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 anonymously. Strip 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
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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