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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2017 FELLOWSHIP TO THEOFFICE

1 August 2017

It works like this:

You send us a sample of your best piece of writing along with a short email explaining why this fellowship is right for you. Our judges select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2700. The winner gets a private door code to access the space even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including free coffee/tea, Wifi, Aeron workstations and all the peace and quiet you need to get the job done.

theOfficeThis year’s fellowship starts September 1st and goes through February 28th, 2018. It is completely free to enter. The winner will be announced the last week of August. Open to all new/aspiring/up-and-coming writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive. Think of this as your own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

This year’s fellowship will be judged by 3 current members of theOffice:

Mark Cullen
A Hollywood vet and longtime member here at theOffice, Mark is the creator of numerous TV shows including Mr. Robinson (with Craig Robinson), Back in the Game (James Caan), HeistGary the Rat(Kelsey Grammer) and Lucky (John Corbett). He also co-wrote the feature Cop Out (with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan).

Nicole LaPorte
Nicole is a contributing writer for Fast Company magazine, where she writes about entertainment business and technology. She was formerly a Senior West Coast reporter for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and a monthly columnist for the New York Times Sunday Business section. She’s also the author of The Men Who Would Be King: Moguls, Movies and a Company called DreamWorks.

David Scarpa
David’s screenplay All the Money in the World made the 2015 Blacklist and is currently filming with Ridley Scott at the helm, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey and Michelle Williams. Other screenwriting credits include The Day the Earth Stood Still (Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates) and The Last Castle (Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo).

Pretty cool, right? Okay, so here’s what we need from you…

  1. An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email.
  2. In the body of the email, please briefly explain why you want this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it.
  3. A 10 page pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions please. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship@gmail.com by August 8th, 2017. That’s it. You’re done!


theOffice3Some important points to remember:

  • Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. If you live across town and hate the commute, this isn’t right for you. If you don’t flourish in a quiet space, skip it. We want this to be of major value to the winner. Serious submissions only, please.
  • If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try things out before submitting, please do! We offer a FREE WEEK to all newcomers. Just be sure to call or email us first, on the day, for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here.
  • The fellowship is open to ALL up-and-coming writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, article, etc. We’ll read it all.
  • By “up-and-coming” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For authors, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. This is for new/aspiring/struggling writers only.
  • DEADLINE TO ENTER IS AUGUST 8th, 2017. No submissions accepted past midnight PST.
  • You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free premium membership and is non-transferable.
  • If you have any questions, please either comment here, email theOfficeFellowship@gmail.com or ask us on Twitter: @theOffice_LA. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you with the fellowship, so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with fellowship questions.
  • Current members of theOffice are not eligible.
  • Winner will be notified and announced by August 31st.

This is an opportunity to take your craft and career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to get it done, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

Visit the website:  https://theofficeonlineblog.com/

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Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards & stuff like that…

24 January 2017

DON AND GEREL NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS IN SCREENWRITING
https://nicholl.oscars.org
This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. The competition is open to writers based anywhere in the world, regardless of citizenship. All entrants must be aged over 18. The fellowships are intended for new and/or amateur screenwriters. In order to be eligible, an entrant’s total earnings for motion picture and television writing may not exceed US$25,000 before the end of the competition.

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COMMUNITY OF WRITERS
https://communityofwriters.org/workshops/financial-aid-scholarships
A limited amount of financial aid is available each year for both the Poetry Workshop and Writers Workshops. Much of the financial aid is granted in the form of tuition waivers and scholarships, which are funded by donations from our past participants, staff and friends. Some of the scholarships are noted for specific populations. Location Nevada City, California.

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ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS WRITER TO WRITER PROGRAM
https://awp.submittable.com/submit/51044/writer-to-writer-mentor-application
AWP’s mentorship program, Writer to Writer, matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules on topics such as craft, revision, publishing, and the writing life. Mentors volunteer their time and receive a free one-year AWP membership. Writer to Writer is free of charge to mentees.

BRIO Literary Arts Awards

3 December 2016

Deadline December 9, 2016 (must be received by this date) Recommended free contest awards 25 grants of $3,000 to literary, visual, media, and performing artists aged 18+ who reside in the Bronx, NY. Full-time college and graduate students are not eligible. Works submitted must have been created in the past 5 years. See website for rules and length limits for each genre. Submit online. Sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Sponsored By:

Bronx Council on the Arts

Guidelines URL:

http://www.bronxarts.org/brio.asp#brio16

Address:

Bronx Council on the Arts
1738 Hone Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461-1486
United States

Contest Status:

Active

Recommendation Level:

Recommended

Poetry Contest Type:

Fellowship

Prose Contest Type:

Fellowship

Deadline:

12/09/16

Deadline Type:

Received By Deadline

Deadline Comment:

Note new deadline for 2016 (formerly December 2). “2017” contest has a 2016 deadline.

