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Grants and Fellowships Showing 4 of 7
Banff Centre Emerging Writers Intensive. This workshop-based program embraces multiple genres, providing structured support for new creative writers wanting to improve their writing skills. Four faculty work closely with eight participants in one of the following genres: first chapter novel, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short fiction. Participants read the submissions of fellow group members, then give and receive feedback during three-hour morning workshops. Afternoons are devoted to writing time, and to meeting one-on-one with faculty. Any new writer interested in structured feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program. The program is open to writers with no publications, a few publications, or even a first book, in the genres of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and first chapter novel. The program fee, which includes a meal plan, gym membership, single room, and more, is $1 360.75. Financial assistance of up to 100% is available for this program. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship. The Emerging Voices Fellowship is a literary mentorship that aims to provide new writers who are isolated from the literary establishment with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career. Applicants must not have an MA, MFA, or Ph.D in Creative Writing, be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs, have published one or more books through major publishing houses, university presses, established presses, writers who are widely published in top tier literary journals/magazine, and must be over the age of 21. Emerging Voices is a rigorous fellowship based in Los Angeles with weekly meetings and an intense reading and writing schedule. With this in mind, participants must be willing and able to make an enthusiastic commitment to the fellowship and to their involvement as members of a group. Housing is not provided. The fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend, given in $500 increments. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Skálanes Art & Science Residency. Takes place in the facilities of the Skálanes Nature and Heritage Center – an independent natural science research station situated a remote fjord on the east coast of Iceland. We encourage applications from Nordic and International artists, writers, scientists and researchers and we welcome applications for all phases – from initial research to finishing works. Skálanes provides the residents with a combined living and working environment, a basic laboratory, internet connection and sauna. Skálanes offers a self-organized residency of either 30 or 60 days accommodating up to 6 residents at a time. The periods for which applications are open are from: October 1st to December 1st 2018 and March 1st to May 1st 2019. Residency cost for one person is 110.000 ISK a month (890 euro) or 200.000 ISK for two months (1600 euro). For a couple, the cost is 200.000 ISK a month (1600 euro) or 380.000 ISK for two months (3080 euro). Prices includes water, electricity, internet, use of laundry facilities, general use of facilities and weekly transport between Skálanes and Seyðisfjörður. Applications should include residency duration, work proposal, desired residency outcome, a list of necessities for the work to be carried out and a short CV. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, International
Sustainable Arts Foundation Award. The Sustainable Arts Foundation's unique trait is our focus on artists and writers who are also parents. We seek to reward excellence. Your portfolio--which may (but need not) allude to your parenting--will assist us in evaluating your work. We're also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals. We have no geographical restrictions on our applicants. This applies both to U.S. citizens living abroad as well as to citizens of other countries. This year, we will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. Additionally, we will name ten award finalists. Prose writers should include 15 double-spaced pages, maximum (you may submit a single long sample or multiple shorter samples). Poets should include 10 poems, not to exceed 15 pages total, in a single PDF. Application will open on August 1. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Publications Showing 10 of 24
Causeway Lit. Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 22 pages or one poem (max ten pages). Simultaneous submissions allowed if we're notified of acceptance elsewhere. All of our submissions are considered anonymously; if your name appears anywhere on the manuscript, you’ll get an email from us saying we can’t consider your work. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Psychopomp. Committed to publishing original fiction that dares to redefine traditional storytelling and genre borders. We are generally not looking for traditional realist fiction or pure hard genre. With that said, we are certainly open to publishing more traditional literary work or more hard genre (no fan fiction) so long as it’s really, really good. Please only submit one story at a time unless your individual submissions are under 1,000 words in which case you may send up to three pieces in one file. Our word limit for general submissions is approximately 5,000 words. Pays, Fiction, United States
Gigantic Sequins. Please submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems in ONE FILE, one long (up to ~3500 words) short story/novel excerpt or up to 3 short (~1000 words each) pieces of flash fiction/micro fiction, or one long (up to ~4000 words) essay/ memoir excerpt or up to 3 short (~1000 words each) pieces of flash non-fiction/micro non-fiction for our consideration. We accept simultaneous submissions as long as the writer withdraws his/her work if any work is accepted elsewhere. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Outlook Springs. Our emphasis is literary fiction but we aren’t biased against genre. To the contrary! Experimental, science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, magical realism, minimalist, maximalist, flash, etc., are all welcome into our home, so long as there is an emphasis on character and/or language rather than on cleverness and conceit. For poetry, send no more than five poems. We want poems that ooze with sonic pleasure. We love creative nonfiction in all its forms and variations. Send us your memoirs. Send us your travel narratives, your lyrical essays, your personal essays, and everything in between. Payment is $10 for poems, $25 for prose. Of course simultaneous submissions are OK. They should always be OK. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Filling Station. Submit up to 10 pages of fiction (submissions at the upper end of this length spectrum will need to be of exceptional quality to be considered. We are pleased to receive any of the following fiction: flash fiction, postcard fiction, short fiction, experimental fiction that diverges from the usual subgenre categories, a novel excerpt that can stand alone, or a combination of these subgenres. Submit up to 6 pages of poetry. We also encourage you to submit experimental interviews, articles, reviews, and creative nonfiction. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Proximity Magazine. Theme issue: "Aging." Proximity is looking for true stories that explore the concept of aging, either your own experience or how you are dealing with the aging of those around you — grandparents, parents, old friends, your dog, or even a beloved possession. We're looking for in-depth stories that analyze and reflect upon your own feelings about aging and how your community or culture approaches it. And don’t forget: Proximity seeks a strong sense of place, so keep that in mind as you send us your essays around the theme of AGING. Submissions must be previously unpublished (#) and submitted to Proximity for publication in one of the following categories: long-form (6,000 words maximum), mid-range (2,000 words maximum), flash (500 words maximum). Unpaid, Non-Fiction, United States
