Archive for January 29th, 2011

Fellowship Awards: Open to all artists & writers

29 January 2011

Fellowships Awards:

Applications Must Be Received Ry: FEBRUARY 15, 2011

VSC awards a number of fellowships for 4-week residencies throughout the year. In addition to VSC Awards, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding as well as specific international fellowships with deadlines on April 1st. To apply for a fellowship, please use our brochure or download an application. To apply for a special fellowship award, applicants should note any additional award name(s) for which they are eligible. View the October 1 Fellowship Winners.

Awards for the February 15 Deadline:
Vermont Studio Center Awards
Sixteen fellowship awards are open to all artists and writers based on merit as represented in the portfolio or manuscript.
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Fellowship
This Fellowship provides a one-month VSC residency for a writer who is a current member of ALSCW.
Bermant Foundation Fellowships
Two fellowships for visual artists focused on technological kinetic art including sound sculpture, performance and, in general art that incorporates time, movement, motion and change. Preference will be given to work that draws its form, content and materials from current technology.
Civil Society Institute (CSI)
One award for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need; preference will be given to artists from New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.
Dedalus Foundation Fellowships
Three fellowships for painters working in the modernist tradition.
Gihon River Collective Fellowship
One award for an outstanding visual artist or writer who is a current resident of the United Kingdom (at least 2 years). Funding for this award was raised by VSC September 2009 Alumni at their London show in 2010.
Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships
Two fellowship awards open to Native American artists living in the U.S. based on the strength and quality of their work. Includes a $500 travel stipend.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Ten fellowship awards open to visual artists of outstanding talent and demonstrated financial need are supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Kay Evans Award
One 2-week merit-based award open to all poets; created in honor of Maine poet Kay Evans by her friends and family.
In 2011, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation/VSC Fellowship Program for visual artists of outstanding talent will support two to four 4-week residencies for domestic artists.
Wheels for Wheels Award
One fellowship open to an artist or writer who uses a wheelchair and/or has a spinal cord injury.
Helen Zell Residency Fellowship
One fellowship for a University of Michigan MFA candidate in poetry between his/her first or second year.
Zoland Poetry Fellowships
Offered in conjunction with Zoland Poetry, these 2 annual Fellowships are open to writers of original English-language poetry (1) and to translators (1). Poets should submit a manuscript according to guidelines on the Apply page; translators should submit 3 copies of the original poems/translations, along with a description of English-language rights, author bio, and translator CV.

Short Story Contest

29 January 2011

Writing Contest Details:
Deadline: February 13th, 2011, midnight.
Prize: E-book Ravena & The Resurrected by Tami Jackson. ($9.99 value)
Specifics: Write a short story (250-600 words), any style, about vampires!

The contest will be judged for:
– spelling and grammar
– engaging writing
– solid ending
– imagery/language
– excessive use of clichés

All entries must be submitted by Sunday, February 13th, at midnight. The winner will be announced the evening of Friday, February 19th (day after the interview is posted). I gain first time rights, and will publish the winning story on my blog for everyone to read. The author will maintain all other publication rights for their work. This contest is an event in the Virtual Tour of author Tami Jackson. Please see my blog for more details!

Submit contest entries to panademona[at]gmail{dot}com
My blog:

The 2011 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest

29 January 2011

With Guest Judge Jennifer Egan

Enter the 2011 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest for a chance to win $1000 and have your work read at a Selected Shorts performance and recorded for possible broadcast as part of the Selected Shorts acclaimed public radio series.

The winning submission will be selected by Jennifer Egan, a National Book Award finalist and author of such acclaimed works as A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Keep.

Story requirements

  • Submit a single short story that addresses the theme, Restaurants and Bars.
  • Your story must have a title.
  • Your story must be no more than 750 words.
  • Your story must be unpublished.

All submissions must be received by midnight, March 1, 2011, Eastern Standard Time.

Entry Fee
Every submission must include a $25 entry fee. You may pay by credit card or by check made out to Gotham Writers’ Workshop, 555 8th Avenue #1402, New York, NY 10018. 


Contestants who submit online or provide their email address will be added to Gotham Writers’ Workshop’s and Selected Shorts’ email lists – please let us know if you do not wish to receive email about upcoming programs.

Please do not submit duplicate copies. We cannot allow revisions to your story once we have received it. The winner will be selected by Jennifer Egan and notified by early May. As soon as the winner is selected, his or her name will be posted to this page.

The Prize
$1000 and two tickets to the June 8, 2011 Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, when the prizewinning story will be read and recorded for possible broadcast. (Prize does not include transportation to or from NYC or the event.)

