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Grants and Fellowships Showing 4 of 12
ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship. Worth a total of $10,000, this fellowship honours the artistry, courage and moral leadership of Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian-Kurdish poet, journalist, memoirist, film producer and human rights activist. The chosen Fellow will make a broad contribution to the magazine over the course of twelve months, with a series of three substantial articles on any aspect of refugees, statelessness or human rights. Open to English-speaking writers around the world: journalists, commentators, scholars, activists, creative writers. The application should comprise a proposal of three pages plus a short CV and two short examples of their writing. Applicants should cover the following: the likely nature/scope/genre of at least two of the three proposed articles; why they want to work with the magazine; why they believe their contributions will advance ABR and win us new readers. (We are mindful that the Fellowship will evolve throughout the year.) Applicants should also nominate two professional/literary referees. Pays, Non-Fiction, International
Kimmel Harding Nelson Centre for the Arts Residency. The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio. This deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following January – June. Statement about submitted works (limit 200 words, ~1500 characters) and a statement of intent of what you propose to work on while at the Center including why the residency is important to you at this stage in your career (limit 200 words, ~1500 characters). Your name MUST NOT appear in the contents of either statement. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
MacDowell Colony Residency. For residencies between Feb 1 – May 31, 2020. The colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees aside from a nonrefundable processing fee of $30 (U.S.) is required with each application. Include a 10-page writing sample completed within the past two years, related as closely as possible to the proposed project. Upload a PDF file of a one-page Executive Summary of your C.V. Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible to apply. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply. Any applicant who may experience difficulty in paying the fee is encouraged to contact the admissions department. Artists are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the Colony. We are pleased to offer stipends to artists in all artistic disciplines so that they may take advantage of a residency at the Colony. Funding is also available to help reimburse artists for costs associated with travel, including shipping of materials. Financial aid forms are available upon acceptance and aid is awarded based on need. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
New Orleans Writers Residency. This residency provides space for writers to step away from their lives and focus on writing for four weeks (Jan 12 - Feb 8, 2020) in the comfort of a restored 19th century shotgun double. Six selected writers will receive lodging, airfare up to $350, and a stipend of $200 per week to cover food and entertainment. Our call is open to writers from all backgrounds: published or unpublished, fêted or unknown, self-taught or MFA, and every walk of life. We make selections on the base of a writing sample of up to 4,000 words, and a 1:1 interview with all finalists. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Contests Showing 12 of 29
Black Warrior Review Contests. Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 7,000 words, or a packet of up to three poems. You can also submit a packet of up to 3 flash pieces. This can be in any genre, as long as the author considers it “flash.” We encourage experimental, hybrid, and lyrical submissions in this category. Winners in Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry genre receive $1500 and publication in BWR 46.2, our Winter/Spring 2019 issue. Two runner-ups in each genre receive monetary compensation and acknowledgment in that issue. The winner in Flash receives $800 and publication. Two runner-ups receive monetary compensation and online publication. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The Coniston Prize. Submit 3-6 previously unpublished poems in a single document through our submissions manager. This award recognizes an exceptional group of poems. We therefore suggest that you submit poems that are intentionally cohesive in some way. The Coniston Prize is awarded only to women poets. The winner receives $1,000 and is featured in Radar's dedicated contest issue Pays, Fees, Poetry, United States
Pank Big Book Contests. One Grand Prize Winner in Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction Full Length Books Contest will each receive: $1000, grand prize, $500 publicity campaign, invitation to book launch, signing and reading at AWP 2020, invitation to New York City book reading, 25 author copies. Fiction Submissions include: Novels and Short Story Collections. Nonfiction Submissions include: Memoir, Essay Collections, Lyric Essays, True Stories. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. Erasure poetry begins with an existing piece of text. Letters, words and punctuation are removed—or erased. What is left behind is a new stand-alone poem, one that both complements and gives new meaning to the Erasure Text. The Text for the 2019 Contest is an excerpt from A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille. To enter, just copy the given passage and then erase; the leftover words and letters will form your poem. The ONLY RULE is do not change the order of words or let­ters. And also give it a title. First Prize: $500; second Prize: $250; third Prize: $150. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Canada