Potluck. Submissions open August 1. For poetry, three to five poems (totalling no more than 8 pages). For fiction, nonfiction, essays, and so on, up to 3000 words. Simultaneous submissions are gladly accepted, just notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere! Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Tammy. Submit 20-40 pages of writing for our chapbook submission period. Collaborations, hybrid work, and translations are welcome. We publish an initial print run of 75 copies of each chapbook, and we keep all of our chapbooks in print. Authors receive 10 copies and financial assistance toward organizing readings and other promotional endeavours. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Freefall. Submissions from outside Canada are not accepted. Prose should not exceed 4000 words. For fiction, please submit short stories & novel excerpts, non-fiction, writing related or general audience topics, creative non-fiction, plays, and postcard stories. Payment is $10.00 per page in the magazine, to a maximum of $100.00 and one copy of issue that your piece is published in. Payment is made upon publication. You may also submit 2-5 poems, any style. Length of any individual poem cannot exceed 6 pages. Payment is $25.00 per poem and one copy of issue that your piece is published in. Payment is made upon publication. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Magma Poetry. Theme issue: "Changeling." Not the film with Angelina Jolie, but the dark myth of a fairy child left in the place of a human one. A strange substitute. An other – the unheimlich, or uncanny. A spell given corporeal form. In her essay on the Metaphysical ‘I’, Dorothea Lasky wrote: ‘The best gift that a poet can give his or her I is to allow it to be its own cool animal. An I that is a wild thing, a mercurial trickster that resists all definition. That is so close to a self (a self or the self)—and so far away from it at the same time––that the reader can’t help but see a real self in it.’ We are looking for poems that explore this almost-I, this not-quite-thing, poems that unsettle and beguile; that shape-shift or transform; that deal in magic, childhood, folklore and the unknown. You may submit up to 4 poems in a single Word document. Unpaid, Poetry, Britain
Contests Showing 11 of 27
Prairie Schooner Creative Non-fiction Essay Contest. The contest is open to all types of creative nonfiction essays up to 5,000 words. We're interested in reading imaginative essays of general interest. Our guest judge, Carmen Maria Machado, will name a winner and finalist. The winner will receive $500 and publication in our Spring 2019 issue. Multiple submissions are welcome and encouraged, but a separate entry fee must accompany each submission. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, United States
Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. Awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. The entry must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words. The grand prize is $1,000 (Canadian funds) to one winner. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, Canada
1/2 K Prize. Send us up to three pieces, 500 words or less, for a chance at $1000 + publication. Any genre is fair game for this contest! Each piece should be 500 words or less and in a single word document. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Glass Buffalo Writing Contests. Our 2018 writing contests are now open! All writers who are residents of Canada are welcome to submit their best piece of short fiction and poetry to be considered by our accomplished judges for the chance to win a $500 prize. This year's Short Fiction Prize will be awarded to the best story under 750 words. For a poetry entry, you may submit up to two (2) poems per entry fee. There is no minimum or maximum word count. Do not include any identifying markers in your documents, such as name, contact info, etc. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Canada
The Anzaldúa Poetry Prize. This prize is awarded annually, in conjunction with the Anzaldúa Literary Trust, to a poet whose work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. Special attention is given to poems that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking: artistic, theoretical, and social, which is to say, political. First place is publication, $1,000 prize, and 25 contributor copies. Up to five finalists will be announced, and all poems will be considered for publication as a general submission. Submit 15 to 30 pages of poetry. Please include no more than one poem per page. The author’s name should not appear in the document. Pays, Fees, Poetry, United States
Quill Prose Award. The Quill Prose Award is for a work of prose with a minimum of 150 pages by a queer writer. Award is $1000 and publication of awarded manuscript by Red Hen Press. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Broken River Prize. An annual poetry chapbook contest from Platypus Press. No submission fee. Winner will receive publication and $250/£200 prize money. Submissions should be between 20 and 40 pages in length. The contest is open internationally. Pays, Poetry, Britain
Blue Mesa Review Contests. Please send a packet of 3 poems, an essay or a short story of no more than 6,000 words. First place in the all categories will be awarded $500 and publication in our Winter 2018 issue. Second place will be also be awarded publication and our standard honorarium. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Works published elsewhere are accepted. You may enter as many times as you wish.Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English. £1,000 will be awarded to winners in both categories, as well as publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, a selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books, a one year print subscription to Granta, and more. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Britain
Glimmer Train Open Fiction Contest. Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers. Most entries run from 3,000 to 6,000 words, but any lengths from 3,000 to 20,000 words are welcome. 1st place receives $3,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories and 10 copies of that issue. 2nd place receives $1,000 and, if accepted for publication, 10 copies of that issue. 3rd place receives $600 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue. Pays, Fees, Fiction, United States
Miami University Novella Prize. Awarded annually to a novella-length manuscript of original fiction (18,000–40,000 words). The winner receives $750, a standard contract, publication and 10 copies of the book. Length: 18,000-40,000 words. Unfortunately, shorter or longer manuscripts will be disqualified without refund. Previously published works are not eligible. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed; please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere. Students, former students, faculty, former faculty, or anyone connected to Miami University are not eligible to enter. Pays, Fees, Fiction, United States