flower Poetry Center is accepting submissions for its annual Prize for Emerging Poets. 

PRIZES:

  • Winning Poet: $1,000

  • Honorable Mention: $500 

SUBMISSION FEE: $15 

DEADLINE: February 10, 2019

jmu.edu/furiousflower/index.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3hBqgla-chFoGLLh9fbKuMoTJOTiMGXGnrpSjysVXFx1xokIdyNeybZ5o

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS -- POETRY

Digging Press  

INFO: Send up to three poems in a single upload. Your submission should not exceed three pages. Please do not email your submission.  

This is a blind submission process. Do not include your name or any identifying information within the attachment. Please do not insert a header or footer containing your name, and do not include your name and contact information at the top of the document. Doing so will disqualify your submission.

Because this is a blind submission process, previously published work is not accepted. This includes work published on personal blogs. Sorry. 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. We ask that you do not make multiple submissions: please wait for a response to your submission before sending new work.

We shall do our best to respond within three months, but in some cases, this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within 120 days, please send an email inquiry to editor@diggingthroughthefat.com. Please do not contact our editors directly regarding the status of your submission.

All rights revert to the author upon publication. If your original work is later reprinted elsewhere, we ask that you please note its first publication here. 

Note from the Editor: We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We want to encourage risks and redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, the harsh, and the ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don’t try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness. 

DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

diggingthroughthefat.submittable.com/submit

THE 2019-2020 U.S.-JAPAN CREATIVE ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Japan-United States Friendship Commission

INFO: The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States the opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program.  Artists go as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan.  They also go as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.

JUSFC and NEA will support and select up to five collaborative projects of U.S.-Japan artists representative of diverse genres and regions of both countries.  The 2019-20 program is only for collaborative pairs, and not for individual artists. Alumni of the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program are encouraged to apply. Please refer to How to Apply for detailed instructions. This is a special, modified program in 2019-2020.

GRANT AWARD:

  • Each collaborative team will receive a $25,000 fellowship award and up to $2,500 for one round trip airline ticket between the United States and Japan.

  • The collaborative team will have one year (July 1, 2019-July 1, 2020) to complete their project. The award may be used for any expenses directly related to the project, including, but not limited to living expenses in Japan, cost of project materials etc.

  • The artists must complete a collaborative work incorporating the vision of the Olympic and Paralympic games to present in Tokyo during the Games in 2020.

  • The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission will collaborate with public and private sector organizations in and around Tokyo to host performances and presentations of the artists’ works.

  • Exhibition sites will be selected depending on the specific project.

REVIEW CRITERIA & SELECTION PROCESS:

The U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program is extremely competitive; only up to five artists will be  selected for travel to Japan.  In 2019-2020 applicants should anticipate a highly rigorous review of their artistry and should have compelling reasons for wanting to create a captivating piece of art, in collaboration with a Japanese colleague, for the Olympic and Paralympic games. Their work must exemplify the best in U.S. and Japanese arts. Generally, this means that only those artists who have demonstrated expertise and established professional recognition (e.g. awards, featured shows, publications, etc.) in their field either regionally or nationally or who have shown truly exceptional promise at the local level are likely to be competitive. Proficiency in the Japanese language is not required.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Clear representation of themes including, diversity and inclusion – “Unity in Diversity”, sustainability, building a better tomorrow, peace and prosperity, and highlighting the unique relationship between Japan and the United States.

  • The artistic excellence of the applicant’s work and artistic merit of the proposed collaboration;

  • The extent to which working in Japan is consistent with the applicant’s artistic vision and would contribute to his or her artistry;

  • The applicant’s potential to contribute to increased cultural understanding and dialogue with Japanese artists and/or the Japanese public;

  • The availability of resources in Japan that are necessary to the artist’s proposed collaboration;

  • Ability to live and work in unfamiliar settings under different conditions

With the assistance of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Japan U.S. Friendship Commission will convene a panel to review applications. The panel will include previous recipients of the U.S.- Japan Creative Artists Program award, as well as other arts professionals with expertise in working with the Olympics and Japanese culture.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and live and work professionally in the United States.

  • All proposals must be collaborations between a U.S. artist (or group of artists) and a Japanese artist who is a citizen or permanent resident of Japan and living and working professionally in Japan.

  • The applicant and their Japanese collaborator must be a professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as but not limited to: architects, choreographers, musicians, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, librettists, visual artists and  theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, and performance artists).

  • The proposed collaborative artistic project must be a new artistic venture, or something that the collaborative team is in the process of developing, and must have a completion date of July 1, 2020.

  • The proposed collaborative artistic project must touch on one or more of themes including, but not limited to, diversity and inclusion – “Unity in Diversity”, sustainability, building a better tomorrow, peace and prosperity.

  • There are additional eligibility requirements for librettists, playwrights, and creative writers (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) outlined below.

    • Librettists and playwrights must have had a full-length work professionally produced and/or published in the United States at least once in the last five years.

  • Creative writer applicants must meet specific publishing requirements. Self- published work will not satisfy this eligibility requirement. In the last 10 years writers must have published at least one of the following:

    • Twenty poems in five or more literary journals

    • Five different short stories or essays (of creative non-fiction) in two or more literary journals, anthologies, or publications

    • A book of poems of more than 48 pages

    • A novel or a novella

    • A book of creative non-fiction

    • Creative writer applicants may use online publications to establish up to fifty percent of their eligibility, provided that such publications have competitive selection processes and stated editorial policies.

    • The following may not be used to establish eligibility:

      • Pre-publication material, such as galleys, proofs, and advance reader’s

      • Work that has appeared in a publication for which you are the editor, publisher, or staff

      • Collaborative work

      • Scholarly writing including Instructional writing, Book reviews, Editorials/letters to the editor, Student publications and publications that primarily print work by persons who are affiliated with a particular academic institution, any publication by presses that: require individual writers to pay for part or all of the production costs; require writers to buy or sell copies of the publication; publish work without competitive selection or a stated editorial policy; or publish work without professional editing. 

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

A POETRY EMPHASIS RESIDENCY 

National Parks at Gettysburg National Military Park / POETRY FOUNDATION.

INFO: Artists will be expected to have a continuous public and visitor presence throughout their residency. Further, the artist will present, at minimum, one 1-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Gettysburg National Military Park during their stay.

This can be presented either the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS. Poet/Artists must provide their own transportation, supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage poet/artists to give more public presentations at the park and in their own community  about their residency experience in Gettysburg National Military Park,  to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose and the goals of  perpetuating poetry and it's importance. 

Other presentations or activities will may be scheduled by arrangement with NPS. The artist will usually present at least one workshop, lecture or concert and the possibility of an arts donation for  the NPS National Museum Collection. This can be presented either the  park or another venue as deemed appropriate by NPAF and NPS. ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/OR CANCELLATION.

AiRs run consecutively, starting the 15th of each month, (or after a weekend or federal holiday closest to the 15th) and end on the 12th of the next month (or before a weekend or federal holiday closest to the 12th).

STIPEND: $1,000

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: March 2, 2019

  • Notification: June 15, 2019

  • Residency: September 15 – October 16, 2019

nationalparksartsfoundation.submittable.com/submit/fd0b938a-d647-4efa-9d67-af317d7064a7/2019-poets-in-parks-npaf-poetry-foundation-september-october-residency-1000-s

POETRY -- JANUARY 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: LATIN POETRY ANTHOLOGY 

INFO: Latinx poets and MCs, submit your work to The Breakbeat Poets Volume 4, an anthology that celebrates artists across the diaspora. We accept submission in English, Spanish, Indigenous languages, or una mezcla.

Submit up to 5 poems, lyrics, and/or translations in one Word document. Include your name, contact info, and a 50-word bio to breakbeatpoetslatinx@gmail.com

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POETRY

The Acentos Review 

INFO: The Acentos Review, a journal committed to publishing the work of Latinx artists and writers, seeks work for its Pop! Culture issue.

 Submit 3-5 Poems with a cover letter. All styles, themes and forms are accepted. 

Include a brief bio (100 words) in your cover letter. 

In addition, please write a one line response to the following prompt: To me, being Latinx means ... Responses can be up to 100 words.

acentosreview.submittable.com/submit/1774/poetry

POETRY -- NOVEMBER 2018

30 Below Contest—2018

INFO: Narrative invites all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.

Works of prose and of poetry, including short stories, all poetic forms, novel excerpts, essays, memoirs, and excerpts from book-length nonfiction. Prose submissions must not exceed 15,000 words. Each poetry submission may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. All submissions should be double-spaced, with 12-point type, at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address at the top of the first page. Submit your document as a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf file. You may enter as many times as you wish, but we encourage you to be selective and to send your best work. All entries will be considered for publication.

 AWARDS:

  • First Prize is $1,500

  • Second Prize is $750

  • Third Prize is $300

  • Ten finalists will receive $100 each. 

ENTRY FEE: $25 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

DEADLINE:  November 18, 2018, at midnight PT

narrativemagazine.com/30-below-2018?uid=103566&m=cca98b44ab7084d998e5589a076bc9e2&d=1539185023


TOFTE LAKE RESIDENCY: EMERGING ARTISTS PROGRAM

Tofte Lake Center

INFO: TLC is sponsoring its 10th annual Emerging Artists Program which enables both individual creative artists and a group of artists to focus on their current work. This program subsidizes one 2-week residency for 7 emerging artists and/or 2 person creative teams from the Minnesota and the 5 boroughs of New York, and one week-long residency for a group project that would have exclusive use of the facilities. Please note that applicants must live in either MN or one of the 5 NYC boroughs to be eligible to apply. 

The residencies at TLC are intentionally interdisciplinary in nature. Artists from many disciplines can apply. Disciplines may include: playwriting, poetry, prose writing, painting, music composition, and dance. We would be happy to accept applicants who sculpt, produce films, are photographers, work with crafts; we are, however, more limited in terms of the materials we can provide. The underlying philosophy is to provide space and means of support for individual artists wishing to further their creative endeavors in the visual, literary and performing arts. The dramaturgical assistance of TLC director Liz Engelman is available if desired.

Individual/Creative Residency: Each artist from MN will receive an honorarium, meal, and travel stipend of $1,600, and each artist from NYC will receive $2,000.

Group Residency: Each artist will receive and honorarium, meal, and travel stipend of $1,000.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: November 30, 2018

  • Individual Artist/Creative Team Residency: July 15-28, 2019.

  • Group Project Week: August 12-18, 2019.

https://toftelake.org/emerging-artists

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Bare Life Review

INFO: The Bare Life Review is pleased to accept unsolicited manuscripts in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Your cover letter should list the type of submission, a rough word count (or line count, in the case of poetry), and include a short bio.

The Bare Life Review does not consider proposals or queries. Please submit completed work only.

Please note that our rates have changed: We now offer $750 for accepted full-length prose pieces, and $300 for accepted poems or shorter prose. This small reduction will allow us to publish more authors, and to expand our online presence.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • We are committed to publishing work exclusively by immigrant and refugee authors, and to showcasing the immense—indeed, infinite—value and diversity of this literature. To this end, we accept work only from:

  • ·    Foreign-born writers living in the United States

  • ·    Writers living abroad who currently hold refugee and/or asylum-seeker status

While we enjoy and value the work of native-born writers—including the children of immigrants—we do not publish it, and ask that you respect the journal's guidelines in this respect. We cannot, and do not wish to subject our writers to an interrogation as to their origins; we depend upon the good faith of those submitting work to maintain and further the journal's mission.

The Bare Life Review welcomes work in translation. Any writers not working in English, who have not yet secured translation of their work, may contact TBLR via email. In some cases we may be able to help find a translator. 

American-born translators may submit work by eligible writers, but in such cases payment must be issued to the author.

Submissions will be judged solely on artistic grounds. Your work may, but need not, deal explicitly with issues of immigration, exile, or refuge.

DEADLINE: November 31, 2018 

barelifereview.org/submit 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Nimrod International Journal


INFO: For our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Nimrod International Journal invites poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa, including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage.

With this issue, we seek to celebrate writers and writing from this region, to highlight the diverse cultures and people within it, and to enrich and add complexity to the representation and understanding of the Middle East and North Africa. It is often spoken of as if it were one homogeneous swath of the globe, and indeed, less than 1% of Arabic and Persian literature is translated into English, further adding to this perceived sameness. But it is in fact a collection of countries straddling three continents, all with diverse cultures and histories, with similarities and distinct differences—and it is this richness and diversity of thought and culture that we wish to call attention to in this issue. We hope to include work by writers in as many of the groups within the region as possible: work by writers who identify as Arab, Israeli, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian, and more; work translated from Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Berber, and more; and work from writers of the many faiths practiced in the region, as well as those who follow no particular faith.

We invite poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa (sometimes known as MENA or WANA for short), including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage (Middle Eastern-Americans, North African-Canadians, etc.). 

Work may be about any subject and, while we certainly welcome work about, for example, the idea of the Middle East and/or North Africa as a region; the individual countries and groups within the region; what it means to say “the Middle East”; issues of colonialism in the region; writers’ personal heritage; the work submitted for the issue is not limited to these subjects. We hope to receive a large variety of material for this issue, and we welcome writers of marginalized orientations and gender identities, writers of varying socio-economic status, and writers with physical or mental differences. Most of all, we hope to be surprised.

We are excited about this issue, so please send your work and/or share this announcement with writing groups, students, and friends. We eagerly anticipate your response. 

