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Workshop Opportunity - University Press Books' Community Workshop in Fiction with Dinika Amaral
A “good” story gets across 100% of the author’s message to the reader. This intensive five-week fiction-writing workshop will explore strategies on how to achieve such a story. Writers will learn character, dialogue, voice, style, plotting, and description in fiction. They will become competent readers—learning how to read not as readers but as writers—and ruthless editors. While there will be some craft—10-12 minutes each class analyzing various short stories and important movie openings—the focus of the workshop will be discussions of writers’ short stories/novel excerpts. Everyone will be workshopped twice. For their second time, in the spirit of Hemingway’s philosophy that "all first drafts are shit," writers will be encouraged to submit re-writes. “Good” appears in quotes at the beginning of this course description because it is always relative. A matter of opinion. Routinely, the expertise of the one opining is challenged by the new story before them. However, the craft strategies of this workshop will bring writers closer to this ideal: 100% of the author’s vision on the page being received 100% by the reader.
This Fiction Workshop will consist of five 2.5 hour sessions, one per week, held on Tuesdays from 7 – 9:30 pm. There is a $250 fee to participate, which will cover any handouts or texts designed by Dinika. Since space is limited, admission to the workshop will be submission-based, with a cap at nine participants. To apply, please send a short portfolio of writing (5-15 pages), along with your name, contact information, and a brief statement of why you’d like to participate in the workshop to [email protected]
Deadline: June 23, 2015
Headlands Center for the Arts Residency in Sausalito, CA. Deadline June 5, 2015.
Headlands Center for the Arts offers residencies of 4 to 10 weeks from March to November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. Residents are provided with a $500 monthly stipend, lodging, work space, and five meals per week. Students enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible. For residencies in 2016, submit a writing sample of up to 20 pages of poetry or 30 pages of prose, a letter of interest, a résumé, and a list of three references with a $45 application fee by June 5. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Ft. Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965. (415) 331-2787, ext. 24. Holly Blake, Residency Manager. [email protected]
Bard Fiction Prize (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) - Details: writer-in-residence appointment for one semester at Bard College (no teaching); for a fiction writer under 40 with one book published; $30,000 stipend. Deadline: June 15, 2015 for 2016
Vermont Studio Centers. 50+ Fellowships with June 15, 2015 deadline.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence Program. We’ve partnered with the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community to offer a four-week residency with a $2,000 stipend to writers interested in staying and teaching in Fort Lyon, Colorado this fall. The residency requires 10 hours per week of leading small workshops for homeless veterans. The application fee is $10, and the deadline to apply has just been extended to June 15, 2015. This residency would be perfect for a recent MFA graduate and/or a member of the faculty.
Caldera offers month long residencies from January to March to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Caldera Arts Center, located on 120 acres in the Central Cascades, 17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. Caldera provides writers with a private cottage with a sleeping loft and kitchenette, and one community meal per week. There is no residency fee, but writers are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Participation in a public outreach activity, such as giving a reading or facilitating a workshop, is encouraged of each resident. Using the online submission system, submit 10 poems, a novel chapter, a short story, or an essay of up to 20 pages, a project description, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation with a $35 application fee by June 15 deadline. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. Caldera, Artist in Residence Program, 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759. (541) 610-9662. Elizabeth Quinn, Artist in Residence Manager. [email protected]
Lanesboro Arts Center The Lanesboro Art Center offered two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Lanesboro, Minnesota, approximately 120 miles southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the valley of the Root River. Residents were provided with lodging, work space, and a stipend of up to $625 per week. Writers submitted five copies of up to 10 pages of poetry or prose, a project proposal, a letter of recommendation (sent directly to Lanesboro by the reference), and a resumé by June 30 deadline. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program, P.O. Box 152, Lanesboro, MN 55949. (507) 467-2446. Sara Decker, Contact. [email protected]
Other Fellowship Opportunities
Poets & Writers Galen Williams Fellowship Program - Fellows begin in September and work twenty hours per week through June. For 2015-16, The Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Online Editorial Fellow and The Raab Editorial Fellow will work in positions in the P&W New York City headquarters and the McCrindle Readings & Workshops Fellow will work the P&W satellite office in Los Angeles. Please read each job description carefully and submit an application. You may apply for more than one posiiton but must submit separate applications.