Contest Frequency:

Annual

Top Award:

$3,000.00

Top Award Comments:

At least 25 grants of $3,000 will be awarded across all genres (literary arts category competes against media, performing, and visual arts categories)

Publication of Winners:

No

Entry Details

Genres:

No Restrictions

Genre Comments:

Literary Arts Categories: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction (includes essays, criticism, journalism, memoirs, and biography), Playwriting, Screenwriting, and Illustrated Text
(See website for categories within media, performing, and visual arts.)

Length Limit:

Poetry: 5-15 single-spaced pages; Prose: Maximum 30 double-spaced pages

Unpublished Submissions:

Yes

Exclusive Submissions:

No

Submission Methods:

Electronic Only

Other Restrictions:

Limit one application per artist. Works submitted must have been created in the past 5 years (i.e., between 2011-2016 for current contest). Author must have an email address and a Social Security number to enter. Full-time college and graduate students are not eligible. Recipients of any previous Bronx Council on the Arts award may not enter for one year. All BRIO awardees are subject to verification and proof of Bronx residency at time of award notification. $2,500 of the award will be given upfront at awards ceremony in June; the remaining $500 will be paid when the recipient completes a public service activity.

Eligibility Details

Experience Level:

All Authors

Geographic Eligibility:

US Regional Only

Geographic Eligibility Comments:

Entrants must reside in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Age of Entrant:

Adult Only

Age of Entrant Comments:

18+

Winning Writers Editor’s Comments:

Sponsor confirmed length limits for submissions via email on 11/14/16 and also indicated that applications should only include unpublished work.

See website for detailed application instructions.

Contest Background

Sponsor Details:

BRIO stands for “Bronx Recognizes Its Own”. Since its inception in 1989, BRIO has provided direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. Over its 25 years, BRIO has grown from 10 annual awards of $1,500 to 25 annual awards of $3,000.

BRIO is administrated by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), which is a private, nonprofit membership organization that has been the official cultural agency of Bronx County since 1962. Recognized nationally as a leading arts service organization in providing cultural services and arts programs, BCA serves a multicultural constituency of almost 1.4 million residents. BCA provides an array of services to 5,000 artists and more than 250 arts and community-based organizations.

Contest Judges:

The selection of the awardees is based solely on the artistic excellence of the work submitted and judged anonymously by a panel of arts professionals (different panelists each year) working in each respective field.

Recent Winners:

(Contest year is designated based on when the winners are announced, which is sometimes the year after the deadline.)

2016 (Literary Arts):
Poetry: Alison Koffler, Sarah Stern
Fiction: Court Wayne, Maryrose Wood
Screenwriting: Dominic Colon
Read about all the 2016 BRIO winners at:
http://www.bronxarts.org/brio_winners_2016.asp

2015 (Literary Arts):
Poetry: Rachel Ansong, Jose Olivarez
Fiction: Jon Lewis Katz
Nonfiction: Chiseche Salome Mibenge, A. A. Weiss
Playwriting: Antoinette Mullins
Illustrated Text: Derrick Michael Charles
Read about all the 2015 BRIO winners at:
http://www.bronxarts.org/brio_winners_2015.asp

2014:
Poetry: Judith Baumel, Paul Bulman, Orlando Ferrand-Rodriguez, Matthew Thorburn
Fiction: Mercedes Augusta, Gina Clark, Bruce Tallerman
Nonfiction: Nahshon Ratcliff
Read about all the 2014 BRIO winners at:
http://www.bronxarts.org/brio_winners_2014.asp

See links to past winners since 2009 on sponsor’s website.

Winners Notified:

Four months after deadline

Contest Established:

1989

Vermont Studio Center – Full Fellowship Awards

20 May 2016

VSC holds three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st. We also offer occasional special fellowships at other times. Fellowship applications open approximately 6 weeks in advance of each deadline; during those periods, our current fellowship offerings will be listed on this page.

We accept general (non-fellowship) applications on a rolling basis year-round.