PAYMENT: $10 per page with a $200 maximum

DEADLINE: December 5th, 2018 

nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit

 

POETRY -- OCTOBER 2018

ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Millay Colony

INFO: The Millay Colony is an artists residency program in Upstate New York. We welcome 6-7 visual artists, writers, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, and composers each month between April and November. We offer a number of flexible residency formats. all including a private bedroom and studio as well as all meals. We welcome artists of all ages, from all cultures and communities, and in all stages of their career. We offer ample time to work in a gorgeous atmosphere, organizing everything an artist needs for maximum productivity.

Our seven-acre Upstate New York campus, with its lovely meadows and forest, is adjacent to the former home and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and the exquisite Harvey Mountain State Forest. Our residents and guests have access to trails for hiking and bicycles, as well as meadows for picnics (with wild blueberry, wild thyme and a delicious mix of plants and flowers), and creeks and streams for cooling off. In the Winter, residents may choose to go cross-country skiing. We are near the towns of Chatham, NY and Great Barrington, MA.

Our chef cooks healthy delicious dinners and also provides food for residents to cook their own day-time meals. We are happy to respond to food allergies and special diets. We have a barbecue for outdoor grilling and a fire pit for smores.

The Steepletop Barn has four bedrooms and four studios with meadow and mountain views. The Main Building was featured in the July ’98 issue of Architectural Record for its sleek look and commitment to universal access. This building contains two residency suites and studios as well as common areas open to all residents, including the kitchen, dining and living areas, and a laundry room. All are fully accessible. The Main House also has a darkroom, a Yamaha U1 upright piano, a large collection of art books, two lounges, a public telephone, and WiFi. In our adjacent offices, we have a fax machine, copier, computer and printer for residents’s use. 

APPLICATION FEE: $37 

DEADLINE: October 4, 2018 

millaycolony.org/programs/residencies-artists-millay-colony-arts/apply/

FAMILY RESIDENCY

SPACE on Ryder Farm 

INFO: Now in its fifth year, SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Family Residency, founded in association with The Lilly Awards Foundation (spearheaded by Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman and Pia Scala-Zankel), provides a weeklong residency on the farm for working parents and their children. 

The Family Residency offers an artist-parent with structured time to create, while their child(ren) participate in nature-focused arts programming under the guidance and expertise of professional theatre educators. All family residents (parents and children) enjoy three communal farm-fresh meals daily. The residency culminates in short, informal sharings of the work accomplished by both parents and children while in residence at SPACE. 

 As of 2018, SPACE welcomes artist-parents with children who are 3 to 12 years of age to apply.

If you are a two-parent/guardian household and both parents wish to participate in the residency, both parents must demonstrate in separate applications that they have a need for time and space to work.

The Family Residency is offered during these two weeks:

  • July 29th-August 3rd (for children 6-12 years old)

  • August 19th-August 24th (for children 3-5 years old)

If your availability and your child’s age does not correspond to the designated week, we ask that you check back for our 2020 application, which will be posted toward the middle of 2019. If you would like for more than one child to join you at SPACE but the children fall into two different age categories, please contact residencies@spaceonryderfarm.org to discuss your options.

All Family Residencies are fully-subsidized. Residents may need to cover their travel to and from the farm. If you are traveling from New York City, a round-trip off-peak Metro North ticket from Grand Central Terminal to Brewster Terminal is $29.00. Transportation between the Brewster Terminal and farm is provided by the SPACE team. As of the 2018 season, accepted Family Residents are able to apply to a travel fund to help offset their travel costs. The allocation of funds is based on a resident’s geographical location and financial circumstances.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: October 8, 2018

  • Semi-finalists notified: February 2019

  • Finalists interviews: March 2019

  • Final decisions: Early April 2019

spaceonryderfarm.org/the-working-farm

 

Call for Submissions - New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims

Red Hen Press

INFO: Red Hen Press is seeking submissions on any subject in all genres of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and cross-genre work, by North American Muslims for publication in an anthology. They seek to represent the full diverse range of voices in the North American Muslim community.

For prose (including fiction and nonfiction) or cross genre work, please send no more than 3,000 words. 

For poetry, please include 5-10 poems.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2018 

redhenpress.submittable.com/submit/109692/call-for-submissions-new-moons-contemporary-writing-by-north-american-muslims

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poetry From Previously Incarcerated Native American women

INFO: Red: Caged Birds Sing is a poetry anthology edited by Jessica Mehta, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Every selected poem is paid at a rate of $20. To qualify, writers must:

  • identify as Native American (tribal enrollment is not required)

  • identify as a woman/female

  • previously been incarcerated

  • agree to work virtually with an editor (if applicable)

Previously published poems qualify. Please submit no more than five poems and include your tribal affiliation in the cover letter. 

jessicamehta.submittable.com/submit

2018 National Poetry Competition

INFO: The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for previously unpublished single poems and has a first prize of £5,000.

The 2018 National Poetry Competition is now open for entries! Judged by Kei Miller, Kim Moore and Mark Waldron. 

DEADLINE: October 31, 2018

poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/

 

The 2019 San Miguel Writer's Conference Writing Contest 

San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival

INFO: Submit your poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and Spanish short story for a chance to attend the 14th annual San Miguel Writers’ Conference free of charge. Four writers will be awarded the entire five day “Full Conference Package” (Feb 13–17th 2019) as well as have their housing provided during the conference, and a chance to pitch to a literary agent.

The contest is open to anyone writing in English who has not yet published or self-published a book that has sold over 1,000 copies in the genre of application. Faculty and administrators of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference are not eligible to submit to the writing contest. Previous winners of the writing contest cannot submit and win a second time. Note: For the new category of “International Short Story (Spanish)” submissions should be written predominantly in Spanish.

Work submitted must be unpublished. Work may be simultaneously submitted elsewhere, but if it is published or accepted prior to the judging, it will be disqualified from the competition.

AWARD: “Full Conference Package” fee waivers, including housing, and one agent pitch session will be granted to one writer in each of the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and international Spanish short story. Transportation to San Miguel de Allende is not provided. The award is valid only for the specific year of the contest and may not be transferred or exchanged. 

SUBMISSION FEE: An entry fee of $30 must be paid for each submission. Note: For the new category of “International Short Story (Spanish)” the fee for this year has been set at $20 USD. 

DEADLINE: November 1, 2018

sanmiguelwritersconference.org/writing-contest/

POETRY -- SEPTEMBER 2018

SPECIAL ISSUE: Poetry in the age of mass incarceration

Poetry Magazine

INFO: Poetry magazine seeks submissions for special issue on poetry in the age of mass incarceration, to feature work by incarcerated writers.

Please submit your own work or the work of incarcerated poets you work with, with their permission. Written submissions that are not selected for publication will be returned. Poets and artists selected for publication will be paid directly. Please feel free to distribute this sheet to your colleagues, especially teaching artists working with incarcerated writers. 

The best poetry written by incarcerated poets, as well as work by family, friends, and others affected by mass incarceration.

DEADLINE: September 3, 2018

https://poetry.submittable.com/submit/e7a2c91d-59f7-4871-bb6a-345b22b8e97d/special-issue-poetry-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration

 

The Margins Fellowship 2019

Asian American Writers’ Workshop 

INFO: The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2019 Margins Fellowship. 

Four emerging Asian American writers of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction based in New York City aged 30 and under will receive $5,000, residency time at the Millay Colony for the Arts, mentorship, access to the AAWW writing space, and publication opportunities in our online magazine, The Margins. We see this as a chance to support writers from Asian diasporic, West Asian, Arab, and North and East African communities as well as Muslim writers of color more broadly. If you are a writer of color who identifies with these communities, please discuss this in your application.

The Margins is the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s online magazine of arts and ideas featuring new fiction and poetry, literary and cultural criticism, and interviews with writers and artists. Our stories have been linked to by the Wall Street Journal, The New Inquiry, Literary Hub, and the New York Times. Our contributors include Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Vijay Iyer, Bhanu Kapil, Katie Kitamura, Hua Hsu, Amitava Kumar, and Yoko Ogawa.

All applicants should read our FAQ before applying to determine whether or not they are eligible. The Margins fellowship is open to emerging Asian American, Muslim, and Arab creative writers who are age 30 or under and reside in New York City. Fellowship applicants may not be enrolled in any academic, conservatory, college, or degree granting training program during the fellowship term. 
 
Deadline: September 12, 2018 

aaww.org/apply-the-margins-fellowship-2019/

 

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS

Harvard University

INFO: The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts (including Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction/Biography/ Autobiography/Memoir, Nonfiction/Current Issues, Playwriting or Screenwriting, and other topics). 

To be considered for a fellowship in fiction or nonfiction, applicants must have any of the following: one or more published books, contract for the publication of a book-length manuscript, or at least three shorter works (longer than newspaper articles) published. Evidence of publication in print format within the last five years is highly desirable; Web site publications are not acceptable as the only form of previously published work. Applicants should note that reviewers take into account evidence of a distinctive, original voice, richness or dimensionality of text, and coherence in the project plan. Professionals interested in writing about their work experiences should apply in the category of nonfiction. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.

AWARD: Radcliffe Institute fellows are in residence for a period of nine months between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and receive a stipend of $77,500 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. Applicants may apply for either one or two semesters. Single-semester Radcliffe fellows receive a $38,750 stipend plus an additional $2,500 to cover project expenses.

This is a residential fellowship; therefore, fellows are expected to reside in the Boston area for the duration of their time as Radcliffe fellows. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. The Institute will provide office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources at Harvard University during the fellowship year. Radcliffe fellows may also be eligible to receive relocation, housing, and childcare funds to aid them in making a smooth transition to Radcliffe. Health care options are made available as needed.

DEADLINE: September 13, 2018

radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply

 

2019-2020 Cullman Center Fellowship

INFO: The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. 

The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.

DEADLINE: September 28, 2018

nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/center-for-scholars-and-writers

 

2018 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

Cave Canem

INFO: Launched in 2015, the Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional chapbook-length manuscripts by Black poets.

Final Judge: Dawn Lundy Martin. Judge reserves the right not to select a winner or honorable mentions.
First Readers: Camonghne Felix and Alan King. Cave Canem uses a blind judging system to arrive at the contest winner and honorable mention(s).

AWARD: $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books in 2019, 10 copies of the chapbook, a residency in April 2019 at The Writer’s Room at The Betsy Hotel in Miami and a feature reading at the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

SUBMISSION FEE: $12
DEADLINE: September 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

cavecanem.submittable.com/submit/122031/the-2018-toi-derricotte-cornelius-eady-chapbook-prize

 

2019 WT Fellowship

Winter Tangerine’

INFO:  We aim to create a program for emerging writers & editors to actively engage in a literary atmosphere as they navigate their daily lives outside of their craft. The program is structured to offer a well-rounded literary experience -- WT fellows will grow their administrative & editorial skills, create & develop new creative work, & add to our collaborative ecosystem. The fellowship hopes to address the intellectual & curatorial labor process in a way that is mutually sustainable.

Alongside their creative writing work, the 2018 Fellows have conducted interviews, pitched and crafted WT columns and features, advised for our online workshops, and curated WT submissions.

The Program

The 12-month long fellowship includes:

  • Writing and editing a chapbook to be published through Honeysuckle Press
  • Editorial internship in one or more WT or Honeysuckle Press departments
  • Writing mentorship & private Guest Seminars (past WT seminars have included Danez Smith, Fatimah Asghar, Kaveh Akbar, Safia Elhillo, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, and Richard Siken)
  • A monetary honorarium

The Application Process

The application includes questions about personal identity, writing experience, editorial interests & a creative writing prompt. After review the first round of applications, the Fellowship Advisors will conduct interviews with the finalists. After the interview 5-7 Fellows will be chosen and notified through email. 

The Boring, but Necessary Stuff

  • The fellowship will begin in January of 2019.
  • There is no application or tuition fee.
  • Writers 18+ may apply.
  • Applicants must not be an alumni of or currently enrolled in any MFA Writing program or PHD program. Writers in non-literary Masters programs may apply. The fellowship is open to both poets and prose writers.
  • The fellowship is open to writers who have not published a full-length manuscript in any genre. Self-publications are exempt.
  • The fellowship is open internationally.
  • There will be opportunities for in-person dialogue and collaboration but the vast majority of the fellowship will be online.
  • Fellows must commit to the 12 month responsibility.

DEADLINE: October 3, 2018

wintertangerine.com/fellowship-mi

 

IPOEM

Narrative

INFO: An iPoem is a short poem that will fit within no more than two screens on the iPhone. An iPoem may be up to 150 words long. However, they favor iPoems that can be read in a single screen, which would be a poem of about forty words, allowing space for title and byline.

Just as the advent of the typewriter both limited and enhanced the form of poetry, the new media are making an impact on the form and how readers experience it. So, without establishing specific formal criteria for the iPoem, other than length, they are nonetheless interested in seeing works that indicate the poet’s awareness of how the new media affect, for instance, the line in poetry. They favor works that demonstrate an awareness of and interest in prosody.

AWARD: $50 for each iPoem accepted for publication.

SUBMISSION FEE: There is a $20 fee for each submission. A submission may include up to four iPoems. With your submission, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

narrativemagazine.com/iPoem

POETRY -- AUGUST 2018

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Sustainable Arts Foundation

INFO: Sustainable Arts Foundation – a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families – is committed to offering half of its awards to applicants of color.