The Robert Watson Literary Prizes. Please include no more than 7,500 words or 25 typed, double-spaced pages for fiction. Each story counts as one entry. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to 10 pages. Winners of the Fiction and Poetry Prizes will each receive a $1000 cash award and publication. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, United States
Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets. Submissions are open to new and emerging writers (poets with no more than two full-length published works forthcoming at the time of submission). Send us only your best, polished work. We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere. No more than 3 poems (5 pages) per submission. Please submit all your poems in ONE document. The winning poet will be awarded $3000 and publication on Frontier Poetry. Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. The top fifteen finalists will also be recognized.​ We do not hold preference for any particular style or topic—we simply seek the best poem we can find. Send us work that is blister, that is color, that strikes hot the urge to live and be. We strongly invite poets from all communities. You, & your words, are welcome here. Pays, Fees, Poetry, United States
Manchester Writing Competitions. The Manchester Writing Competition offers the UK’s biggest literary awards for unpublished work, offered by the country’s most successful writing school. Each year two £10,000* prizes are awarded: the Manchester Poetry Prize for best portfolio of poems and the Manchester Fiction Prize for best short story. Designed to encourage and celebrate new writing across the globe, the competition is open internationally to new and established writers. Submit three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines) or a short story of up to 2,500 words.. Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit). Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Britain
Morton Essay Prize. The essay is a medium of challenge, a challenge to both its writer and reader to reach and embrace new levels of introspection. The Morton Prize for Outstanding Essay Collections is open to unpublished essay collections that challenge existing schools of thought, transform personal experiences into assessments of human nature, and use language in new, disruptive ways. Award: Publication in 2020, $500 award, 10 author copies. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, United States
Retreat West Themed Flash Fiction Contest. Theme: "Water." Please include a word count on the story document. Maximum word count is 500 (excluding title) but there is no minimum. Please do not submit stories above this word count as they will be automatically disqualified. Sorry! Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction. Winner Prize: £200; Runner-Up Prize x 2: £100. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Britain
The Iowa Short Fiction Award. Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press's standard contract. There is no reading fee. Pays, Fiction, United States
Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Creative nonfiction may include memoirs, chronicles, personal essays, humorous perspectives, literary journalism—anything the author has witnessed, experienced, learned, or discovered. Creative nonfiction should be written in a nonacademic style. Pieces may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, United States
The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize. The prize is for a story written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). We are looking for stories that will inspire, delight and move our young readers. The winning story will appear in the winter issue of The Caterpillar and the winning author will receive €1000. The stories can be on any subject and in any style, as long as they are age appropriate, and the word limit is 1,500. Anyone (over 16) can enter, as long as the story has not been published before (either in print or online).  Pays, Fees, Fiction, Britain
Publications Showing 10 of 23
Asian American Literary Review. The Asian American Literary Review is a space for writers who consider the designation “Asian American” a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community. In showcasing the work of established and emerging writers, the journal aims to incubate dialogues and, just as importantly, open those dialogues to regional, national, and international audiences of all constituencies. Submit one piece of fiction of up to 5,000 words, 6-11 pages of poetry, at least 5 pages, or one piece of creative nonfiction of up to 5,000 words. Translations should try to include a copy of the original text as a separate file. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The Account. We are open to a diverse range of styles, including experimental and hybrid work. We require that you send us not only your creative work, but also an account of that work. The account is an opportunity for the artist to lift the curtain and say something that might not be present on the page. We are interested in exploring the relationship between what is known (the work on the page) and what is often left unknown (the artist’s intentions behind that work). Poets: Send 3-5 poems, with your 150-500 word account. Creative nonfiction writers: Send us your essay of no more than 6,000 words. Include your 150-500 word account as the last page of the file. Fiction writers: Send us your short stories of 1,000-6,000 words. Include your 150-500 word account as the final page of the file. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Book XI. Book XI is a journal dedicated to publishing writing with philosophical themes. We are generally looking for short fiction that is between 2,000 and 7,000 words, though we will happily consider submissions that are shorter or longer than this. However, please do not submit any work that is more than 10,000 words. Pays, Fiction, United States
Into the Void. You may submit up to one short story, one creative nonfiction essay, 3 flash fictions, or 4 poems. We publish almost exclusively literary fiction, however, we’re open to anything if it’s extremely well-written and has some sense of depth. We’re interested in stories that grab and enthral and refuse to let go. We prize beautiful, unique prose but clarity is a must. The most important thing we can tell you is this: Stories, always, always, always, are about people. Everything else is secondary. We accept poems of all forms and styles, including the wildly experimental. We’re looking for musicality, economy of words, vividness, evoking of the senses, voice. Poems can be about anything at all, and of all shapes. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Talking Writing. Theme Essays: "Transitions". We're looking for short personal essays or first-person features that grapple with transitions of all kinds: from one stage of life to the next; across artistic genres; in work and daily life; in belief; in the natural world, cities, or neighborhoods. We'll consider a mix of visual art and text on this theme as well, but no political diatribes, life hacks, or lyrical experiments. Feel free to query us first about the subject for your essay or feature. Word count: 500 to 1,500. Fees, Unpaid, Non-Fiction, United States
Grist. Our submission fee (waived for subscribers) is $4 for three to five poems, for one work of fiction up to 7,000 words, or for one work of non-fiction up to 7,000 words (in all of our prose categories, we are also open to considering flash pieces as long as they are submitted in one document and do not total over 7000 words). The bulk of our reading fee goes to paying our writers; the rest covers our Submittable fees and a portion of our publishing costs. We're seeking high quality submissions from both emerging and established writers. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Broken Pencil. Broken Pencil is looking for works of fiction from diverse writers that conform to no principles, no guidelines, and no preconceptions. We want work that hurts you to write, and us to read. Stories should be no longer than 3,000 words. Payment varies, depending on the status of our finances. Right now, we pay between $50 and $100 per piece. Pays, Fiction, Canada
Critical Read. Theme issue: "In Pursuit of Beauty." You don’t have to be an artist to want to comprehend something about art. To seek beauty is human. We at Critical Read want to celebrate beauty. Have you gone on a journey in the pursuit of beauty? Was there a piece of art or a performance you just had to see or hear? Simply put, what do you think is the most beautiful artistic journey you have been on? Maybe it was a piece of art you had known about your entire life and always wanted to see. Perhaps it was a piece of art you were unfamiliar with but you still think back on its beauty to this day. We want to hear about it. We are seeking personal essays up to 2000 words on what you have done in the pursuit of beauty. The deadline is Sept. 16. Compensation is $250. Our focus is on nonprofit fine, literary, and performing arts, but we will consider pieces pertaining to vintage or obscure works of pop culture. We aren’t looking for a travelogue of your trip to Europe or a stroll though a museum. We want stories on art that changed your life, art that you would walk 250 miles for. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, United States
Salt Hill Journal. Salt Hill is now accepting fiction, nonfiction and poetry submissions. We are interested in work that shines, work that represents a broad spectrum of experience, and work that makes us feel in new and exciting ways. Please submit no more than five poems at a time, and no more than thirty pages of prose. Send us your most honest work. We will consider all nonfiction, but are most interested in creative nonfiction, including personal essays, lyric essays, memoir, literary journalism, and other literary forms. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Event. Submit up to eight poems, or one short story (maximum 5,000 words) at a time. Whether you’ve never published before, or you’ve published seven novels, we’re looking for the same thing: compelling characters, plots that surprise us, narratives that move us, stories that have something new to say. We love poems that are lyrical without being overwrought, and are profound without being pretentious. We look for honesty of emotion, and images that are. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Canada