About this year’s guest judge
Jennifer Egan
is a National Book Award finalist and the author of The Invisible Circus, Look at MeThe Keep, as well as a short story collection, Emerald City. Her new book, A Visit from the Goon Squad, was published in June and her short story Safari was selected by Richard Russo for Best American Short Stories 2010, to be published in October.

She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeney’s and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was recently a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.  

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and sons.

Frequently Asked Question  –  Official Rules


29 January 2011

$2,250 in cash awards! 

Living Lights Publishing wants to inspire young Christians to take up the pen and write from the heart.  The purpose of this writing contest is first and foremost to glorify the Almighty and, secondly, to create a culture of quality writing, reflecting a Biblical world view.

THEME:   In today’s world, we see economic hardship and other troubles all around us, whether in Europe, North America, or the developing world.  How has your faith grown through difficult situations and hard times?  How has God helped you or your family with a particular great need?  Judges will be looking for well-written, heart-warming, realistic stories that portray the importance of family, sincere Christian values, and faith in God.


Young Professional (17 thru 90+):
1st Prize: $600
2nd Prize: $300
Three Runner Ups: $150 each.
Two Honorable Mentions

Aspiring Writer (12 thru 16):
1st Prize: $300
2nd Prize: $200
Three Runner Ups: $100 each.
Two Honorable Mentions

English as Second Language (International):
1st Prize: $100
See Rules and Requirements for more info.
NOTE:  Every entrant will receive a copy of the winning entries in booklet form at no additional cost (actual shipping extra).

Genre: NonFiction — Short Story
Cost:  $10 for early birds (if submitted by January 15, 2011); $15 standard entry fee.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2011.  We are accepting entries NOW.
Length: 1,500 to 3,000 words.
Content:  First or third person true story accounts of how God has helped you and/or your family in a time of great hardship.
Time:  Winners announced April 15, 2011 on this website. Writing awards disbursed with a booklet featuring the winning entries on June 15, 2011.
Rules:  See the ‘Contest Rules’ page for more details.


Call for Submissions: Open Reading from January 15th-March 15th, 2011

29 January 2011

The Splinter Generation, a literary journal for and about people born between 1973 and 1993, has begun its next reading period and is now accepting submissions for creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry. We are looking for the most powerful work you have—work that makes us look at ourselves in a new way and work that challenges, or confirms in some subversive way, the stereotypes that paint our generation as lazy or stupid or narcissistic or victims of the times.  If you have a poem, story, or nonfiction piece that relates to those in the Splinter Generation, send it our way.
Take a look at what we’ve previously published to get a sense of what we’re seeking. But we can tell you this much right now: we exist because we want to feature the best new voices — voices that aren’t just of the moment, but will still be meaningful when future generations look back at the journal. Just make sure you wrap us up in what you have to say. Make us feel. Make us think. Help us advance what literature can be online.
To submit, please follow these guidelines:

Email submissions to with the genre (fiction, poetry or nonfiction) and the word submission in the subject line. For example, a poetry submission should have a subject line that reads “Poetry Submission.”
A brief cover letter with your name, year you were born, city of residence, and titles of submission is required. Previously published work may be considered, but please let us know the details of the previous publication in the cover letter.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. If you do submit simultaneously, please let us know immediately if you’ve been accepted elsewhere.
Fiction/Prose: Maximum 3000 words. You may query for longer work. Please send work in a .doc or .txt document, but not in a .docx. Also, include your name and contact info on the document itself.
Poetry: Maximum three poems no longer than five pages, posted into the body of an email. If the poem is unable to go in the email due to form considerations, then please attach one document containing all poems being submitted.
Deadline: Our current reading period is open from January 15, 2010-March 15, 2010.

Additional information about our literary journal and the Open Reading/Call for Submissions:

Writing Contest: Dates Outta Hell

29 January 2011


Writing Contest!  The best stories will be published on, with a first prize of six months subscription to!

You must be the only author of your Manuscript. Any Manuscript submitted as an Entry written by two or more authors will not be eligible.
Your Manuscript must be your original creation, fictional, and in the English language
You may submit more than one entry, but no more than five.
If your story is based on a real story, please change the names and some of the circumstances to make your characters unrecognizable.
Keep it clean… suggestive is okay, but this isn’t a porn site.  Humor is good.
You may submit up to 1200 words. Stories should be previously unpublished, but you will still own the rights and may republish after the contest closes.
The best stories will be published on this site and the winner will be announced June 1st and will receive a free six month subscription to
Include your name, address, email, and phone number on your submission.
Submission fee of $5 for each story that you submit.                                            Enter as many as you like until May 15, 2011.
Prize announced June 1.
Website: takes you to PayPal for your $5 submission fee.  You will be given a link upon payment to submit your story.