Writers may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Early and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Picture Books
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Young Adult Fiction

AWARD: $5,000

DEADLINE: August 31, 2018

apply.sustainableartsfoundation.org/

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:  LINEAGE OF MIRRORS

Winter Tangerine

INFO: Lineage of Mirrors seeks to profile poets of color and their influences. Twice a month, they will publish a suite of poems from a writer of color, alongside a statement from the writer on a poem by a poet of color that has influenced their craft. They strive to create a space for poets of color to discuss, analyze, and celebrate the work that changed everything for them. They’re invested in documenting the lines of influence that run through poetry from writers of color. This column will serve as an online archive of contemporary poetry that centers discussions of lineage, craft and the necessary resilience of POC poetic traditions.

AWARD: There is an honorarium for each profiled poet.

DEADLINE: Submissions will be open throughout the year.

https://wintertangerine.submittable.com/submit/71684/lineage-of-mirrors

POETRY -- JULY 2018

CAMP: A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE MARGINS

Asian American Writers’ Workshop 

INFO: The first summer camps in the US were founded in the late 19th century out of rising anxieties over the waning masculinity of young white boys in the midst of urban expansion—if they spend all their time inside, how would they become men who can survive in the wild? Summer camp has always been a culturally nationalist project, firmly rooted in the founding mythos of white American masculinity and held on the indigenous land stolen under settler colonialism. 

How do Asian American experiences of camp square with its settler colonial history? What does camp mean for Asian Americans? For those who don’t assimilate to the forceful conformity of camp, it can be a site of alienation. For some, immigrant cultural camps and language classes are ways to stay connected to the homeland, and often imagine it in deeply conservative terms.  Kumon and SAT prep can be staging grounds for the model minority narrative.     

What homes are made when you go to camp? For this special issue of The Margins, we’re looking for essays, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, graphic work, and hybrid genre work by Asian American writers that trouble, expand, and re-define camp—and in the process might destabilize a relationship to the model minority narrative, to organized religion, and to homeland.

DEADLINE: July 2, 2018

aaww.submittable.com/submit/80ef3b9a-352d-4b10-845e-bb923876a475/camp-a-special-issue-of-the-margins

 

THE PROVERSE POETRY PRIZE

Proverse Hong Kong

INFO: Open to all who are at least eighteen years old, whatever their residence, nationality or citizenship. New, emerging and experienced writers are all welcome. You are invited to enter in English ONE OR MORE poems written by yourself, previously unpublished in English, in which you own the copyright. 

THE AWARDS AND AWARD EVENTS

  • 1st prize: USD100.00
  • 2nd prize: USD45.00
  • 3rd prizes (up to four winners): USD20.00

ENTRY FEES: A $15 entry fee needs to be paid for each poem. An entry fee once paid may not be repaid and you may not withdraw a poem from the competition once you have entered it.

It is regretted that no correspondence can be entered into in relation to individual entries. 

DEADLINE: July 6, 2018

proversehongkong.submittable.com/submit/118440/the-proverse-poetry-prize-single-poems-2018-late-entries

 

THE PROVERSE PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED NONFICTION, FICTION OR POETRY

Proverse Hong Kong 

INFO: This annual international prize, established in 2008, is open to all who are at least eighteen years old, whatever their residence, nationality or citizenship, including new, emerging and established writers.

ENTRY FEE: $50 

DEADLINE: July 6, 2018

proversehongkong.submittable.com/submit/119382/the-proverse-prize-for-unpublished-non-fiction-fiction-or-poetry-2018-book-leng

 

GENERAL SUBMISSIONS: POETRY

Epiphany Magazine

INFO: General submissions for Epiphany's Fall 2018 issue are now open. We are considering fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic literature. 

COMPENSENATION: $50 per poem

SUBMISSION FEE: $3

DEADLINE: July 7, 2018

epiphanymagazine.submittable.com/submit/116976/fall-2018-submission-poetry

 

TENTH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

Narrative

INFO: In a continuing effort to encourage and support talented poets, we’re offering prizes and widespread publicity to all winners and finalists. Narrative is always looking for new voices, so all entries will be considered for publication in the magazine.

The contest is open to all poets. Entries must be unpublished and must not have been previously chosen as winners, finalists, or honorable mentions in other contests. Each entry may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. You may enter as many times as you wish, but we encourage you to be selective and to send your best work.

AWARDS:

  • First Prize is $1,500
  • Second Prize is $750
  • Third Prize is $300,
  • Up to ten finalists will receive $75 each. 
  • All entries will be considered for publication.

SUBMISSION FEE: $26. With your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

DEADLINE: July 15, 2018

narrativemagazine.com/Tenth-Annual-Poetry-Contest

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Fiyah Magazine

INFO: What we want in speculative poetry is verse that struggles, reveals, instructs, comforts, and fights back. We are looking for weird, complex, honest and challenging work with a clear speculative element from black authors. You can check out this post from our Poetry Editor for more on what we’d like to see in your poetry.

DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

http://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POETRY

Apogee

INFO: Apogee is a journal of literature and art that engages with identity politics, including but not limited to: race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and intersectional identities. We are a biannual print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goals are twofold: to publish fresh work that interrogates the status quo, and to provide a platform for underrepresented voices, prioritizing artists and writers of color.

Please send up to 5 poems for consideration. We ask that you compile your submission into one document. Send your submissions in either .doc or .docx format. We ask that you submit only once per open call. 

DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

https://apogeejournal.submittable.com/submit

POETRY -- JUNE 2018

JUNIPER SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE APPLICATION 2018

INFO: The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is an inclusive literary space that welcomes adult writers from different genres at all stages of their  careers. Acceptance to the Institute is based upon the strength and promise of the writing sample. We operate on a rolling admissions basis, and we do our best to make admission decisions within 2-6 weeks of  receiving applications

Once accepted, enrollment in the Institute is guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to put down a non-refundable deposit of $200 to secure your space.

Application materials include: 

Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $40 (U.S.) is required with each application. Applicants pay the fee by debit or credit card through a secure site.

Writing Sample
The strength and promise of your writing sample is the most important component of your application. Send your best work; it needn’t be published, though published work is acceptable, and it does not have to be  the same sample you wish to present in workshop. Writing samples are comprised of:

  • 5-7 pages of poetry (one poem per page) or
  • 7-9 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction/memoir (double-spaced)
  • Visual art (drawings, graphics, or pictures, etc.) are optional for applicants to the "words + pictures" workshop

Writing samples should be saved in one document (doc, docx,  pdf, rtf, or txt). Please include your name & email address as a header or footer in the writing sample. Visual art samples may be jpg, gif, png, mp4, avi, or mov. 

Note: Guidelines for applying to the special topics workshops (words + pictures, and literary arts + action) are the same as applying for fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction. You may submit any genre, according to that genre's page limits. 

Workshop Preference
You will have the opportunity in your application form to indicate your preferences for workshop leader. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preference. 

Please note: *If your second choice is in a different genre than your first choice, you may be contacted by email to submit additional materials.

Personal Statement
A personal statement of no more than 300 words describing your interest in the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Please explain why this would be a meaningful opportunity, any relevant experience of writing community, and what you think you can contribute to the Institute. If you are applying for funding, please also address how receiving a scholarship would affect your ability to attend.

SUBMISSION FEE: $40

DEADLINE: June 1, 2018

junipersummerwritinginstitute.submittable.com/submit

 

THE TRANSPACIFIC LITERARY PROJECT

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

INFO: The Transpacific Literary Project is an ambitious online editorial initiative of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) that is poised to foster literary connections between East and Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Asian diaspora, and a broader American reading public. The project has taken the shape of a series of portfolios published on AAWW’s online magazine The Margins. These portfolios comprise poetry and prose written by East and Southeast Asian writers, with an emphasis on works in translation, curated around broad themes, and seek to traverse geographic and other boundaries. 

For this next folio in the Transpacific Literary Project, they’re looking for fiction, graphic fiction, essays, poetry, and creative nonfiction on these themes by writers from East and Southeast Asia*. Work in translation is especially welcome. If the submission is by the translator, please indicate if English-language rights are available. We also welcome submissions of images, photo essays, and works of art that speak to the framework described above.

Submissions should be titled “Plastic_Lastname_Firstname”

AAWW will hold exclusive print and online rights to your piece for 90 days, and your story will be archived online. All other rights remain with the writer and translator. All contributors of original work (including translators) will be paid. We are also happy to look at ARCs of forthcoming books with a view to publishing extracts.  

DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2018

aaww.submittable.com/submit

 

2018 SUMMER WRITERS WEEK

The Hurston / Wright Foundation 

INFO: The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover, mentor, and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the foundation preserves this legacy and works to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce.

For more than 20 years, the Hurston/Wright Summer Writers Workshop has offered a safe space for writers in intensive workshop sessions and master classes. Workshops are led by award-winning writers who are influencing today’s literature. The program features critiques, craft talks, writing time and public readings.

Hurston/Wright workshops serve emerging and experienced writers who are starting projects, developing projects or seeking to polish projects. More than a thousand writers have participated in workshops since the first session in 1996.

Hurston/Wright is a community that supports you and your writing life.

Fiction Workshop led by Mitchell S. Jackson

Nonfiction Workshop led by Pamela Newkirk

Poetry Workshop will be led by Tiphanie Yanique

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Writers Week: Saturday, August 4 – Friday, August 10, 2018

hurstonwright.org/2018-writers-week/

 

TENTH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

Narrative Magazine

INFO: Narrative presents its Tenth Annual Poetry Contest. In a continuing effort to encourage and support talented poets, they’re offering prizes and widespread publicity to all winners and finalists. Narrative is always looking for new voices, so all entries will be considered for publication in the magazine.

The contest is open to all poets. Entries must be unpublished and must not have been previously chosen as winners, finalists, or honorable mentions in other contests. Each entry may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. You may enter as many times as you wish, but they encourage you to be selective and to send your best work.

AWARDS:

  • First Prize is $1,500
  • Second Prize is $750
  • Third Prize is $300
  • Up to ten finalists will receive $75 each

SUBMISSION FEE: $26. With your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2018

narrativemagazine.com/tenth-annual-poetry-contest

 

WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE

Rhode Island Writers Colony

INFO: The Colony’s purpose is to provide momentum; to be an impetus, for men and women fitting the criteria to focus, complete, and polish work; to develop work strong enough to stand on its own. These passionate emerging writers come from a multitude of combination of walks; single, African-American, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Hispanic, Latino, East Asian, Native American, African, married, gay, lesbian, or straight. 

FEES: There is a one-time fee of $550 for attendance

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: June 29, 2018
  • Residency: July 21-August 5, 2018

rhodeislandwriterscolony.com/

POETRY -- MAY 2018

2018 NOEMI PRESS BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY AND PROSE

INFO: Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for one book-length poetry collection and one book-length work of prose. The editors will judge. 

POETRY: Poets at any stage in their career may submit a manuscript of no more than 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 1. 
PROSE: Prose writers at any stage in their career may submit a manuscript (no page limit) with a $25 entry fee by May 1. 


All manuscripts are read anonymouslyStrip your manuscript of all identifying material including dedications and acknowledgements; otherwise, the manuscript will not be considered. 

SUBMISSION FEE: $25.00

DEADLINE:  May 1, 2018

noemipress.submittable.com/submit/103542/2018-noemi-press-book-award-for-prose

 

ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM       

The Jerome Foundation

INFO: The Jerome Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of a new Artist Fellowship program that offers flexible, two-year grants to support the creative development of early-career generative artists in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. Artists may apply individually or together with other members of ongoing collectives or ensembles.

The Jerome Foundation makes a distinction between generative artists (those artists responsible for artistic control in generating entirely new work, including writers, choreographers, film directors, visual artists, composers, playwrights, etc.) and interpretive artists (those who interpret or execute the work created by others, including actors, editors, dramaturgs, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, etc.). The Foundation recognizes that some artists do both generative and interpretive work. Nevertheless, the Fellowship program supports only those artists with a significant history of generative work.

All eligible applicants must have a history of making and presenting new work to the public beyond student work (if the applicant has pursued formal training). While an applicant’s past projects are reviewed as part of the selection process, the program’s primary focus is supporting an artist’s future potential through the creation of new work or activities that support professional development and/or career advancement.

The Foundation will make 10 grants in each of six categories:

  • Dance
  • Literature (fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry)
  • ·Media—including Film, Video and Digital Production (documentary, narrative, animation, or experimental) and New Media (artistic work that is computational and distributed digitally, in the form of websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds, computer games, human-computer interface or interactive computer installations)
  • Music
  • Theater, Performance and Spoken Word
  • Visual arts

Artists whose work spans multiple disciplines may request to be reviewed in two different disciplines. The Foundation reserves the right, however, to direct such applications to a single panel.

AWARD: Each fellow will receive $20,000 per year for two consecutive years, making the total cash award $40,000 over the two-year period. Individual artists may petition the Foundation to reduce the award amount but must present specific, compelling reasons to do so. Artists applying as part of a collective or ensemble will share one $20,000 per year award.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Application Period:  Now through May 8, 2018 at 4pm Central / 5pm Eastern Time
  • Notification of grant awards: By April 15, 2019
  • Earliest Date to Receive Funds: May 8, 2019

jeromefdn.org/apply/artist-fellowship

 

JUNIPER SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE APPLICATION 2018

INFO: The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is an inclusive literary space that welcomes adult writers from different genres at all stages of their  careers. Acceptance to the Institute is based upon the strength and promise of the writing sample. We operate on a rolling admissions basis, and we do our best to make admission decisions within 2-6 weeks of  receiving applications

Once accepted, enrollment in the Institute is guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to put down a non-refundable deposit of $200 to secure your space.