VERMONT STUDIO CENTER’S JUNE 15TH, 2016 FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE

The Vermont Studio Center is thrilled to announce the following 54+ fellowships available at our June 15th, 2016 deadline:


OPEN TO ALL

25 VERMONT STUDIO CENTER (VSC) FELLOWSHIPS OPEN TO ALL VISUAL ARTISTS AND WRITERS LIVING AND WORKING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BASED ENTIRELY ON MERIT

These fellowships are for residencies scheduled between September 2016 – May 2017

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In addition to these 25 awards, we are offering the following special awards for writers and visual artists at this deadline:

FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS

Emerging Artists Fellowships
Four fellowships for emerging artists and writers to be scheduled between September and December 2016. Each award, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, includes a $500 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to first-time VSC residents practicing writing at a professional level who are unpublished or are just completing their first book. (Writers who have published a standard trade edition of their work do not qualify for this fellowship; you may be considered if you have a first book under contract.)

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships
Three fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need. These awards, in honor of the literary and philanthropic legacy of the poet James Merrill and supported by the Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation, each include a $500 stipend.

Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship
One fellowship open to all fiction writers in honor of long-time VSC friend and visiting writer Grace Paley  and based entirely on merit.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships
Two 2-week fellowships for artists and writers who are raising young children. Each residency fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend to cover lost income, travel, child care, or other costs related to taking time away from the family.

ELIGIBILITY: Please include a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) that demonstrates you have dependents under the age of 18. 

Henry David Thoreau Fellowship
One fellowship for a poet whose creative work directly engages environmental issues and embodies the life, work, and spirit of Henry David Thoreau.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, please include a brief statement (250 words or less) that describes how your poetry engages environmental issues and embodies the life, work, and spirit of Henry David Thoreau.

VSC/Cave Canem Fellowship
One month-long residency fellowship for a Cave Canem Fellow. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible Cave Canem applicants; award includes a $1,000 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  Please indicate when you were a Cave Canem Fellow.

VSC/Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Creative Writing Fellowship
One 4-week residency open to Native writers who are alumni of the MFA Creative Writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for a residency to be scheduled between October 2016 and August 2017. This award includes roundtrip travel to Vermont Studio Center and a $500 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: Please indicate when you graduated from the MFA Creative Writing program at IAIA. 

VSC/Kundiman Fellowship
One month-long residency fellowship for a Kundiman Fellow. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible Kundiman applicants; award includes a $1,000 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  Please indicate when you were a Kundiman Fellow.

 

FELLOWSHIPS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One award for an east coast artist of color with demonstrable financial need. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, please complete the cultural background portion of VSC’s application and include financial documentation (a copy of the first page of your most recent income tax return, a recent W-2, a statement of need, etc.). Preference will be given to those artists with current addresses in the New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore areas.

Emerging Artists Fellowships
Four fellowships for emerging artists and writers to be scheduled between September and December 2016. Each award, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, includes a $500 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to first-time VSC residents practicing art at a professional level who have not yet had a solo show in a major urban commercial gallery.

Marshall Frankel Fellowship for Chicago Artists and SAIC Alumni
One fellowship sponsored by the Marshall Frankel Foundation . This award is open to all Chicago-area artists, as well as faculty and alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this award, please provide a current Chicagoland address and/or verification of your affiliation with SAIC.

Jon Imber Fellowship
1 Fellowship for a painter in honor of VSC friend and Visiting Artist Jon Imber, who lost his battle with ALS in April 2014. The Fellowship will be awarded to a painter whose work embodies the spirit of Jon Imber.

Oregon Artists Fellowships
Two fellowships open to “mid-career” visual artists in Oregon. These fellowships, sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation, each include a $750 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  For these awards “mid-career” artists are defined as artists who have already launched their creative practice as demonstrated by a seven-year history of documentable work in the form of exhibitions, catalogues, etc. and who are age 30 or older. Eligible artists must also currently reside in Oregon.

Zeta Orionis Fellowship
One fellowship for a female painter, age 45 or older, living and working in the U.S.  Award based on merit.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships
Two 2-week fellowships for artists and writers who are raising young children. Each residency fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend to cover lost income, travel, child care, or other costs related to taking time away from the family.

ELIGIBILITY: Please include a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) that demonstrates you have dependents under the age of 18. 

VSC/Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships
Five fellowships for visual artists of outstanding talent from the United States.

