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Grants and Fellowships Showing 4 of 10
U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowships. Offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan in 2018-19. A grant award of $20,000 for a minimum of three months with $4,000 for each additional month up to five months will be provided to each artist to cover housing, living, and professional expenses. Up to $2,000 for round-trip travel will also be provided. The program is extremely competitive; applicants should anticipate a highly rigorous review of their artistry and should have compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, live and work professionally primarily in the United States and be professional creative artists and meet specific publishing requirements. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Blue Mountain Centre Residency. Residencies are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines. Each session is four weeks long. There is no cost. Guest rooms are simple and comfortable. The following information will be requested through our online application system: basic personal and contact info, availability, and session preferences, a brief bio that includes professional achievements (1 - 2 pages), a brief statement of your proposed plan for work at BMC (1 - 2 pages) and a $25 application processing fee (payable by credit card or PayPal). Writers must submit up to 10 pages of work. Please note that cell phones are prohibited at Blue Mountain Center and there is no wifi. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
La Macina di San Cresci Residency. La Macina di San Cresci offers artists an opportunity to work for an extended period of time in a social environment that is rich in history and surrounded by nature, the Chianti landscape is possibly the best-known of all of Tuscany. Artists will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas on outings to local sites with cultural and historical significance. The duration of this residency program is minimum two weeks. The house is located in a very silent and peaceful area, far about 2,5 km from the town of Greve in Chianti ( 15 minutes walking). The cost of one week is € 400, each further week is € 300. We are happy to assist artists seeking grants or other forms of funding in their home country/institution, by providing letters of recommendation when the candidature is accepted. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, International
Berton House Writers’ Retreat. The Writer's Retreat offers writers time and a remote location to pursue their professional projects. The writer will be housed in the Berton House at no cost in rent or utilities. A monthly honorarium is provided to help cover food and other living expenses. The writer is responsible for their own telephone bill. Travel costs to and from Dawson will be covered.Applications to be writer-in-residence for the July 2018 to June 2019 period. The Berton House Writers' Retreat is located in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Professional Canadian writers who have one published book and are established in any creative literary discipline(s) -- fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, journalism -- are all encouraged to apply. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Contests Showing 12 of 29
Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Up to five poems per person will be accepted for consideration. Submit four copies of each poem for distribution to the judges. No poem should be more than two manuscript pages. Winning poems are featured in the Paterson Literary Review (PLR), and the poets are invited to read at The Poetry Center in historic downtown Paterson. Pays, Fees, Poetry, United States
The Malahat Review Novella Prize. Enter a single work of fiction, with a minimum length of 10,000 words and maximum length 20,000 words. No restrictions as to genre, subject matter, or aesthetic approach apply. An entry may include a published excerpt only if it consists of no more than 10% of the total word count. The entrant must indicate where the excerpt originally appeared, how long it is, and where it begins and ends within the entry. Invites entries from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Canada
The Waterman Fund Essay Contest. The topic of the essay should be, simply, wilderness and wildness. We hope that writers will welcome the freedom of this invitation. The contest is open to new and emerging writers who have not been published in a national magazine or written a book or self-published a book on the topic of their submission. These writers must be residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada. Essays should be between 2000 and 3000 words. Pays, Non-Fiction, United States
Bath Flash Fiction Award . 300 word limit. £1000 prize for the winner, £300 second and £100 third. Two commendations £30 each. 50 longlisted entrants offered publication in our 2018 end of year print and digital anthology. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Britain
Ruminate Short Story Prize. Short story must be 5,500 words or less. Pays, Fees, Fiction, United States
The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. For an outstanding debut literary work by a first-generation immigrant. Candidates must be first-generation residents of their country. “First-generation” can refer either to people born in another country who relocated, or to residents of a country whose parents were born elsewhere. Winner receives $10,000 and publication by Restless Books. Fiction submissions can take the form of a novel or a book-length collection of short stories. Fiction manuscripts must be complete. Pays, Fiction, United States
Auditory Cortex: A Poetry Contest. Contest is run by the first and only Hong Kong-based English-language free-access online literary journal, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. The contest welcomes submissions from poets who write in a ‘variety’ of Englishes and celebrates the varied voices across Englishes. Each poet can submit up to two poems on any theme (no more than 40 lines long each, to be accompanied by a recording of the author’s reading in WAV format).  Poems must be written and read in the author’s local variety of English. Pays, Poetry, International
SLS Fiction and Poetry Contest. The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2018 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in Fence magazine. Each prize includes airfare, tuition, and housing. Second-place winners in each category will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice; third-place winners will receive a 75 percent tuition discount. A number of fellowships additionally will be offered to contest participants based on the quality of their submissions. Submit up to three poems of 10 pages or a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages (double spaced). Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, International
Exeter Writers Short Story Competition. The competition is open to published and unpublished authors (except members of Exeter Writers) writing in any genre except children’s. The maximum word limit is 3,000, but there is no lower limit. Once again we are also offering an additional prize for the best story submitted by a writer living in Devon. This will be judged from all stories submitted by writers from a Devon address.  Pays, Fees, Fiction, Britain