Application materials include: 

Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $40 (U.S.) is required with each application. Applicants pay the fee by debit or credit card through a secure site.

Writing Sample
The strength and promise of your writing sample is the most important component of your application. Send your best work; it needn’t be published, though published work is acceptable, and it does not have to be  the same sample you wish to present in workshop. Writing samples are comprised of:

  • 5-7 pages of poetry (one poem per page) or
  • 7-9 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction/memoir (double-spaced)
  • Visual art (drawings, graphics, or pictures, etc.) are optional for applicants to the "words + pictures" workshop

Writing samples should be saved in one document (doc, docx,  pdf, rtf, or txt). Please include your name & email address as a header or footer in the writing sample. Visual art samples may be jpg, gif, png, mp4, avi, or mov. 

Note: Guidelines for applying to the special topics workshops (words + pictures, and literary arts + action) are the same as applying for fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction. You may submit any genre, according to that genre's page limits. 

Workshop Preference
You will have the opportunity in your application form to indicate your preferences for workshop leader. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preference. 

Please note: *If your second choice is in a different genre than your first choice, you may be contacted by email to submit additional materials.

Personal Statement
A personal statement of no more than 300 words describing your interest in the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Please explain why this would be a meaningful opportunity, any relevant experience of writing community, and what you think you can contribute to the Institute. If you are applying for funding, please also address how receiving a scholarship would affect your ability to attend.

SUBMISSION FEE: $40

DEADLINE: June 1, 2018

junipersummerwritinginstitute.submittable.com/submit

POETRY -- APRIL 2018

2018 GRACE PALEY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

New School

INFO: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School is welcoming applications for the second annual Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship, a semester-long residency in the First-Year Writing Program. The Fellowship will honor a writer of considerable achievement, in any genre, whose work also reveals a concern for social justice.

The Grace Paley Fellow will teach a first-year essay-writing seminar for 15 incoming undergraduate students. Classes meet twice per week throughout the Fall 2018 semester. In addition to the course, over the semester the Paley Fellow will deliver one public craft lecture, offer one public reading of new work, and participate in at least three informal lunch-time writing seminars where faculty take up various themes and topics of interest from our classes. The Fellow will also deliver a talk during the 2018 orientation for all incoming New School students and will be invited to deliver the keynote address at the spring 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards.

The Fellow works closely with the Director of First-Year Writing and other faculty to discuss pedagogy, grading, and assessment (including student preparedness for more advanced writing courses).

The Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship is open to writers in any genre (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama) whose work demonstrates a concern for social justice.

Applicants should have published at least two book-length works. These books, combined with additional publications, should demonstrate considerable achievement in the writer’s field and engagement with the world at large.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

AWARD: The Fellowship offers a $25,000 stipend and is located in New York City.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2018

portfolio.newschool.edu/firstyearwriting/2017/12/15/2018-grace-paley-teaching-fellowship/

 

2018 AGHA SHAHID ALI POETRY PRIZE

University of Utah Press

INFO: Honoring the memory of a celebrated poet and a beloved teacher, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry is awarded annually and is sponsored by The University of Utah Press and The University of Utah Department of English.

AWARD: $1,000 Cash Prize and Publication; Reading in The University of Utah's Guest Writers Series.

SUBMISSION FEE: $25

DEADLINE: April 15, 2018

uofupress.submittable.com/submit/106485/2018-agha-shahid-ali-poetry-prize

 

REDIVIDER JOURNAL

Beacon Street Prize

INFO: Redivider is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2018 Beacon Street Prize.  

The NONFICTION category will be judged by HANIF ABDURRAQIB! Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much was released in 2016 and was nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in fall 2017 by Two Dollar Radio.

The POETRY category will be judged by KHADIJAH QUEEN! Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, most recently I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017). Earlier poetry collections include Conduit (Akashic / Black Goat 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011) and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015). Her verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015) won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women’s Performance Writing. The prize included a full staged production of the play at Theaterlab NYC from December 10 – 20, 2015 by Fiona Templeton’s The Relationship theater company. Individual poems and prose appear in Fence, Tin House, Buzzfeed, Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, Memoir, Best American Nonrequired Reading, DIAGRAM and widely elsewhere. Reviews of her work can be found in The New Yorker, Rain Taxi, BOMB Magazine, Los Angeles Review, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, and other publications, and she has performed her work nationally for more than a decade. Queen serves as core faculty in poetry and playwriting for the new Mile-High MFA in creative writing at Regis University, and is a Visiting Professor at University of Colorado, Boulder.

The FICTION category will be judged by ADAM JOHNSON! Adam Johnson is a Professor of English with emphasis in creative writing at Stanford University. Winner of a Whiting Award and Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy in Berlin, he is the author of several books, including Fortune Smiles, which won the 2015 National Book Award, and the novel The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Playboy, Harper’s Magazine, Granta, Tin House and The Best American Short Stories. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

GUIDELINES: 1 short story of 8,000 words max for fiction; 1 essay of 8,000 words max for nonfiction; three (3) poems max in a single file for poetry

PRIZES:

  • $1,000 prize for fiction
  • $1,000 for nonfiction   
  • $1,000 for poetry

SUBMISSION FEE: $10 per entry

DEADLINE: April 15, 2018

redividerjournal.org/submit/contests/beacon-street-prize/

 

CAVE CANEM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRESS POETRY PRIZE

Cave Canem

INFO: The Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize is a second-book award for black poets of African descent, offered every other year. This award celebrates and publishes works of lasting cultural value and literary excellence.

AWARD: Winner receives $1,000, publication by Northwestern University Press, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading.

SUBMISSION FEE: $20

DEADLINE: April 16, 2018

cavecanempoets.org/prizes/cave-canem-northwestern-university-press-poetry-prize/

 

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE

The Kerouac Project

INFO: The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past they have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community. You will be required to select a category into which your submission fits. The categories are: Poetry, Play, Screenplay, Fiction/Short Story, and Nonfiction.

STIPEND: Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included.

RESIDENCY SLOTS: Fall 2018: September 1 through November 22, 2018 Winter 2018–2019: December 1, 2018, through February 21, 2019 Spring 2019: March 1 through May 23, 2019 Summer 2019: June 1 through August 22, 2019

SUBMISSION FEE: $30

DEADLINE: April 16, 2018

kerouacproject.org/submissions/

 

MVICW PARENT-WRITER FELLOWSHIP

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

INFO: The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing was founded in order to give writers the opportunity to develop their craft among established authors. The Institute offers a comprehensive week-long focus on writing, providing writers with the necessary time to devote to their art, in the idyllic setting of the Vineyard. Each summer, we invite award-winning authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty from around the country to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with individuals, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing.

They are proud to announce the MVICW Parent-Writer Fellowships (est. in 2016 thanks to support from The Sustainable Arts Foundation). Writers who are also parents have increased difficulties in making time for their writing. Their Parent-Writer Fellowships are intended to give parents both the time and financial support to devote a week to themselves and their writing at MVICW. These fellowships offer funding to attend a week of choice at the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. The fellowships are open to anyone who has a child age 16 or younger living with them.

AWARD: Five Full Fellowships: $1600 (Tuition & Lodging for the Week): Two Poetry, Two Fiction/CNF, One Poetry or Fiction/CNF Two Runner-Up Fellowships: $500 each (Towards Tuition): Poetry and Fiction/CNF

GUIDELINES:

  • Poetry: Submit your best poem (1-3 pages) and a letter of interest.
  • Prose: Submit your best short fiction, novel excerpt, or creative non-fiction piece (up to 3000 words) and a letter of interest.

DEADLINE: April 21, 2018

mvicw.com/fellowshipinfo  

 

SUMMER WORKSHOP

Tin House

INFO: The Tin House Summer Workshop is a weeklong intensive of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by prominent contemporary writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program combines morning workshops with afternoon seminars and career panels. Evenings are reserved for author readings, singing, and dancing.

Workshops meet for six sessions, Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. Each workshop will have no more than twelve students and will treat two manuscripts per session. Each student will meet with their faculty instructor for a 15-minute one-on-one meeting during the week.

Tin House editors and guest agents are available to meet individually with students throughout the week.

For students who have completed a collection of stories or poems, a memoir, or a novel, one-on-one mentorships are available with select faculty and staff for an additional fee.

The Workshop will take place at Reed College, located on 100 acres of rolling lawns, winding lanes, and magnificent old trees in the southeast area of Portland, Oregon, just minutes from downtown and twelve miles from the airport.

Summer Workshop participants are housed in the dormitories of Reed College near the center of campus. Unless requested, all rooms are singles, with shared bathrooms (private stalls) on each floor. ADA accessible rooms are available.

All classrooms, readings, panel presentations, dining and reception areas are within walking distance from the dormitories.

Meals are served in the dining area of the college and are catered by Bon Appetit, and we work closely with them in the hopes that all dietary requirements and restrictions are accounted for and that participants’ needs are met. Students not staying with us on campus need to pay for meals individually.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Short Fiction/Nonfiction - One writing sample of no more than 5,000 words.
  • Novel - One excerpt (from the project you will be workshopping from) of no more than 5,000 words.
  • Poetry - Up to four poems.

If you have been accepted into a Tin House workshop previously, please do not apply with the same application material. You are free to excerpt from the same project.

Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to apply with work that is out for submission.

If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch your manuscript. 

DEADLINE: April 29, 2018

tinhouse.com/summer-workshop/

 

ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM       

The Jerome Foundation

INFO: The Jerome Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of a new Artist Fellowship program that offers flexible, two-year grants to support the creative development of early-career generative artists in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. Artists may apply individually or together with other members of ongoing collectives or ensembles.

The Jerome Foundation makes a distinction between generative artists (those artists responsible for artistic control in generating entirely new work, including writers, choreographers, film directors, visual artists, composers, playwrights, etc.) and interpretive artists (those who interpret or execute the work created by others, including actors, editors, dramaturgs, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, etc.). The Foundation recognizes that some artists do both generative and interpretive work. Nevertheless, the Fellowship program supports only those artists with a significant history of generative work.

All eligible applicants must have a history of making and presenting new work to the public beyond student work (if the applicant has pursued formal training). While an applicant’s past projects are reviewed as part of the selection process, the program’s primary focus is supporting an artist’s future potential through the creation of new work or activities that support professional development and/or career advancement.

The Foundation will make 10 grants in each of six categories:

  • Dance
  • Literature (fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry)
  • ·Media—including Film, Video and Digital Production (documentary, narrative, animation, or experimental) and New Media (artistic work that is computational and distributed digitally, in the form of websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds, computer games, human-computer interface or interactive computer installations)
  • Music
  • Theater, Performance and Spoken Word
  • Visual arts

Artists whose work spans multiple disciplines may request to be reviewed in two different disciplines. The Foundation reserves the right, however, to direct such applications to a single panel.

AWARD: Each fellow will receive $20,000 per year for two consecutive years, making the total cash award $40,000 over the two-year period. Individual artists may petition the Foundation to reduce the award amount but must present specific, compelling reasons to do so. Artists applying as part of a collective or ensemble will share one $20,000 per year award.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Application Period:  Now through May 8, 2018 at 4pm Central / 5pm Eastern Time
  • Notification of grant awards: By April 15, 2019
  • Earliest Date to Receive Funds: May 8, 2019

jeromefdn.org/apply/artist-fellowship

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POETRY -- MARCH 2018

SUMMER WORKSHOP

Tin House

INFO: The Tin House Summer Workshop is a weeklong intensive of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by prominent contemporary writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program combines morning workshops with afternoon seminars and career panels. Evenings are reserved for author readings, singing, and dancing.

Workshops meet for six sessions, Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. Each workshop will have no more than twelve students and will treat two manuscripts per session. Each student will meet with their faculty instructor for a 15-minute one-on-one meeting during the week.

Tin House editors and guest agents are available to meet individually with students throughout the week.

For students who have completed a collection of stories or poems, a memoir, or a novel, one-on-one mentorships are available with select faculty and staff for an additional fee.

The Workshop will take place at Reed College, located on 100 acres of rolling lawns, winding lanes, and magnificent old trees in the southeast area of Portland, Oregon, just minutes from downtown and twelve miles from the airport.

Summer Workshop participants are housed in the dormitories of Reed College near the center of campus. Unless requested, all rooms are singles, with shared bathrooms (private stalls) on each floor. ADA accessible rooms are available.

All classrooms, readings, panel presentations, dining and reception areas are within walking distance from the dormitories.

Meals are served in the dining area of the college and are catered by Bon Appetit, and we work closely with them in the hopes that all dietary requirements and restrictions are accounted for and that participants’ needs are met. Students not staying with us on campus need to pay for meals individually.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Short Fiction/Nonfiction - One writing sample of no more than 5,000 words.
  • Novel - One excerpt (from the project you will be workshopping from) of no more than 5,000 words.
  • Poetry - Up to four poems.

If you have been accepted into a Tin House workshop previously, please do not apply with the same application material. You are free to excerpt from the same project.

Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to apply with work that is out for submission.

If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch your manuscript.