Deadline: June 26, 2015, click on the highlighted links above for more information.
Princeton University Hodder Fellowship (Princeton, NJ) - Details: Writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University for 1 academic year (with no teaching). Candidates have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts.” Most successful Fellows have published a first book. $75,000 stipend. Deadline: Applications will reopen for the next fellowship application cycle in July 2015.
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Winter Fellowship (Provincetown, MA) - Details: 1 year, Oct-May with other artists; ~$650/month stipend and place to live. Deadline: Dec. 1
Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) - Details: 2 years with other writers; $26,000 per year, plus tuition and health insurance; workshop twice weekly; opportunities to teach at Stanford for more income. Deadline: Most likely Dec. 1, 2015 for Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
Bennett Fellowship at Exeter (Exeter, NH) - Details: $13,650 stipend plus housing and meals; no teaching, but writer is informally available to help students with their writing. Look for the ad in Poets & Writers or the AWP Listings for updated listing. Deadline: Dec. 1
The Kenyon Review Fellowships (Gambier, OH) - Details: 2 years, teaching 1 class/year and working on The Kenyon Review; $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits; must have completed MFA already, in the last 6 years, and have teaching experience. Deadline: Applications will be accepted electronically beginning August 15 and ending September 15, 2015
Other Residency Opportunities
Yaddo. Deadline January 1, for residencies starting May 1 of the same year, through February of the following year; August 1, for residencies starting late October of the same year through May of the following year. The application portal opens June 1 for the August 1 deadline and November 1 for the January 1 deadline. There is no fee for residency. Yaddo's nonrefundable application fee is $30, to which is added a fee for media uploads ranging from $5 to $10, depending on the discipline. Application fees must be paid by credit card.
Jentel. Winter/Spring Residency (January 15 - May 13): September 15th application deadline. Monthly stipend of $400. $23 application fee.
UCross. Application deadlines are March 1 for Fall Session, which runs from August through the first Friday in December, and October 1 for Spring Session, which runs from March through the first Friday in June. Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks. Applications are only accepted by online submission. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee. There is no fee for a residency.
MacDowell Colony. The MacDowell 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. Winter/Spring 2016 Deadline: September 15, 2015. Residencies: Feb 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016. Accepting Applications: July 15 - September 15, 2015
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Deadline is May 2, 2016. NSF provides NO funding.
Art342 ART342 offered 6- and 14-week residencies from mid-May to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers alongside the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado, approximately 60 miles north of Denver. Residents were provided with a private room, work space, and a stipend of $100 a week, but were responsible for their own transportation and meals. Using the online submission system, writers submitted 10 to 20 pages of poetry or prose, a curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and names and contact information for two references with a $30 application fee by February 1 deadline. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. ART342, 342 West Douglas Road, Fort Collins, CO 80524. [email protected]
Conference and Scholarship: Slice Writers' Conference 2015
Slice Magazine Literary’s fifth annual writers' conference will take place on September 12 and 13 in downtown Brooklyn. Their panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, dialogue, characterization, poetry, and more) to the business of writing (pitch letters, landing a book deal, and beyond). Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss crucial steps to help launch a writer's career. But a book deal is just the beginning of a writer's professional journey. They invite leading professionals to offer trade secrets about how they transform a great story into a bestselling book (and what writers can do to help them get there).
There are student scholarship Deadline: July 1, 2015
For more information and how to register/apply click here
Call for Submissions: Hawaii Review Fall 2015 Issue
The University of Hawaii's literary journal, Hawaii Review, is accepting submissions for their Fall 2015 issue. The theme is "Literature of Crime" and they are looking for any interpretation of crime from obsessions and crime of passion to traditional noir stories. For more information and how to submit click here.