The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. This contest is for poems written in response to an existing occasion, personal or public, or poems that make an occasion of something ordinary or uncelebrated by virtue of the poet’s attention. We are interested in light verse and in verse more sober, in the whole spectrum of tones and occasions. One $1000 top prize will be awarded for one work of occasional verse (no word limit). An additional $1000 will be distributed as the judges fancy. Entrants must be Canadian (citizen or resident). Pays, Fees, Poetry, Canada
Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest. Submit up to one (1) work of short fiction with a maximum length of 5,000 words. We are looking for stories that illustrate, explore, or illuminate the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth. We enthusiastically invite submissions in all genres of short fiction, including speculative, realistic, literary, experimental, hybrid forms, and more. Participants must be 18 years or older. U.S. and international submissions are welcome. Selected work will be published in an anthology by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University. Pays, Fiction, United States
CBC Nonfiction Prize . Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction between 1200 and 1800 words.  All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to submit. The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books. You can submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles between 1200 and 1800 words. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, Canada
Publications Showing 12 of 29
The Southern Review. We accept poetry submissions by mail only. Please send no more than either five poems or fifteen pages, and use a 12-point font. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere. Pays, Poetry, United States
Canthius. Canthius accepts submissions of poetry and prose from a diversity of established and emerging women and genderqueer writers. For those who wish to submit to Canthius, we ask that your submission reflect the best of your creativity, your voice, your humour, your intelligence, your strength. Be political, honest, witty. We consider unpublished work of poetry and prose (both fiction and creative non-fiction – we welcome experimental works). Please limit prose submissions to 3500 words and poetry submissions to 5 poems. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Structo. Short stories of up to approximately 3,000 words will be considered, both original stories and new translations of non-English language texts. We will consider one story per author per issue. We will consider up to three previously unpublished poems in English or new translations from other languages. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Britain
Abyss and Apex . Our mission is to publish the finest in speculative and imaginative fiction and poetry, with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotion and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives. We will consider dark speculative fiction, but we do not publish horror. If the primary purpose of a story is to scare us or make us queasy, we won’t buy it. Pays, Fiction, United States
Beecher’s. We want quality prose that deploys sharp detail, unique and complex characters, beautiful language, and a memorable voice. We want stories of literary quality and encourage fantastic, speculative, and weird literature. We are especially drawn to pieces that challenge the boundaries of the genre, incorporate fictional and poetic elements, and make us question how "creative" nonfiction can be. Send us your most imaginative and challenging writing in  4,000 words or less. Please submit only one story at a time. We’re also looking for poetry that pulls us—poems that enact and create motion. We want your resistance. We’re especially interested in underrepresented voices; tell us what you have to say. Please send 1–5 poems per submission with no more than 10 pages in total. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Gigantic Sequins . Please submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems, 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. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Barzakh. By defining ourselves as an “isthmus,” a space of crossings and connectivity, between histories, articulations, and media--we hope to make these frontiers a site of inquiry and revitalization. We want fiction, poetry, criticism, personal essays, translations that push against complacent taxonomies and finds itself forging new paths. We especially seek works that actively engage with global and local crises and the acts of resistance/pushback that have galvanized in response to them. Submit fiction of up to 5000 words total, up to 5 poems, no more than ten (10) pages, and nonfiction up to 3500 words total. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Creative Nonfiction . Theme issue: "Intoxication". Seeking altered states might be one of the oldest human hobbies—for better and for worse—and we’re looking for stories that capture the widest possible range of experiences and voices. Whether you (or someone else) were tipsy or wasted, soooooooo drunk or just a little high—on life, or love, or power, or something else—we want to hear your story about being under the influence. We’re interested in stories that are more than mere anecdotes, and we love work that incorporates an element of research and/or makes a connection to a larger story or theme. We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and above all, we are looking for narratives—true stories, rich with scene, character, detail. CNF editors will award $1,000 for best essay and $500 for runner-up. All essays submitted will be considered for publication. Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, United States
Midwestern Gothic. We’re looking for pieces featuring or inspired by your time in the Midwest. Our goal is to collect the very best in Midwestern writers and writing in an effort to compile a definitive resource on the region and its influences.  We’re dedicated to featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest, by writers who have lived here, passed through, or found themselves connected to it in some way. Please submit short fiction, creative nonfiction or essays of up to 8,000 words, or no more than three poems. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The New Quarterly. We publish Canadian writers & writing, which means that you, the writer, must either be a Canadian citizen (living home or abroad), or a landed immigrant living in Canada. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Mizna. Theme issue: The Playing Field: The Politics of Sports. This themed issue will be an exploration of the way the world of sports reflects critical issues affecting our communities--religion, race, gender, class, colonialism/occupation, patriotism, social justice, etc. We invite writing to explore this topic--poetry, stories, creative essays, flash fiction, comix, and other literary interpretations. Prose should be double-spaced and limited to 2500 words. Kindly limit poetry submissions to four poems per submission. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you contact us as soon as your work has been accepted elsewhere. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Ninth Letter. We are interested in prose and poetry that experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States