APPLICATION PERIOD: March 1 – April 29, 2018

tinhouse.com/summer-workshop/

 

CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS

National Endowment for the Arts

INFO: The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. To review the applications, the National Endowment for the Arts assembles a different advisory panel every year, each diverse with regard to geography, race and ethnicity, and artistic points of view.

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2019, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in poetry are available. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) will be offered in FY 2020 and guidelines will be available in January 2019. 

Competition for fellowships is extremely rigorous. We typically receive more than 1,000 applications each year in this category and award fellowships to fewer than 5% of applicants. You should consider carefully whether your work will be competitive at the national level.

DEADLINE: March 7, 2018, no later than 11:59pm

Do not expect notification of awards and rejections before December 2018. Their support of a project may begin any time between January 1, 2019, and January 1, 2020, and extend for up to two years.

arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/grant-program-description

 

KUNDIMAN POETRY PRIZE

INFO: The Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets at any stage of their career.

Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and 50 – 70 pages in length. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible.

SUBMISSION FEE: $28

AWARD: Winner receives $1,000 and book publication with Tupelo Press.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2018

kundiman.org/prize/

 

THE 2018 ELIZA SO FELLOWSHIP

Submittable

INFOSubmittable is thrilled to announce the second annual Eliza So Fellowship, in partnership with The Writer’s Block and Plympton. This month-long residency in Las Vegas will offer award recipients time and solitude to help them finish a book that is already in progress. The program’s inaugural fellow was Melissa Sipin in 2017.

The 2018 fellowships will include room and board at The Writer’s Block, along with a $500 food stipend and $400 toward travel.  They are pleased to expand the program this year to offer two residencies between September and December, and awarded in the following categories:

  • The Eliza So Fellowship for Immigrant Writers
  • The Eliza So Fellowship for Montana Indigenous Writers

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  •  You have a novel, collection of stories, memoir, or other prose work (fiction, nonfiction or hybrid) in progress (100 pages minimum) or poetry collection in progress (30 pages minimum)  
  • You are either: a) A US immigrant (documented or undocumented), b) An indigenous writer with significant ties to Montana (either you are from Montana, live in Montana currently, or have another significant affiliation with Montana).

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: March 25, 2018
  • Results Announced: June 1, 2018

blog.submittable.com/2017/12/the-2018-eliza-so-fellowship/

 

2018 CAVE CANEM POETRY PRIZE

Cave Canem

INFO: The Cave Canem Poetry Prize is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by Black poets.

AWARD: Winner receives $1,000, publication by Graywolf Press in fall 2019, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading. 

SUBMISSION FEE: $20

DEADLINE: March 30, 2018 at 11:59 EST

cavecanem.submittable.com/submit/106029/2018-cave-canem-poetry-prize

 

2018 LATIN@ SHOLARSHIP

The Frost Place

INFO: This scholarship is designed to encourage the Latin@ voice in poetry and the literary arts, both at The Frost Place and in the broader literary community. The winner will receive a full fellowship to attend the Conference on Poetry at The Frost Place, July 8 - 14, 2018, including tuition, room, board, and travel.

The Latin@ Scholarship at The Frost Place will be selected by a small panel of readers who are committed to furthering the Latin@ voice in poetry.  The winning recipient will be selected solely based on the merit of his/her work, and responses to the application questions.  The candidate’s selection will not be determined based on gender, immigration status, or any other biases. 

The ideal applicant would self-identify as Latin@, would have a strong commitment to the Latin@ community, and be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Applications consist of a completed form, the contact information of two references, and a sample of 3 - 5 poems. 

DEADLINE: March 31, 2018

thefrostplace.submittable.com/submit/98389/2018-latin-scholarship

 

2018 GRACE PALEY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

New School

INFO: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School is welcoming applications for the second annual Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship, a semester-long residency in the First-Year Writing Program. The Fellowship will honor a writer of considerable achievement, in any genre, whose work also reveals a concern for social justice.

The Grace Paley Fellow will teach a first-year essay-writing seminar for 15 incoming undergraduate students. Classes meet twice per week throughout the Fall 2018 semester. In addition to the course, over the semester the Paley Fellow will deliver one public craft lecture, offer one public reading of new work, and participate in at least three informal lunch-time writing seminars where faculty take up various themes and topics of interest from our classes. The Fellow will also deliver a talk during the 2018 orientation for all incoming New School students and will be invited to deliver the keynote address at the spring 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards.

The Fellow works closely with the Director of First-Year Writing and other faculty to discuss pedagogy, grading, and assessment (including student preparedness for more advanced writing courses).

The Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship is open to writers in any genre (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama) whose work demonstrates a concern for social justice.

Applicants should have published at least two book-length works. These books, combined with additional publications, should demonstrate considerable achievement in the writer’s field and engagement with the world at large.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

AWARD: The Fellowship offers a $25,000 stipend and is located in New York City.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2018

portfolio.newschool.edu/firstyearwriting/2017/12/15/2018-grace-paley-teaching-fellowship/

 

ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM       

The Jerome Foundation

INFO: The Jerome Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of a new Artist Fellowship program that offers flexible, two-year grants to support the creative development of early-career generative artists in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. Artists may apply individually or together with other members of ongoing collectives or ensembles.

The Jerome Foundation makes a distinction between generative artists (those artists responsible for artistic control in generating entirely new work, including writers, choreographers, film directors, visual artists, composers, playwrights, etc.) and interpretive artists (those who interpret or execute the work created by others, including actors, editors, dramaturgs, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, etc.). The Foundation recognizes that some artists do both generative and interpretive work. Nevertheless, the Fellowship program supports only those artists with a significant history of generative work.

All eligible applicants must have a history of making and presenting new work to the public beyond student work (if the applicant has pursued formal training). While an applicant’s past projects are reviewed as part of the selection process, the program’s primary focus is supporting an artist’s future potential through the creation of new work or activities that support professional development and/or career advancement.

The Foundation will make 10 grants in each of six categories:

  • Dance
  • Literature (fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry)
  • ·Media—including Film, Video and Digital Production (documentary, narrative, animation, or experimental) and New Media (artistic work that is computational and distributed digitally, in the form of websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds, computer games, human-computer interface or interactive computer installations)
  • Music
  • Theater, Performance and Spoken Word
  • Visual arts

Artists whose work spans multiple disciplines may request to be reviewed in two different disciplines. The Foundation reserves the right, however, to direct such applications to a single panel.

AWARD: Each fellow will receive $20,000 per year for two consecutive years, making the total cash award $40,000 over the two-year period. Individual artists may petition the Foundation to reduce the award amount but must present specific, compelling reasons to do so. Artists applying as part of a collective or ensemble will share one $20,000 per year award.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Application Period:  Now through May 8, 2018 at 4pm Central / 5pm Eastern Time
  • Notification of grant awards: By April 15, 2019
  • Earliest Date to Receive Funds: May 8, 2019

jeromefdn.org/apply/artist-fellowship

POETRY -- FEBRUARY 2018

ANISFIELD-WOLF FELLOWSHIP IN WRITING & PUBLISHING

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

INFO: The Cleveland State University Poetry Center is accepting applications for the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing, a two-year post-graduate fellowship that offers an emerging writer time to work toward a first or second book and an opportunity to gain experience in editing, publishing, literary programming, and outreach in collaboration with the staff of the CSU Poetry Center.

The CSU Poetry Center is a 55+-year-old independent nonprofit press that publishes 3–5 books of contemporary poetry, prose, and translation each year. The Poetry Center also hosts the Lighthouse Reading Series and serves as a teaching lab for undergraduate and graduate students at Cleveland State University and within the Northeast Ohio MFA program. The Fellow will be a two-year employee of the CSU English department. The salary is $40,000 per year with health insurance and benefits.

The fellowship will encompass two academic-year (9-month) residencies of 30 hours per week, divided between writing, work at the CSU Poetry Center, and an outreach project of the Fellow’s own design. Poetry Center work will include reviewing submissions, attending editorial meetings, and assisting with Center contests. Possible outreach projects include (but are not limited to): developing an anthology incorporating authors from an underrepresented community; organizing community writing workshops; developing a reading series to engage previously underserved communities; or working with a local organization involved in education, social justice, and the literary arts. The project should be designed and completed in the two years in which the Fellow is in residence. It is expected that this work will further engage an already enthusiastic writing community at Cleveland State University and throughout Cleveland. Additional professional development opportunities for the Fellow will include participation in Cleveland Book Week and public readings of their work for the Cleveland literary community.

This fellowship is named for and supported by the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which honor literature that promotes equity and social justice and are administered through the Cleveland Foundation. Through the creation of this fellowship, Anisfield-Wolf and the CSU Poetry Center hope to support writers from backgrounds and with perspectives historically underrepresented in publishing and creative writing programming. By providing editorial experience and opportunities at a literary press, the fellowship also aims to help address the longstanding lack of diversity in the U.S. publishing workforce.

Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf established the book awards in 1935 in honor of her father, John Anisfield, and husband, Eugene Wolf, to reflect her family’s passion for social justice and the rich diversity of human cultures. Founded with a focus on combating racism in America, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards today maintain that commitment to equity and justice in an expanded, global context. Recent winners, for example, have also addressed religious identity, immigrant experiences, LGBTQ+ history, and the lives of people with disabilities.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

csupoetrycenter.com/news-1/2017/12/13/anisfield-wolf-fellowship-in-writing-publishing

 

U.S.-JAPAN CREATIVE ARTISTS EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS

Japan-United States Friendship Commission

INFO: The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States the opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program.  Artists go as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan.  They also go as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.

Since 1978, the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have worked  with the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan and the International House of Japan (I-House) to organize the United States-Japan Creative Artists’ Program. Each year five leading U.S.-based artists, representing all genres, are selected from the United States and are provided funding to spend three months in Japan.

This residency program allows the artists to research and experience both the traditional and contemporary artistic milieu of Japan. Artists are free to live anywhere in the country to pursue activities of greatest relevance to their creative process. While many artists chose to remain in Tokyo, others live in Kyoto or other cities, and still others work in rural settings or travel around the countryside. The International House of Japan provides in-depth orientation materials, expert advice and professional contacts, as well as logistical support during the residency period.

Primary Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Candidates must live and work professionally primarily in the United States.
  • Candidates must be professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as: architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, librettists, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, and performance artists). For additional eligibility requirements, please click here.

AWARD: A grant award of $20,000 for three months, and $28,000 for up to five months will be provided to each artist to cover housing, living and professional expenses.  Artists will be responsible for converting their U.S. Dollar award into Japanese Yen.  The Commission will also provide grantees up to $2,000 to cover the cost of their round-trip transportation to Japan.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018 at 11:59 EST

jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

 

CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIP

Luminarts

INFO: The Creative Writing Fellowship awards five $5,000 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories or prose and poetry. Applicants submit a two-page written piece (either a stand-alone piece or an excerpt of a larger piece such as a novel or short story). Entries are submitted and reviewed by an initial panel of jurors. Once reviewed, all top entries go to the final juror panel and the winners are selected. Jurors are comprised of professional authors, novelists, and poets, literary contributors, publishers, editors, journalists and media contributors.

Fellowship applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, live within 150 miles of the Chicago Loop, and be enrolled in, or graduated from, a degree program, or other professional artist development program. 

DEADLINE: February 9, 2018

luminarts.org/creative-writing-opportunities

 

ARTISTS RESIDENCY

Mineral School

INFO: Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2018, we're offering three two-week residency periods to 8 writers of poetry and prose and 4 visual artists, providing accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary volunteers using locally-grown organic food whenever possible. During September 2018, we'll offer a one-week residency to 4 writers who are parents of children under 18. 

Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards. Visual artist residents will be offered space to work outside of their classrooms (unless they wish to work in their medium in the room where they sleep). The school building has bathrooms with showers. Residents are served all meals and snacks daily and have the opportunity to share work with the public. Mineral features a swimmable fishing lake and boat rentals, a bar, a bed and breakfast, a general store, churches, a post office, and more deer than people. It's 25 minutes by car to Mt. Rainier National Park.

Visiting authors and artists: During each two-week residency, resident alumnae will visit and present work and bring with them a special guest artist they've chosen to introduce to Mineral. Additionally, during June's residency there will be a free musical event onsite on the last night, Saturday, June 30, by the Portland band Swimfish.

Resident presentations: If they wish, residents can share with one another and the public at our monthly residents' "show and tell" held during residency. These presentations are held after dinner in our library/multi-purpose room.

Notification will be given at least two months before the residency period for which you've applied. Residency sessions are held during the following time periods.  

Two-week residency periods for 2018:

  • June 17-July 1
  • July 15-July 29
  • August 19-September 2 

One-week parents' residency

  • September 15-September 23

DEADLINE: February 15, 2018

mineralschool.submittable.com/submit

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: ISSUE 3

The Shanghai Literary Review

 INFO: The Shanghai Literary Review accepts submissions for web and print on a rolling basis. They are interested in art and criticism about urbanism, globalism, identity, and transnationalism, though by no means should submissions be limited to those topics. Selected works will be published in print, and with a delay, also online. They strongly urge submitters to check out their TSLR Online section on this site or view back issues of the magazine to get a sense of what they are looking for.