Windgate Craft Artists Fellowships
Four fellowships for visual artists working in traditional craft media (clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood). These fellowships, sponsored by the Windgate Charitable Foundation include a $1,000 stipend.

Grants & Fellowships

13 April 2016

TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION
http://tnartscommission.org/news/funding-2016-tn-arts-conference/

The deadline for this opportunity is  May 17, 2016, or when all funds are allocated—whichever comes first.
This special opportunities grant will provide up to $500 for individual applicants or $1000 for organizational applicants registering a minimum of two or more staff toward travel & registration fees to attend the Tennessee Arts Commission statewide conference. The conference will be held June 7-10, 2016 at Bradley Academy and Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Bringing together arts administrators, educators, and artists in a new way, this convening combines the former Create education institute with the biennial statewide arts conference.

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AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND
http://www.authorsleaguefund.org/
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Most of those we help suffer severe health problems but have inadequate insurance; some face eviction; many are older writers whose income has ceased through no fault of their own. The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers, even their lives, with dignity by providing open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans to pay for pressing expenses. The Authors League Fund provides assistance to book authors, dramatists, and freelance writers, including journalists and poets.

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KENTUCKY WRITERS FELLOWSHIP
https://balticwritingresidency.submittable.com/submit

Deadline May 15, 2016.
The fellowship is open to any writer of English who is a native of Kentucky, or who has been living in Kentucky for at least six months, or who lived, at some point in the past, in Kentucky for one year or more, or whose selection is set in Kentucky, or whose selection is about Kentucky, or who is or has been a student in a graduate program in creative writing based in Kentucky. Pays $500.

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ARIZONA ARTS LEARNING COLLABORATIVE GRANTS
http://azarts.gov/grant/arts-learning-collaboration-grant/
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

THE THINK-WRITE-PUBLISH SCIENCE & RELIGION PROJECT

23 March 2016

THE THINK-WRITE-PUBLISH SCIENCE & RELIGION PROJECT

We will be awarding twelve $10,000 two-year TWP Science & Religion Fellowships to develop a publishable true story or series of stories. Open to novice and experienced writers, anyone who has a compelling true story or true stories illustrating or exploring harmonies between science and religion is encouraged to apply. Over a two-year period, Fellows will develop, write, and market their creative nonfiction stories. They will be mentored throughout the project by experienced writers, editors and teachers. They and their stories will be featured in a series of regional and national events. As part of the workshop, Fellows will participate in three intensive training workshops.

Deadline May 15, 2016.

TWP Science & Religion is a project of Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, in collaboration with Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology.

Visit the website: https://scienceandreligion.thinkwritepublish.org/

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS in SCREENWRITING

23 March 2016

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. Early Deadline: March 7, 11:59 pm PT ($45 entry fee). Regular Deadline: April 18, 11:59 pm PT ($60 entry fee). Late Deadline: May 2, 11:59 pm PT ($85 entry fee). Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application. Up to five fellows in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition will be invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars in November. Fellowship recipients will be expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the fellowship year.

Visit the website for details: http://www.oscars.org/nicholl

National Endowment for the Arts – Creative Writing Fellowships

18 January 2016

National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Writing Fellowships

Deadline: March 9, 2016
E-mail address: litfellowships@arts.gov

Grants of $25,000 each are awarded in alternating years to poets and prose writers. This year grants will be awarded to poets. Poets who have published either a full-length collection of poetry of at least 48 pages, or 20 or more poems or pages of poetry in five or more literary journals, anthologies, or publications that regularly publish poetry between January 1, 2009, and March 9, 2016, are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit 7 to 10 pages of poetry with proof of eligibility by March 9. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Writing Fellowships, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506. (202) 682-5034.

James Jones Literary Society – First Novel Fellowship

18 January 2016

James Jones Literary Society

First Novel Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $30
A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. A selection from the winning work is published in Provincetown Arts, and the winner will receive some travel expenses to attend the James Jones Literary Society Conference in Fall 2016. Runners-up will receive $1,000. Submit the first 50 pages of a novel-in-progress and a two-page outline of the book with a $30 entry fee ($33 for electronic submissions) by March 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Creative Writing Program, Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.

