Archive for February 2nd, 2014

The 2014 Snowbound Chapbook Award

2 February 2014

Deadline: February 28, 2014

(postmark or online submission-date)  

Final Judge: Ruth Ellen Kocher

$1,000 Prize 

The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Anna George Meek, and Chad Parmenter.  

Reading fee: $25

Please read the complete guidelines here.


CHICKEN SOUP The Power of Forgiveness: 101 Stories about How to Let Go and Change Your Life

2 February 2014

For the “New Year New You” 2015 season we plan to publish a book about the power of forgiveness.

Have you ever noticed how forgiving someone frees you to move on with your life?

We are looking for stories that will show our readers how forgiving someone

or being forgiven by someone changed your life in a positive way.

Were you able to reestablish a relationship after forgiving or being forgiven?

Did letting go of your hurt feelings heal you and bring you a sense of peace?

Help others find the same resolution by sharing your story.

Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Limit 1,200 words.


2 February 2014

No entry fee.

The Japan Creative Artist Residencies Program awards up to five three-month residencies,

each of which includes a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support.

Open to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects.

Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000.

Writers who have published a book or at least 20 poems in five or more journals,

or five stories or essays in two or more journals are eligible. 

HEMERA FOUNDATION: Tending Space Fellowship for Artists

2 February 2014

Run by the Hemera Foundation, the Tending Space: Contemplative Practice Fellowship for Artists program

aims to nurture the creative practice of seeing things as they are – and to live and to create from this insight.

Toward this end, we will support artists with opportunities for both contemplation and creation.

Application is open to those who are deeply engaged with, and have a demonstrable commitment too,

an art form and who *also* have an interest in beginning or deepening a spiritual practice.

Fellowships will be open to visual artists, performing artists, and writers.

Compensation will be provided to 10 fellows for a residential meditation retreat, an art retreat or workshop,

a meditation mentor, an art mentor, and a stipend for a two-week period where fellows can focus only on their art.

Deadline: April 1, 2014.


2 February 2014

FEMRITE is calling for submissions for the 6th Residency for African Women Writers,

which will be co-hosted with the Swedish literary magazine Karavan, in October 2014.

The 10-Day Writing Residency aims to give women writers space to reflect on their writing,

connect with one another, read each others’ manuscripts and give feedback,

interact with established writers and build literary bridges across cultures of the continent.

The residency is also aimed at strengthening collaboration among women writers’ initiatives in Africa.

Open to an African woman writer who lives on the Continent and needs such space and able to write & express herself in English.

For details, visit:


2 February 2014

Attention: Eligible Writers must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.


Winner and finalists will have their stories submitted to three Canadian magazine publishers for consideration.

Deadline: postmarked March 1, 2014.

All writers must not have been published in book format,

in any genre and not have a contract with a book publisher.

Eligible entries nonfiction and fiction prose; up to 2,500 words, English language.

Visit the website for details:


2 February 2014


A first prize of $5,000 plus tuition for the 30-week creative writing correspondence program

at the Humber School for Writers valued at $3,000.

Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. February 28, 2014.

Second prize is $2,000 while third is $1,000.

Open to Ontario residents 16 and older, submissions can be on any topic,

but must be previously unpublished and not exceed 2,500 words.

There’s a limit of one entry per person.


2 February 2014

$10-$20 ENTRY FEE.

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250

and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review.

Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR.

Deadline: February 15, 2014.

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina

or a member of the North Carolina Writers’Network.

North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections

(lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible.

The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words.

One entry per writer. No novel excerpts.

Stories do NOT have to relate to NCLR’s annual special feature topic.

For complete guidelines, visit:

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