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
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
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