Image – Milton Postgraduate Fellowship – 9 months

18 January 2016

Milton Postgraduate Fellowship

Deadline:
March 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $25
E-mail address: programs@imagejournal.org

A nine-month fellowship is given annually to a Christian writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction to complete a first book. The fellowship, valued at $25,000, includes a $5,000 stipend, a teaching salary of approximately $7,900, a private apartment, and health insurance. Writers who are U.S. citizens and have completed an MFA in creative writing or an MA in creative writing, English, or the humanities are eligible. The fellowship will take place on the campus of Seattle Pacific University from September 15, 2016, to June 15, 2017. Fellows will teach courses in the SPU English department and will give a reading and a lecture at events hosted by Image. Submit 8 to 12 poems or 30 to 50 pages of prose, a book proposal, an author bio, a brief explanation of goals, and three letters of recommendation (sent directly to Image by the references) with a $25 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Image, Milton Postgraduate Fellowship, 3307 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119. (206) 281-2988.

Mississippi Arts Commission

18 January 2016

Literary Artist Fellowships

Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in poetry and fiction. Applicants must be permanent residents of Mississippi at the time of application and through the duration of the grant. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Using the online submission system, submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry or fiction, a résumé, a brief biography, and a writer’s statement by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Mississippi Arts Commission, Literary Artist Fellowships, 501 North West Street, Woolfolk Building, Suite 1101A, Jackson, MS 39201. (601) 359-6035. Connie Souto Learman, Contact.

BITCH MEDIA FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS

9 January 2016

BITCH MEDIA FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS

Bitch Media, for almost 20 years an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization,

is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers,

a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop,

support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media.

We are pleased to add four three-month fellowships to our offerings,

each of which pay a stipend of $1,500 for the three-month period.

We seek fellows who are passionate, engaged, and interested in developing their unique voices.

Visit the website for details:

https://bitchmedia.org/article/announcing-bitch-media-fellowships-writers

Last Call! Children’s Writer-in-Residence Fellowship

23 April 2015

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is currently accepting applications for its twelfth Children’s Writer-in-Residence. The program was created to provide an emerging children’s author with the financial support and quiet space needed to complete one literary work. Eligible projects include fiction, nonfiction, a script, or poetry intended for children or young adults. The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend and an office at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square from September 2015 through May 2016.

Applications must be postmarked by April 30th, 2015.

To learn more about the program & prior winners please see: http://www.writer-in-residence.org.

Download the 2015-2016 application form here:  http://www.bpl.org/general/associates/Associates_BPL_WIR_Application_2015.pdf

Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice

14 March 2015

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists and more, but sometimes the cost of membership can be too much for up-and-coming writers. That’s why five years ago we started our free fellowship to theOffice. And we’re happy once again to offer it to you.

Announcing our 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice.

It works like this:

You send us an example of your best piece of writing along with a paragraph or two explaining why this fellowship would help you. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including unlimited, free coffee & tea, wifi, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, a small reference library and all the peace and quiet you can handle.

The fellowship starts May 1st and goes through October 31st, 2015. It is completely free to enter. Winner will be announced the last week of April. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive.

Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

Here’s what we need from you:

  • An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email.
  • In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please)
  • A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by April 15, 2015. That’s it. You’re done!

Some important points to remember:

  • Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. Be honest, if you live in Pasadena and won’t want to drive across town to write every day, then this fellowship isn’t for you. If you don’t flourish in a quiet space, skip it. We want this to be of major value to the winner.Serious submissions only please.
  • If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try it out before submitting, please do! You’re welcome to do the FREE WEEK. Just be sure to call first for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here.
  • The field is open to ALL new writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, article etc. We’ll read it all.
  • By “new writers” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For fiction writers, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. Key words here are new/aspiring/struggling.
  • DEADLINE to enter is April 15th, 2015. No submissions accepted past midnight PST.
  • You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free membership and is non-transferrable.
  • If you have any questions, please comment here, email the fellowship gmail address listed above or ask us on Twitter:@theOffice_LA. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you with the fellowship so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with questions.
  • Winner will be announced and notified by April 30thThis fellowship is an opportunity to take your craft and your career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to GET IT DONE, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

*theOffice is closed to ALL members Mondays 6PM-11PM, Saturdays 8AM-10AM, Sundays 8AM-10:30AM due to outside rentals. Otherwise, the space is yours.