They publish: 

  • Fiction - less than 5,000 words
  • Poetry - 2 poems submission limit per person
  • Nonfiction & Essay - less than 5,000 words
  • Flash Fiction or Nonfiction - less than 500 words
  • Visual Art - photography, video, photo essay, collage, painting, sketch, etc.
  • Translation - translation into English of any poetry, essay or short fiction from Asia, or vice versa, along with the original text
  • Book Review - pitch book review ideas to us, on fiction or non-fiction from or about Asia 

DEADLINE: February 15, 2018

hshanghailiterary.com/submissions/

 

MACONDO WRITERS WORKSHOP

INFO: The Macondo Workshop is a master’s level workshop, meaning that participants are expected to be established writers capable of reviewing each other’s work with compassionate rigor and vision. In 2018 we will hold three workshops, which meet for four days, three hours each day. We will have fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry workshops. Maximum number of participants in each workshop is 12.

In addition to the morning workshops, afternoon/early evening seminars, open to everyone, give Macondistas a chance to discuss artistic, political, publishing, and other topics related to writing. Events planned throughout the week provide opportunities for Macondistas to visit, get to know each other, and exchange ideas. A large, open mic gathering on one of the evenings brings us all together to read our work and enjoy the company of the larger community. Sandra Cisneros will conduct a fundraiser reading to support the Macondo Writers Workshop on one evening between July 25 and 28.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio has generously offered classroom and performance space and housing in its residence halls at a reduced rate, along with sponsorship of the Welcome Dinner, Final Breakfast, and other services to Macondo participants. We are grateful to University President, Dr. Cindy Teniente-Matson and her wonderful faculty, staff, and students for their commitment to ensuring a successful Macondo workshop.

FEES / TUITION:

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Tuition: $500 tuition, plus additional cost for five nights’ accommodations either arranged on your own or in campus residence halls at a reduced rate. (Actual cost for residence hall accommodations is not expected to exceed $200 for five nights.) 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: February 16, 2018
  • Notification: by March 31, 2018
  • Welcome Dinner: July 24, 2018
  • Workshops: July 25 – 28, 2018
  • Farewell Breakfast: July 29, 2018

lizgonzalez.com/pages/macondo.html 

 

2018 AWARD SERIES

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

INFO: AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike.

The Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers, for writers, by writers. AWP hires a staff of “screeners” who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten manuscripts in each genre for each judge’s final evaluations.

Eligibility Requirements

Only book-length manuscripts are eligible. The Award Series defines “book-length” as:

  • Poetry: 48 pages minimum text;
  • Short story or creative nonfiction collection: 150–300 manuscript pages; and
  • Novel: at least 60,000 words.

Poems and stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion in submissions, but manuscripts previously published in their entirety, including self-published manuscripts, are not eligible. As the series is judged anonymously, no list of acknowledgements should accompany your manuscript.

The AWP Award Series is open to all authors writing original works in English for adult readers. Mixed-genre manuscripts cannot be accepted. Criticism and scholarly monographs are not acceptable for creative nonfiction, which the Award Series defines as factual and literary writing that has the narrative, dramatic, meditative, and lyrical elements of novels, plays, poetry, and memoir.

AWARDS:

  • Donald Hall Prize for Poetry
  • $5,500
  • Judge: Ross A. Gay
  • Publication from the University of Pittsburgh Press

Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

  • $5,500
  • Judge: Kelly Link
  • Publication from the University of Massachusetts Press

AWP Prize for the Novel

  • $2,500
  • Judge: Paula McLain
  • Publication from New Issues Press

AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction

  • $2,500
  • Judge: TBA
  • Publication from the University of Georgia Press

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

awpwriter.org/contests/awp_award_series_overview 

 

SELF-PUBLISHING LITERARY AWARDS

Black Caucus of the American Library Association

INFO: The Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) honors the best self-published ebooks by an African American author in the U.S. in the following genres: Fiction and Poetry. The judging committee will be comprised of a BCALA-appointed panel. They will select one winner in each genre.

PRIZES:

  • Each genre prize winner shall receive: $500.00.
  • Two (2) $500.00 awards: one for adult fiction, one for adult poetry;
  • Formal recognition at the Black Caucus of ALA Literary Awards;
  • BCALA Literary Award Seal to use in marketing.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

bcala.org/e-book-award/

 

THE 2018 ELIZA SO FELLOWSHIP

Submittable

INFOSubmittable is thrilled to announce the second annual Eliza So Fellowship, in partnership with The Writer’s Block and Plympton. This month-long residency in Las Vegas will offer award recipients time and solitude to help them finish a book that is already in progress. The program’s inaugural fellow was Melissa Sipin in 2017.

The 2018 fellowships will include room and board at The Writer’s Block, along with a $500 food stipend and $400 toward travel.  They are pleased to expand the program this year to offer two residencies between September and December, and awarded in the following categories:

  • The Eliza So Fellowship for Immigrant Writers
  • The Eliza So Fellowship for Montana Indigenous Writers

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  •  You have a novel, collection of stories, memoir, or other prose work (fiction, nonfiction or hybrid) in progress (100 pages minimum) or poetry collection in progress (30 pages minimum)  
  • You are either: a) A US immigrant (documented or undocumented), b) An indigenous writer with significant ties to Montana (either you are from Montana, live in Montana currently, or have another significant affiliation with Montana).

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Submission Period: Through March 25, 2018
  • Results Announced: June 1, 2018

blog.submittable.com/2017/12/the-2018-eliza-so-fellowship/

 

ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM       

The Jerome Foundation

INFO: The Jerome Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of a new Artist Fellowship program that offers flexible, two-year grants to support the creative development of early-career generative artists in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. Artists may apply individually or together with other members of ongoing collectives or ensembles.

The Jerome Foundation makes a distinction between generative artists (those artists responsible for artistic control in generating entirely new work, including writers, choreographers, film directors, visual artists, composers, playwrights, etc.) and interpretive artists (those who interpret or execute the work created by others, including actors, editors, dramaturgs, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, etc.). The Foundation recognizes that some artists do both generative and interpretive work. Nevertheless, the Fellowship program supports only those artists with a significant history of generative work.

All eligible applicants must have a history of making and presenting new work to the public beyond student work (if the applicant has pursued formal training). While an applicant’s past projects are reviewed as part of the selection process, the program’s primary focus is supporting an artist’s future potential through the creation of new work or activities that support professional development and/or career advancement.

The Foundation will make 10 grants in each of six categories:

  • Dance
  • Literature (fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry)
  • ·Media—including Film, Video and Digital Production (documentary, narrative, animation, or experimental) and New Media (artistic work that is computational and distributed digitally, in the form of websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds, computer games, human-computer interface or interactive computer installations)
  • Music
  • Theater, Performance and Spoken Word
  • Visual arts

Artists whose work spans multiple disciplines may request to be reviewed in two different disciplines. The Foundation reserves the right, however, to direct such applications to a single panel.

AWARD: Each fellow will receive $20,000 per year for two consecutive years, making the total cash award $40,000 over the two-year period. Individual artists may petition the Foundation to reduce the award amount but must present specific, compelling reasons to do so. Artists applying as part of a collective or ensemble will share one $20,000 per year award.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Application Period:  Now through May 8, 2018 at 4pm Central / 5pm Eastern Time
  • Notification of grant awards: By April 15, 2019
  • Earliest Date to Receive Funds: May 8, 2019

jeromefdn.org/apply/artist-fellowship

POETRY - JANUARY 2018

THE 2018 ELIZA SO FELLOWSHIP

Submittable

INFOSubmittable is thrilled to announce the second annual Eliza So Fellowship, in partnership with The Writer’s Block and Plympton. This month-long residency in Las Vegas will offer award recipients time and solitude to help them finish a book that is already in progress. The program’s inaugural fellow was Melissa Sipin in 2017.

The 2018 fellowships will include room and board at The Writer’s Block, along with a $500 food stipend and $400 toward travel.  They are pleased to expand the program this year to offer two residencies between September and December, and awarded in the following categories:

  • The Eliza So Fellowship for Immigrant Writers
  • The Eliza So Fellowship for Montana Indigenous Writers

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  •  You have a novel, collection of stories, memoir, or other prose work (fiction, nonfiction or hybrid) in progress (100 pages minimum) or poetry collection in progress (30 pages minimum)  
  • You are either: a) A US immigrant (documented or undocumented), b) An indigenous writer with significant ties to Montana (either you are from Montana, live in Montana currently, or have another significant affiliation with Montana).

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Submission Period: January 1 - March 25, 2018
  • Results Announced: June 1, 2018

blog.submittable.com/2017/12/the-2018-eliza-so-fellowship/

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Rigorous

INFO: Rigorous is an online journal highlighting the works of authors, artists, critics, and educators of color. They publish fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, visual art, sound art, audiovisual art and movies, cartoons, and any other artistic creations by people of color. They accept all genres, and have a particular affinity for science fiction, superheroes, and other “geek” genres.

They seek essays on the personal experiences of people of color and interviews with interesting people of color. They seek critical analysis of art by people of color. They are especially interested in stories about and by educators of color, and the experience of teaching the works of people of color.

Rigorous is edited by Rosalyn Spencer and Kenyatta JP Garcia, with Associate Editor Carla Williams.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: January 5, 2018
  • Issue Released: January 20, 2018

rigorous.submittable.com/submit

 

DISCOVERY / BOSTON REVIEW 2017 POETrY CONTEST

92Y

INFO: For over 60 years 92Y’s Discovery Contest has launched the careers of major poets like John Ashbery, Lucille Clifton, Mark Strand, Mary Jo Bang and Solmaz Sharif, to name but a few. Will you be next?

AWARD: Four winners receive a reading at 92Y, publication in Boston Review, a two-night residency at the ACE Hotel and $500 each.

DEADLINE: January 12, 2018 at 5pm

92y.org/uptown/tisch-center-for-the-arts/unterberg-poetry-center/discovery-boston-review-poetry-contest

 

Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize

University of Notre Dame Press 

INFO: The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize supports the publication of a first full-length book of poems by a Latinx poet.

AWARD: The winning poet will receive $1000 and a contract from University of Notre Dame Press. Upon publication of the winning book, Letras Latinas will extend an invitation to both the winner and the judge to give a joint reading at Notre Dame.

ENTRY FEE: $0

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

latinostudies.nd.edu/institute-initiatives/letras-latinas/andres-montoya-poetry-prize/

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Serendipity

INFO: Submissions for the annual print issue of Serendipity are open. They are particularly interested in work that grapples with the intersections of race, gender, disability, and sexuality in our current socio-political climate. LGBTQ women of color are strongly encouraged to submit. 

Please do not submit if you do not identify as a person of color.

Serendipity is a literary journal specializing in poetry, prose, and art that engages with issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and intersecting identities. They seek work that explores, celebrates, and interrogates all aspects of our identities; and work that delights and beguiles our readerly sensibilities.  They are an online semi-annual, (Winter and Summer), and an annual print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that amplifies marginalized voices, particularly that of same-gender loving women of color.

They accept prose submissions under 5,000 words and no more than three (3) poems, in either .doc or .docx format. Please use 12pt font, 1-inch margins, and number your pages. Include your last name, genre, and title of the work in the header.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

serendipitylitmag.org/submit/

 

KUNDIMAN ANNUAL RETREAT

INFO: In order to help mentor the next generation of Asian American writers, Kundiman sponsors an annual Retreat in partnership with Fordham University. During the Retreat, nationally renowned Asian American poets and writers conduct Master Classes and manuscript consultations with fellows. Readings, writing circles and informal social gatherings are also scheduled. Through this Retreat, Kundiman hopes to provide a safe and instructive environment that identifies and addresses the unique challenges faced by emerging Asian American writers. This five-day Retreat takes place from Wednesday to Sunday. Workshops will not exceed six students.

A nationally renowned Asian American writer facilitates each Master Class workshop. Fellows are assigned a home group for the duration of the retreat and the faculty rotates in the workshopping of each home group. The Kundiman Retreat is generative in nature and so Master Classes are focused on new work that is written at the Retreat. Master Classes include a craft talk, readings and prompts / exercises to generate this new work. Poetry fellows will receive a manuscript consultation on a 10 page manuscript. Fiction fellows will receive a manuscript consultation on a 15 page manuscript. Our hope is that fellows are able to forge a deeper relationship to their artistic process and are able to encounter their work with renewed focus and energy.  

LOCATION: The Kundiman Retreat is held at Fordham University's beautiful Rose Hill Campus located in the Bronx, NYC.

ELIGIBILITY: The Retreat is open to anyone who self-identifies as Asian American. 

FEES:

  • The non-refundable tuition fee is $375. Room and board provided free to accepted fellows.
  • The application fee is $25.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Retreat: June 20 - 24, 2018

kundiman.org/retreat/

 

LETRAS LATINAS / RED HEN POETRY PRIZE

INFO: Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize support the publication of a second or third full-length book of poems by a Latinx poet.

AWARD: The winning poet will receive $1000, a contract from Red Hen Press. Upon publication of the winning book, Letras Latinas will make every effort to secure invitations to read in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.

ENTRY FEE: $0

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

latinostudies.nd.edu/institute-initiatives/letras-latinas/letras-latinas-red-hen-poetry-prize/

 

2ND ANNUAL YEMASSEE JOURNAL CHAPBOOK CONTEST

INFO: Yemassee is accepting entries for its 2017 Writing Prizes, including the 2017 Chapbook Contest. The author of the winning poetry chapbook will receive $1000 and 25 copies of their chapbook. Author input on cover art will be considered. The editors will select ten finalists and pass those submissions on to the guest judge. The ten finalists will receive acknowledgment.

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: To enter, submit one chapbook with 20-26 pages of poetry (title page, dedication, etc. does not count). An entry fee of $22 must accompany each entry.

DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIPTED: Entries accompanied by $25 also qualify the submitter for a one-year subscription to Yemassee. Please select the appropriate fee category.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

yemasseejournal.com/chapbook-prize/

 

2018 YEMASSEE JOURNAL POETRY CONTEST

INFO: Yemassee is now accepting entries for its 2017 Writing Prizes, including the 2017 Poetry Contest. The author of the winning poem will receive $750 and publication in Yemassee 24.2. The editors will select ten finalists and pass those poems on to the guest judge. The ten finalists will receive acknowledgment and all entries will be considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Yemassee.

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: To enter, submit up to three pieces of unpublished poetry. An entry fee of $17 must accompany each entry.

DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIPTION: Entries accompanied by $20 qualify the submitter for a one-year subscription to Yemassee. Please select the appropriate fee category.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

yemasseejournal.com/poetry-contest/

 

HELENE WURLITZER FOUNDATION RETREAT

INFO: The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico provides residency grants to people who specialize in the creative arts. The foundation accepts applications from and offers residency grants to painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, photographers and filmmakers, of national and international origin.

The Foundation offers three months of rent-free and utility-paid housing to grantees. Our eleven guest houses, or casitas, are fully furnished and provide residents with a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors.

The HWF also provides academic scholarships to graduating high school seniors pursuing degrees in the creative arts.

The Foundation offers three sessions a year: 
• Session 1 (mid January - mid April) 
• Session 2 (June - mid August) 
• Session 3 (early September - early December)

What is included in the residency?

The HWF grants rent-free and utility-paid housing on the foundation campus, providing artists with their own fully furnished home and a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors. The HWF places no expectations or requirements on the artists in residence; It is the gift of time and space. In addition to the casitas, the HWF campus includes the Commons House w/ wi-fi, Library, The Main House, and laundry facilities. Residents are responsible for their own food and transportation, although the Foundation does provide bicycles for artists in residence. 

What artistic disciplines are eligible for a residency grant?

  • Visual artists: painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, ceramicists 
  • Literary artists: writers, poets, playwrights & screenwriters 
  • Music composers and songwriters

Literary artists must submit hard-copy work samples. Include a cover sheet containing your contact info and table of contents, but please omit names and contact info on the writing samples themselves

  • Writers: samples should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages 
  • Poets: a maximum of six poems. 
  • Playwrights: include one complete play. 
  • Screenwriters: include one complete screenplay. 

APPLICATION FEE: $25

DEADLINE: January 18, 2018

wurlitzerfoundation.org/apply

 

WORKSPACE 2018-2019

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

INFO: Workspace is a nine-month studio residency program that focuses on creative practice development for emerging artists working across all disciplines, LMCC’s Workspace program offers space for experimentation and dialogue with peers and arts professionals, as well as career-advancement opportunities. Workspace encourages creative risk-taking, collaboration, learning and skill-sharing at a critical early stage of an artist’s career and serves between 15 and 20 individuals or collaborative groups annually. Emerging visual artists, performing artists, and writers working in all media and genres are eligible to apply.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:00pm
  • Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

lmcc.net/program/workspace/?mc_cid=6b45a54c82&mc_eid=2bec2fd1bc

 

ANAPHORA WRITING RESIDENCY

Otis College of Art and Design 

INFO: Anaphora Writing Residency is a ten-day program, designed exclusively for writers of color. The residency will provide genre-specific workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Workshops are held with small groups that meet five or six times throughout the residency. Faculty will also be available for consultation sessions. The residency will feature lectures by faculty, visiting writers, and other guests; roundtable discussions on topics about the literary and publishing industry; a keynote address; pitch madness sessions; and different networking opportunities with fellow writers and professionals from the publishing industry. Participants will also have the opportunity give and attend readings, as well as participate in field trips to local museums and art galleries in Los Angeles. Participants who are also visual artists may have the opportunity to sign up for a master class with the critic-in-residence.  

The fee to attend the residency is $3,000, which includes room and board. Notifications will be sent out via email in early March. A $350 deposit fee is required to secure your spot in the residency after notifications go out and the full balance is due in early May. 

A limited number of fellowships are available based on merit and financial need; six partial fellowships ($1,500 each), and two full fellowships ($3,000 each) will be available. Additionally, Anaphora Literary Arts will support two partial fellowships ($1,500 each). Fellowships do not provide a travel stipend. If you would like to be considered for a fellowship, please submit your application by the priority deadline, January 15, 2018.

APPLICATION FEE: $20

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Residency: May 31 – June 9, 2018

Participants must apply by the priority deadline of January 15, 2018 to be considered for fellowships. 

otis.edu/anaphora-writing-residency

 

HURSTON / WRIGHT COLLEGE WRITERS AWARD

The Zora Neale Hurston / Richard Wright Foundation

INFO: The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is proud to host the annual Hurston/Wright Awards for College Writers, which is the only award of its kind that recognizes Black college writers. The award is the foundation’s first program. It was initiated to support emerging Black artists in fiction and poetry enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school program anywhere in the United States.   

Submissions will be judged by distinguished published authors in fiction and poetry. Writers will be notified in March whether their submissions were accepted or not accepted. Awards, which include a cash prize, will be announced in May. Award winners will be invited to attend the Legacy Award ceremony that is hosted in October in Washington, DC.

ENTRY FEE: $25

DEADLINE: January 31, 2018

https://hurstonwrightfoundation.submittable.com/submit

 

ANISFIELD-WOLF FELLOWSHIP IN WRITING & PUBLISHING

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

INFO: The Cleveland State University Poetry Center is accepting applications for the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing, a two-year post-graduate fellowship that offers an emerging writer time to work toward a first or second book and an opportunity to gain experience in editing, publishing, literary programming, and outreach in collaboration with the staff of the CSU Poetry Center.

The CSU Poetry Center is a 55+-year-old independent nonprofit press that publishes 3–5 books of contemporary poetry, prose, and translation each year. The Poetry Center also hosts the Lighthouse Reading Series and serves as a teaching lab for undergraduate and graduate students at Cleveland State University and within the Northeast Ohio MFA program. The Fellow will be a two-year employee of the CSU English department. The salary is $40,000 per year with health insurance and benefits.

The fellowship will encompass two academic-year (9-month) residencies of 30 hours per week, divided between writing, work at the CSU Poetry Center, and an outreach project of the Fellow’s own design. Poetry Center work will include reviewing submissions, attending editorial meetings, and assisting with Center contests. Possible outreach projects include (but are not limited to): developing an anthology incorporating authors from an underrepresented community; organizing community writing workshops; developing a reading series to engage previously underserved communities; or working with a local organization involved in education, social justice, and the literary arts. The project should be designed and completed in the two years in which the Fellow is in residence. It is expected that this work will further engage an already enthusiastic writing community at Cleveland State University and throughout Cleveland. Additional professional development opportunities for the Fellow will include participation in Cleveland Book Week and public readings of their work for the Cleveland literary community.

This fellowship is named for and supported by the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which honor literature that promotes equity and social justice and are administered through the Cleveland Foundation. Through the creation of this fellowship, Anisfield-Wolf and the CSU Poetry Center hope to support writers from backgrounds and with perspectives historically underrepresented in publishing and creative writing programming. By providing editorial experience and opportunities at a literary press, the fellowship also aims to help address the longstanding lack of diversity in the U.S. publishing workforce.

Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf established the book awards in 1935 in honor of her father, John Anisfield, and husband, Eugene Wolf, to reflect her family’s passion for social justice and the rich diversity of human cultures. Founded with a focus on combating racism in America, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards today maintain that commitment to equity and justice in an expanded, global context. Recent winners, for example, have also addressed religious identity, immigrant experiences, LGBTQ+ history, and the lives of people with disabilities.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

csupoetrycenter.com/news-1/2017/12/13/anisfield-wolf-fellowship-in-writing-publishing

 

U.S.-JAPAN CREATIVE ARTISTS EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS

Japan-United States Friendship Commission

INFO: The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States the opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program.  Artists go as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan.  They also go as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.

Since 1978, the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have worked  with the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan and the International House of Japan (I-House) to organize the United States-Japan Creative Artists’ Program. Each year five leading U.S.-based artists, representing all genres, are selected from the United States and are provided funding to spend three months in Japan.

This residency program allows the artists to research and experience both the traditional and contemporary artistic milieu of Japan. Artists are free to live anywhere in the country to pursue activities of greatest relevance to their creative process. While many artists chose to remain in Tokyo, others live in Kyoto or other cities, and still others work in rural settings or travel around the countryside. The International House of Japan provides in-depth orientation materials, expert advice and professional contacts, as well as logistical support during the residency period.

Primary Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Candidates must live and work professionally primarily in the United States.
  • Candidates must be professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as: architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, librettists, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, and performance artists). For additional eligibility requirements, please click here.

AWARD: A grant award of $20,000 for three months, and $28,000 for up to five months will be provided to each artist to cover housing, living and professional expenses.  Artists will be responsible for converting their U.S. Dollar award into Japanese Yen.  The Commission will also provide grantees up to $2,000 to cover the cost of their round-trip transportation to Japan.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018 at 11:59 EST

jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

 

ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM       

The Jerome Foundation

INFO: The Jerome Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of a new Artist Fellowship program that offers flexible, two-year grants to support the creative development of early-career generative artists in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. Artists may apply individually or together with other members of ongoing collectives or ensembles.

The Jerome Foundation makes a distinction between generative artists (those artists responsible for artistic control in generating entirely new work, including writers, choreographers, film directors, visual artists, composers, playwrights, etc.) and interpretive artists (those who interpret or execute the work created by others, including actors, editors, dramaturgs, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, etc.). The Foundation recognizes that some artists do both generative and interpretive work. Nevertheless, the Fellowship program supports only those artists with a significant history of generative work.

All eligible applicants must have a history of making and presenting new work to the public beyond student work (if the applicant has pursued formal training). While an applicant’s past projects are reviewed as part of the selection process, the program’s primary focus is supporting an artist’s future potential through the creation of new work or activities that support professional development and/or career advancement.

The Foundation will make 10 grants in each of six categories:

  • Dance
  • Literature (fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry)
  • ·Media—including Film, Video and Digital Production (documentary, narrative, animation, or experimental) and New Media (artistic work that is computational and distributed digitally, in the form of websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds, computer games, human-computer interface or interactive computer installations)
  • Music
  • Theater, Performance and Spoken Word
  • Visual arts

Artists whose work spans multiple disciplines may request to be reviewed in two different disciplines. The Foundation reserves the right, however, to direct such applications to a single panel.

AWARD: Each fellow will receive $20,000 per year for two consecutive years, making the total cash award $40,000 over the two-year period. Individual artists may petition the Foundation to reduce the award amount but must present specific, compelling reasons to do so. Artists applying as part of a collective or ensemble will share one $20,000 per year award.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Application Period:  Now through May 8, 2018 at 4pm Central / 5pm Eastern Time
  • Notification of grant awards: By April 15, 2019
  • Earliest Date to Receive Funds: May 8, 2019

jeromefdn.org/apply/artist-fellowship

 

IPOEM

Narrative

INFO: An iPoem is a short poem that will fit within no more than two screens on the iPhone. An iPoem may be up to 150 words long. However, they favor iPoems that can be read in a single screen, which would be a poem of about forty words, allowing space for title and byline.

Just as the advent of the typewriter both limited and enhanced the form of poetry, the new media are making an impact on the form and how readers experience it. So, without establishing specific formal criteria for the iPoem, other than length, they are nonetheless interested in seeing works that indicate the poet’s awareness of how the new media affect, for instance, the line in poetry. They favor works that demonstrate an awareness of and interest in prosody.

AWARD: $50 for each iPoem accepted for publication.

SUBMISSION FEE: There is a $20 fee for each submission. A submission may include up to four iPoems. With your submission, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

narrativemagazine.com/iPoem

 

 

 

 

POETRY - DECEMBER 2017

2018 CHAPBOOK PROGRAM

The Center for Book Arts

INFO: The Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Program by December 15, 2017. The selected manuscript will be determined in May 2018 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, 10 of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center. The selected poet will also receive a cash award of $500 and a $500 honorarium for a reading, to be held at the Center in the fall of 2018, as well as an exclusive opportunity for a week long stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as one of their Winter Shakers. This year’s curators will be Natasha Trethewey19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Please submit a collection or sequence of original poems or a single long poem not to exceed 450 lines or 21 pages (no translations are accepted). The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript. Please provide a table of contents and a separate acknowledgements page containing prior magazine or anthology publication of individual poems at the end of the manuscript. Please note that the 450 lines or 21-page limit does not include acknowledgements pages.

APPLICATION FEE: $30

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

 

POETRY -- NOVEMBER 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Yale Younger Poets

INFO: The Yale Series of Younger Poets is seeking submissions for its 2017 competition. This contest champions the most promising new American poets. The winning poetry manuscript will be selected by the series’ current judge, critically acclaimed poet Carl Phillips, to be published by Yale University Press in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The competition is open to emerging poets who have not previously published a book of poetry and who reside in the United States.

APPLICATION FEE: $25

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017

youngerpoets.org 

 

EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY POETRY PRIZE

The Tishman Review

INFO: Send up to five poems per entry. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Multiple entries by a single poet are accepted, however each group of five poems must be treated as a separate entry, each with its own cover sheet.

