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.
- 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
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.
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
THE 2018 ELIZA SO FELLOWSHIP
INFO: Submittable 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
- 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).
- Deadline: March 25, 2018
- Results Announced: June 1, 2018
2018 CAVE CANEM POETRY PRIZE
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
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
2018 GRACE PALEY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
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
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:
- 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)
- 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.
- 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