Visit the website:

http://theofficeonlineblog.com/2015/03/02/call-for-submissions-2015-fellowship-to-theoffice/

Artistic Research & Development Grant/Writing Residencies Applications

20 June 2014

ARIZONA ARTIST RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANT
http://www.azarts.gov/grants/artists/
Deadline September 18, 2014. Artist Research and Development Grants are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to support the advancement of artistic research, aid in the development of artistic work and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities.
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KIMMEL HARDING NELSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
Location Nebraska City, NE. Deadline September 1, 2014. Offering two to eight week residencies writers, visual artists and music composers. Housing, studio space and stipend are provided.
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COLLEEN LEWIS OPEN ARCHIVE RESIDENCY – BARBADOS
http://tinyurl.com/omv623q
The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados is pleased to announce an open call for the Colleen Lewis Open Archive Residency between September and November 2014. Applications from artists worldwide are welcomed. This residency aims to support visual artists, writers and creatives by offering a peaceful working space for a minimum of 4 weeks, and the opportunity to interface with the Colleen Lewis Reading Room (CLRR) as an archive with which to engage, respond and activate.
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SLEEPING BEAR DUNES ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
http://www.nps.gov/slbe/parkmgmt/artistinresidence.htm
The Artist-In-Residence program is open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, including photographers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene. It provides resident artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular medium. The program provides rent-free use of either a park house located in the vicinity of the village of Empire (no pets), or a campsite in one of the developed mainland campgrounds.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
http://home.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/artist_in_residence.htm
Post marked application deadline for the 2014 season is November 15, 2014. All proposed residency projects must promote and celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park’s upcoming centennial celebration in 2015. The Artist-In-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. Selected artists stay in a historic cabin for two-week periods from June through September. No stipend is provided.

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PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S CONTEST

25 April 2014

$24 ENTRY FEE.

The 2014 Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of

fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish a book.

The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000.

We define an “emerging writer” as someone who has yet to publish a book,

including chapbooks, eBooks, and self-published works,

in any of the content genres: creative nonfiction, poetry, or fiction.

Deadline May 15, 2014.

Fiction and nonfiction entries should be under 6,000 words.

Poetry entries should contain 3-5 pages of poetry. For poetry,

we will be reading both for the strongest individual poem

and the general level of work, and may choose to publish

only some of the winner’s submitted poem.

Visit the website:  http://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest.cfm

Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, Crowdfunding Opportunities

19 April 2014

SHAKESPEARE’S SISTER GRANT – http://aroomofherownfoundation.org/awards/shakespeares-sister/ The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a female playwright to be supported by three extraordinary institutions over the course of a year while she writes and develops a new play. In addition to a cash prize of $10,000, the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions—AROHO, Hedgebrook, and the Lark Play Development Center—each one providing a different kind of support at successive stages in the playwright’s process. The fellowship seeks to make possible for the playwright a breakthrough into the kind of new work she would not have had the freedom or the resources to create otherwise. Deadline July 1, 2014.

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EUGENE C. PULLIAM FELLOWSHIP FOR EDITORIAL WRITING – http://www.spj.org/a-pulliamfellow.aspThe Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship was established to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to have time away from daily responsibilities for study and research. The cash award allows Pulliam Editorial Fellows to take courses, pursue independent study, travel, pursue other endeavors that enrich their knowledge of a public interest issue. The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding editorial writer or columnist to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. Deadline June 22, 2014.

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ARTS IN EDUCATON ARTIST ROSTER APPLICATONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE – http://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/artists/aieroster.htmThe Council invites applications from professional artists in all disciplines who are experienced in their field/s and can make a strong personal commitment to working in an educational setting with students, educators, administrators and parents to apply to the Arts in Education (AIE) Roster. Interested artists should contact the Arts in Education (AIE) Coordinator Catherine O’Brian to discuss their application prior to submitting it. Deadline May 2, 2014.

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ILLINOIS ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM – http://www.prairie.org/roadscholars Deadline May 5, 2014. From the history of Motown to the moral tribulations of Albert Einstein, our curiosity can lead us to unexpected places. As an IHC Road Scholar, you’ll have the freedom to wander….take Illinois along with you!

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PUBSLUSH –  http://pubslush.com/ — Founded by mother and daughter entrepreneurs, Hellen and Amanda Barbara, Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics platform only for books. Our platform allows authors to raise money and gauge the initial audience for new book ideas, and for readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Pubslush is entirely about giving: giving an opportunity to authors, giving a voice to readers, and giving books to children without access to literature.

Call for your best 10 pages: theOffice Annual Fellowship – LA WRITERS ONLY

4 March 2014

Fee: None

Due Date: March 15th, 2014

Winner Announced: Last week of March 2014

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded writers.

