Asian American Writers’ Workshop

INFO: Every Tuesday, the Margins publishes the work of emerging and established Asian American poets. We accept submissions for our Poetry Tuesday feature. Please allow at least five weeks for a response.

We’re looking for:

  • Poetry that challenges/subverts convention (in both poetry and society)

  • Poetry that is not afraid to be humorous, dirty, and obscene

  • Poetry that explores history

  • Poetry that responds to current events and issues

  • Translations of poetry (given the submitter explains that he/she/they has/have acquired the rights to publish them, along with the originals) 



The Annual Stonewall Chapbook Competition

INFO: The Stonewall Chapbook Competition is dedicated toward highlighting the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community.  The competition offers authors a chance to have a chapbook published by BrickHouse Books’ Stonewall imprint.  This is a wonderful opportunity for LGBTQIA+ authors to have their shorter works of poetry or short fiction published (BHB’s normal submissions guidelines prefer a minimum of 50 pages; Stonewall is 20-30 pages). 

DEADLINE: August 15, 2019



Writers & Poets, 2020, 1st Session

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

INFO: KHN awards approximately 35 residencies PER SESSION. Of these, approximately 10-15 spots are awarded to writers working in a variety of genre. Residency awards include living and studio space plus a weekly stipend of $100 for the duration of the residency. Private writers studios are located in two of the apartments, though sometimes writers work in the composer's studio or one of the visual art studios. Wi-fi access is available throughout the grounds. 

For residency awards scheduled from January 6 - June 19, 2020.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2019 



2020 Margins Fellowship

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

INFO: The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2020 Margins Fellowship. Four emerging Asian American, Muslim, and Arab 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, Arab, West Asian, and North and East African communities and 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 an online magazine of arts and ideas featuring new fiction and poetry, literary and cultural criticism, and interviews with writers and artists. We are the recipient of a Whiting Literary Magazine award and 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.

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. To be considered you must apply through this Submittable form. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at aawwmagazine [at] gmail [dot] com.

DEADLINE: September 9, 2019



The 2019 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

Cave Canem 

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

AWARD: Winner receives $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books in 2020, 10 copies of the chapbook, a residency in early April at The Writer’s Room at The Betsy Hotel in Miami and a feature reading at the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2019