Judged by Major Jackson

Winner and accepted for publication entries will be announced by January 30th and published in the January issue.

ENTRY FEE: $15

AWARD: $500

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017

thetishmanreview.com/contests/

 

TWF POETRY Contest

Tennessee Williams Festival

INFO: The contest is open to emerging writers who have not yet published a book of poetry with an ISBN number. Please submit work that has not won other prizes or contests (even if poems were unpublished).  

ENTRY FEE: $15

AWARD:

  • $1,000
  • VIP All-Access Pass ($600 value) for the Festival
  • Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine
  • Public reading at the next Festival

·       The top nine finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017

tennesseewilliamsfestival.submittable.com/submit/42271/twf-poetry-contest

 

30 BELOW CONTEST

Narrative Magazine

INFO: Narrative invites all writers and poets between eighteen and thirty years old to send their best work. Works of prose and of poetry, including short stories, all poetic forms, novel excerpts, essays, memoirs, and excerpts from book-length nonfiction. Prose submissions must not exceed 15,000 words. Each poetry submission may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. 

AWARDS:

  • First Prize: $1,500
  • Second Prize: $750
  • Third Prize: $300
  • Up to ten finalists will receive $100 each

SUBMISSION FEE: $24 fee for each entry (includes three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage).

DEADLINE: November 19, 2017

http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/382367

 

2018-19 WRITING FELLOWSHIP

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

INFO: The Fine Arts Work Center awards seven-month Writing Fellowships to five poets and five fiction writers each year from October 1 through April 30.  

Applications will either be sent to our Fiction Jury or our Poetry Jury.  Those whose works fall between those two categories or employ both may also apply; however, all applicants must either choose "Fiction" or "Poetry" on the application form.  Writers applying in more than one genre must submit separate applications, including a non-refundable processing fee for each genre.

The Fine Arts Work Center actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status, or veteran status.  

AWARD: Writing Fellows are provided with a private, furnished apartment and a monthly stipend of $750.  Fellows are required to remain in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, during the seven-month Fellowship.

SUBMISSION FEE: $50

DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

web.fawc.org/writers

 

Tupelo Press Anthology of Indigenous Writing

INFO: The editors at Tupelo Press are excited to begin reviewing submissions for an anthology of contemporary Indigenous poetry. This book will feature a selection of poems from each contributor, alongside an original essay on craft or aesthetics, as well as a chosen influential text with which the poet’s work enters into dialogue. The influential text is an occasion for each poet to articulate their own literary genealogy and acknowledge the history of Indigenous writing. The result will be a transcendent, wholly new offering of inter-generational writing by Indigenous poets.

To submit, please send the following items via our online submission manager:

  • A selection of 5-7 published or unpublished poems. Multiple submissions are welcome.

After an initial review, they will ask for these items at a later date:

  • The influential/influencing poem.
  • An essay in which you discuss the relationship between the influential poem and your own work. Please note that their definition of craft essay is expansive. The essay can be brief or more developed, as they are not requiring a specific length. The style of this prose piece can be as traditional or untraditional as you wish.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

tupelopress.submittable.com/submit/90460/tupelo-press-anthology-of-indigenous-writing

 

POETRY - OCTOBER 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Yale Younger Poets

 INFO: The Yale Series of Younger Poets is seeking submissions for its 2017 competition. This contest champions the most promising new American poets. The winning poetry manuscript will be selected by the series’ current judge, critically acclaimed poet Carl Phillips, to be published by Yale University Press in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The competition is open to emerging poets who have not previously published a book of poetry and who reside in the United States.

APPLICATION FEE: $25

SUBMISSION PERIOD: October 1 – November 15, 2017

www.youngerpoets.org

 

2017 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

 Red Hen Press

INFO: Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition, which is open to all poets.

AWARD: $3000, publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press, and a four-week PLAYA Residency.

SUBMISSION FEE: $25
DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

redhen.org/awards-2/bsa/

 

2017 QUEER SOUTHEAST ASIA BOOK AWARD

INFO: The award is open to all emerging Southeast Asian writers. It comes with SGD 1,000 (tax-free) and book publication. The winning manuscript will be critically introduced by one of the editors of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

1. Full-length manuscript without the author’s identifying information and acknowledgments. Submitted manuscripts should not be under consideration in another competition or for publication by another press. PDF copy only.

  • For poetry submissions -- Submissions must be in Times New Roman (font size 12) and single-spaced with 1 inch margin on all sides. Page number must appear consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page.
  • For prose submissions -- Submissions must be in Times New Roman (font size 12) and double-spaced with 1 inch margin on all sides. Page number must appear consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page.
  • Note: prose genres except novel.

2. The author must provide an essay (2-4 pages; single-spaced) answering the questions below. The essay must appear in the manuscript after the title page and before the contents.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The essay will not be judged. Submitting writers should take this requirement as a way to introduce the context/s within which they write and the things they do in order to create or be creative. In addition, the questions below are supposed to be just guide questions. If submitting writers feel they should avoid these questions and respond to others not stated here, they may freely do so.

  • Question 1 -- As an artist, what of (queer) Southeast Asia are you concerned the most?
  • Question 2 -- How is your submitted manuscript relevant to (queer) Southeast Asia?
  • Question 3 -- What politics, frameworks, or conditions shaped your manuscript and the writing of your manuscript?
  • Question 4 -- What kind of impact do you wish your manuscript to incite?

3. The author’s curriculum vitae. No prescribed length. PDF copy only.

Note: The author's CV will not be judged. The author should submit only one manuscript.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2017.

queersoutheastasia.com/book-prize

 

WALT WHITMAN AWARD

Academy of American Poets

INFO: The Walt Whitman Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published byGraywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.

The award was established in 1975 to encourage the work of emerging poets and to enable the publication of a poet’s first book. It is made possible by financial support from the members of the Academy of American Poets.

The 2017 judge for the Walt Whitman Award is Joy Harjo

DEADLINE: November 1, 2017

poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award

 

SILLERMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE FOR AFRICAN POETS

African Poetry Book Fund

INFO: The African Poetry Book Fund is accepting submissions for the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets.  

The contest is open to African writers who have not yet published a book-length poetry collection. (An African writer is taken as someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African.) 

PRIZE: $1,000 US and publication through the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.

SUBMISSION FEE: $0

DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=2058#sillerman

POETRY -- SEPTEMBER 2017

ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARDS

INFO: The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognizes outstanding works that contribute to the understanding of racism and the appreciation of cultural diversity. Awards are given for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. 

To submit a book for consideration, send five copies with a completed copy of the Entry Form to:

Karen R. Long
c/o Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
The Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: 216.685.2018
Email: Submit@Anisfield-Wolf.org

Upon receipt, the books will be forwarded to the jury. All submitted materials become the property of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and will not be returned. The winners will be announced in the spring.  

SUBMISSION PERIOD: September 1 – December 31, 2017

anisfield-wolf.org/submissions/submission-guidelines/  

 

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS

Harvard University

 INFO: The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts (including Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction/Biography/ Autobiography/Memoir, Nonfiction/Current Issues, Playwriting or Screenwriting, and other topics). 

To be considered for a fellowship in fiction or nonfiction, applicants must have any of the following: one or more published books, contract for the publication of a book-length manuscript, or at least three shorter works (longer than newspaper articles) published. Evidence of publication in print format within the last five years is highly desirable; Web site publications are not acceptable as the only form of previously published work. Applicants should note that reviewers take into account evidence of a distinctive, original voice, richness or dimensionality of text, and coherence in the project plan. Professionals interested in writing about their work experiences should apply in the category of nonfiction. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.

STIPEND: Up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. They work with fellows with families who have particular issues connected to relocating to smooth the transition. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution. Please note that they can only pay stipends to home institutions if they are US based. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2018 through May 31, 2019.

Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, they expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail in March of the results.

DEADLINE: September 14, 2017

radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply 

 

CHA INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE

INFO: To celebrate the tenth anniversary issue of Cha and to mark the twentieth anniversary of Hong Kong's handover, they are hosting Cha International Poetry Prize 2017, in collaboration with PEN Hong Kong.

The competition is open to ALL poets.

PRIZES:

  •  First Prize US$1501
  • Second Prize US$800
  • Third Prize US$400
  • And five Commended Prizes, each US$100
  • All eight winning poems will be published in the tenth anniversary issue of Cha, due out in late December 2017.

SUBMISSION FEE: $0

DEADLINE: September 15, 2017

asiancha.submittable.com/submit

 

SILLERMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE FOR AFRICAN POETS

African Poetry Book Fund

INFO: The African Poetry Book Fund is accepting submissions for the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets.  

The contest is open to African writers who have not yet published a book-length poetry collection. (An African writer is taken as someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African.) 

PRIZE: $1,000 US and publication through the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.

SUBMISSION FEE: $0

SUBMISSION PERIOD: September 15 – December 1, 2017

africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=2058#sillerman

 

NEW VOICES AWARD 

Lee & Low Books

INFO: Lee & Low Books, award-winning publisher of children’s books, announces its annual New Voices Award, which will be given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color.

Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. The contest is open to writers of color who are residents of the United States, 18 years or older at the time of entry, and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published.   

Submissions may be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for children ages 5 to 12. 

PRIZE: The Award winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and our standard publication contract, including L&L’s basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $500. 

DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

leeandlow.com/writers-illustrators/new-voices-award

TOI DERRICOTTE & CORNELIUS EADY CHAPBOOK PRIZE

Cave Canem

INFO: Launched in 2015, the annual Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional chapbook-length manuscripts by black poets, and is presented in collaboration with the O, Miami Poetry Festival and The Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Final Judge: Major Jackson.

First Readers: Cameron Awkward-Rich, Tameka Cage Conley, P. Scott Cunningham

Cave Canem uses a blind judging system to arrive at the contest winner and honorable mention(s).

AWARD: Winner receives $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books in 2018, 10 copies of the chapbook, a residency from April 2-6, 2018 at The Writer’s Room at The Betsy Hotel in Miami and a featured reading on April 4, 2018 at the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

ENTRY FEE: $12

DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

cavecanempoets.org/prizes/toi-derricotte-cornelius-eady-chapbook-prize/

 

POETRY - AUGUST 2017

THE WINTER TANGERINE AWARDS

Winter Tangerine Review 

INFO: The aim of the award is to honor new and emerging poets and prose writers who are creating electric work. Entries will only be accepted from writers who have not yet published a novel or collection of any type.  

SUBMISSION FEE: $0  

PRIZES:  

  • All award winners and finalists will be published in the following Winter Tangerine Issue
  • The two award winners will receive a box of (gently used) books, (never used) strawberry jam, and a check for $250
  • All finalists receive our kudos & $20.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2017

wintertangerine.com/wta-rules

 

WINTER RESIDENCY 2017

The Watering Hole

INFO:The residency occurs as the same time as the Winter Retreat (December 26-30, 2017 in Santee, SC) and is intended to provide time for poets to make significant headway on collections that are already in progress. 

TWH residents are invited (but not required) to attend 3 craft talks, 2 readings, 1 keynote speech, and any after-hours community activities in conjunction with the Winter Retreat. However, residents may not attend classes/workshop, since they will be working on their collection.
 

PAYMENT INFO:

  • The first ten people (retreat or residency) to pay in full get a one-on-one with a facilitator.
  • $299 TWH Graduate Fellows (includes housing, facilitator fees, administrative expenses and activities listed above)
  • $399 Newbies (includes housing, facilitator fees, administrative expenses and activities listed above)
  • Upon acceptance, a nonrefundable down payment of $100 must be made by August 15, 2017. This reserves your place in the retreat.
  • The remaining nonrefundable balance must be paid in full by October 1, 2017.

SUBMISSION FEE: $25

DEADLINE: August 1, 2017

twhpoetry.submittable.com/submit

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GLITTERBRAIN

Anomalous Press

INFO: Anomaly’s GLITTERBRAIN folio seeks to create a home for expression by queer and trans indigenous people and people of color who identify as mentally ill, neurodivergent, or as having mental illness.

Poems, hybrid pieces, and intermedia/multimedia work will be considered, and are not required to address mental illness directly. Essays about mental illness and poetics will also be considered. Please send up to 5 pieces, as well as a brief bio to sarah@anomalouspress.org 

DEADLINE: August 15, 2017

medium.com/anomalyblog/call-for-work-glitterbrain-fdc7bb2cbf0c

 

FALL 2017 AWARDS

Sustainable Arts Foundation

INFO: Sustainable Arts Foundation – a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families – is committed to offering half of its awards to applicants of color.

Writers may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Playwriting
  • Picture Books
  • Early and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Graphic Novel

AWARDS:

  • Sustainable Arts Foundation Award: $6,000
  • Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award: $2,000

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

apply.sustainableartsfoundation.org/

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:  LINEAGE OF MIRRORS

Winter Tangerine

INFO: Lineage of Mirrors seeks to profile poets of color and their influences. Twice a month, they will publish a suite of poems from a writer of color, alongside a statement from the writer on a poem by a poet of color that has influenced their craft. They strive to create a space for poets of color to discuss, analyze, and celebrate the work that changed everything for them. They’re invested in documenting the lines of influence that run through poetry from writers of color. This column will serve as an online archive of contemporary poetry that centers discussions of lineage, craft and the necessary resilience of POC poetic traditions.

AWARD: There is an honorarium for each profiled poet.

DEADLINE: Submissions will be open throughout the year.

wintertangerine.com/lineage-of-mirrors