The fellowship works like this:

You send us a sample of your best piece of writing along with why you want this. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here.

The fellowship starts April 1st and goes through September 30th 2014. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive. Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

And here’s what we need from you:

An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address.

In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please)

A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by March 15, 2014. That’s it. You’re done!

Some important points to remember:

The field is open to ALL new writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, etc. We’ll read it all.

By “new writers” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For fiction writers, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. Key words here are new/aspiring/struggling.

You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free membership and is non-transferrable.

If you have any questions, please comment here or email the fellowship gmail address listed above. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with questions.

If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try it out before submitting, please do! You’re welcome to do the free WEEK PASS. Just be sure to call first for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here. Again, staff will not handle contest queries.

Lastly, and importantly, do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. We want this to be of major value to the winner. Serious submissions only please.

This fellowship is an opportunity to take your craft and your career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to GET IT DONE, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

*theOffice is closed to ALL members Mondays 6PM-11PM, Saturdays 8AM-10AM, Sundays 8AM-10:30AM due to outside rentals. Otherwise, the space is yours.

HEMERA FOUNDATION: Tending Space Fellowship for Artists

2 February 2014

 http://hemerafoundation.fluidreview.com/

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.

Last Call for Applications Submissions for Asian American Writer’s – Creative Nonfiction Fellowship

28 March 2013
Open City, an online magazine published by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, documents the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it’s being lived on the streets of New York right now. Covered by the Wall Street Journal and NPR, a collaborative partner with the New Museum and the Museum of Chinese in America, Open City grants a $5,000 fellowship, career guidance, and publishing opportunities to five Creative Nonfiction Fellows to write and produce both short-form and long-form editorial content on the vibrant immigrant communities of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.If you’re an emerging creative nonfiction writer looking for financial support, a place to publish, and career mentorship, apply to become a Creative Nonfiction Fellow. 

Applications Deadline: April 8th, 2013
Visit the website for submission details:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVGQURtWEFFSlJMUUJyemM5ZGo0MWc6MQ#gid=0

The 22nd Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship 2013

6 February 2013

JAMES JONES FIRST NOVEL FELLOWSHIP

$25 ENTRY FEE

The 22nd Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship will be awarded to an American author of a first fiction novel-in-progress, in 2013, by the James Jones Literary Society. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition. $10,000 award with two runner-up awards of $750each. A two-page (maximum) outline of the entire novel and the first 50 pages of the novel-in-progress are to be submitted. If a manuscript is selected for the final round, the author will be asked to send another copy of the originally submitted first 50 pages plus pages 51-100. The competition is open to United States citizens who have not previously published a novel. We do not accept entires from authors who have self-published.

Deadline March 1, 2013.

Visit the website for further details: http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/1159.asp

Summer Programs for High School Students at Georgetown University

2 November 2012

Uncover your potential this next summer at Georgetown.

Explore an array of exciting subjects ranging from Law to History and the Arts.

Interested in a career in medicine? Apply to the Medical Programs for High School Students

to learn about a variety of current topics and medical breakthroughs.

Study what interests you while experiencing campus life before you graduate high school.

Visit our website for more info and to start an online application.

http://scs.georgetown.edu/

True False Theatre’s, “Polygraph Tests,” Playwrights Residency

29 October 2012

Polygraph (n.) 1. a machine designed to detect and record changes in biological characteristics 2. an author who can write on a variety of different subjects
The Polygraph Tests is a residency program committed to enriching the process of theatre development by pairing selected playwrights with collaborators eager to guide and inspire the scripts’ evolution. We are looking for dangerous stories that expose and examine the ways in which desire and impulse define human relationships. Writers of all ages and from all experience levels are invited to submit plays that align with our mission statement:

True False Theatre is a group of artists dedicated to creating high-quality dramatic theatre that challenges the imagination and inspires a more conscious and compassionate community. Our goal is to probe modern value systems through entertaining productions of socially relevant plays, which uphold a commitment to exciting and empowering New York City.

This program features a three-week rehearsal period focused on giving writers the time and tools they need to experiment and develop strong character development, plot structure, and dialogue. Each playwright will work alongside a director and actors who are excited to inspire the author’s vision and provide him or her with feedback regarding the rewrites made during the residency. After a mid-process public reading allows each artist to experience their play with an audience, everyone returns to the rehearsal room for another week of collaborating with the writer. The residency ends with a second public reading celebrating the plays in whatever state they are in at the time.

Important Dates:

  • Sept 14 – Nov 16: Application Period
  • Nov 16 – Dec 7: Reading Period
  • Dec 7: Finalist Playwrights Announced
  • Dec 7 – Dec 13: Playwright Interviews
  • Dec 14: Selected Playwrights Announced
  • Dec 21: Invited Directors and Actors Announced
  • Jan 20 – Feb 9: Rehearsal Period
  • Feb 2: First Public Reading
  • Feb 9: Final Public Reading

Submission Guidelines:

  • We select playwrights based on two factors: (1) the quality and potential of the writing, and (2) a one-on-one interview during the first week of December 2012.
  • We are looking for plays on all subject matters- story and structure that dare to be different.
  • Scripts don’t need to be perfectly polished; we will happily accept unfinished work.
  • We accept only unpublished plays (but un-produced and previously produced plays are both acceptable).
  • You can send us one or several scripts- we prefer you send us two plays so we can understand your voice as much as possible.
  • Scripts can be any length (plays less than 75 pages are preferred).

Please fill out the application form at www.truefalsetheatre.org and send your play(s) to submit@truefalsetheatre.org. Sending us your resume and/or artistic statement in addition to your work is acceptable. Submissions received after the November 16, 2012 deadline will not be reviewed.

Call for Creative Nonfiction Fellows and for a Program Director

29 January 2012

Call for Creative Nonfiction Fellows and for a Program Director

Part-Time Program Director Position Opening (NY, NY)

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is looking to hire a part-time Program Director to curate, publicize and manage literary events that are quirky, progressive, and (to use the jargon of postcolonial theory) awesome. You are an ambitious, logistical, organized lover of books who would like to build curatorial experience in a creative, progressive arts center. You will be responsible for curating and publicizing high-quality literary events centered around Asian American literature with the Executive Director. This position is available immediately. Earlier applicants will be prioritized. No phone calls, please. For more information, please see the full application form here.

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Open City: Call for Creative Nonfiction Fellows (NY, NY)

Open City is a new online magazine on Asian American news and culture in New York. We’re looking for Creative Nonfiction Fellows to write and produce stories on the vibrant immigrant communities of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. In a time when Occupy Wall Street is shedding a harsh light on economic inequality, Open City offers a unique platform for writers to tell the stories low-income Americans too often ignored or misrepresented. If you’re an emerging creative nonfiction writer looking for financial support, a workspace and career mentorship, apply to become a Creative Nonfiction Fellow. You’ll help us document the rapidly growing, transforming and challenging experience of what it means to be Asian American in urban New York today. For more information, please see the full application form here.


Iman Omar

Intern, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop

http://www.aaww.org

aawwintern3@gmail.com

Page Turner: The Asian American Literary Festival: http://pageturnerfest.org/

Literary Readings: http://www.aaww.org/

Creative Writing Workshops: http://www.aaww.org/workshopsignup/

Support Asian American Literature: http://www.aaww.org/donate

The Vermont Studio Center: Fellowships

17 September 2011

The Vermont Studio Center is now accepting applications for our October 3, 2011 fellowship award deadline and am asking you to share news of these awards with your friends and colleagues.

Last year, VSC awarded more than 150 fellowships and made additional grants to hundreds of artists and writers from around the world.

Educational Foundation of America Fellowships
Three merit-based fellowships available to emerging and mid-career artists and writers of color from the United States.

Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship
One fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC. This award includes a stipend of $1250 to help cover expenses associated with taking the residency, including but not limited to travel, rent, childcare or to replace lost income.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship
One fellowship for an artist or writer who is raising young children; this award includes a $2,000 stipend to cover lost income, travel, child care, or other costs related to taking time away from the family. In addition to the VSC application form, applicants should submit a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) showing dependents under the age of 18.

John Pavlis Fellowships
Three awards for African-American visual artists and writers, with preference
given to current students and recent graduates of Fisk University, Spelman or
Morehouse Colleges.

Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One fellowship for a minority visual artist with demonstrable financial need from New Haven, Jersey City or Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.

For a full list of all awards available at this deadline, click here: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

To apply online, click here: https://apply.vermontstudiocenter.org

On behalf of all of us at VSC, I thank you for helping to spread the word about
these opportunities.

David Grozinsky

Admissions Coordinator
Vermont Studio Center
Tel: 802-635-2727
Email: david@vermontstudiocenter.org

www.vermontstudiocenter.org