Deadline: August 2, 2015
Call for Submissions: Arcadia Journal Nonfiction Contest 2015
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the spring issue of Arcadia is given annually for a work of nonfiction. Submit an essay, memoir, or other piece of creative nonfiction of less than 8,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between May 15 and August 15. All entries will be considered for publication in Arcadia, and all finalists will receive a copy of the spring issue. The editors will judge and a winner will be announced in September.
For more details and how to submit click here.
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Call for Submissions: NANO 2015 Fiction Prize
The Seventh Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $1000 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in mid-September. This year’s contest will be judged by Amber Sparks.
For more information and how to submit click here.
Deadline: September 1, 2015.
Call for Submissions: Marguerite McGlinn 2015 Prize for Fiction
The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is an annual national short fiction contest. The prize includes a $2,000 first place cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College on Friday, October 9, 2015; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. The winning stories will appear in the Fall 2015 issue of Philadelphia Stories.
For more information and to submit your writing, please click here.
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Contest Submission - Stoneslide Media Story Contest
Open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. First prize is $3,000. We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor, and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by the editors. For more information and to submit click here.
Deadline: June 21, 2015
Contest Submissions - International Short Story Award
The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition in memory of one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists. If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, we will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Story Festival (23 - 26 September 2015).
The competition, run by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, is currently open for submissions. Winners will be published in a journal which has previously showcased Haruki Murakami, Mary Leland, Colm Tóibín, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, James Lasdun and Danielle McLaughlin amongst many other respected writers. The winner of the first prize will receive €2,000 (*approx $2153/£1431 in April 2015), publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat. Second Prize is €500 and publication in Southword. Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120. *Currency exchange amounts via XE.com, calculated April 2015.
For guidelines and how to submit click here.
Deadline: July 31, 2015 and this year's judge is Danielle McLaughlin, author of ‘The Dinosaurs on Other Planets’ (The Stinging Fly Press).
Job Opportunity (Wassaic, NY) - Residency Director Wassaic Artist Residency
The Wassaic Artist Residency is seeking a dynamic and professional individual to manage and coordinate its year round residency program in Wassaic, NY.
For more information and how to apply click here.
Deadline: June 20, 2015
Residency - Sundress Academy for the Arts Fall Residency (Knoxville, TN)
Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one's own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.
The length of a residency can run from one to week to two months. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for our summer residency period, which runs from September 1st to November 30th, 2015.
Application fees are normally $25, but current students who apply with a valid student e-mail address only pay $15.
Deadline: June 30th, 2015.
Job Opportunity (online startup) - Short Story Flash Fiction Writer
Get Paid To Write Fiction For A Mobile Startup
This is your chance to write short stories that are read by millions of people around the world.
They are a mobile storytelling startup looking for great "flash fiction" short stories to launch in our first app.
They’ve developed an innovative new format for storytelling on mobile, and we're interested in licensing engaging short stories to feature within the app.
Their team has previously launched several Top 10 iPhone apps that have reached over 150 million downloads.
With our latest endeavor, Telepathic, they’re creating “stories for the Snapchat generation”. They're currently in stealth mode, but they would be happy discuss details privately.
We're looking for passionate authors who have written awesome short stories in the past. A great writing sample is the only requirement.
They will give you a very specific (non-standard) format in which you must tell your story. Stories should be around 1,000 words. They'll ask you to submit your story to us for evaluation. If it's a fit for the audience, they’ll send you a licensing agreement.
They’re looking for stories in the following genres: mystery / thriller, sci-fi / fantasy, paranormal, young adult, romance, humor and horror.
You will be paid a flat fee for each story we license, and you will also receive writing credit in the app. You may submit as many stories as you'd like.
Please send a writing sample to our Director of Content, Esha Gupta, at [email protected], and she will respond with detailed story submission guidelines.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS:
The founders are Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia. We're a wife-and-husband team who have done several startups together in the past.
You can read more about the journey that led us to founding a storytelling startup in this recent piece we wrote for Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/13235619/prerna-gupta-songify-got-rid-of-possessions-lived-as-nomad/
Job Opportunity (part-time) - Test Prep Instructor
Sherwood Test Prep is seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE and SAT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays. They seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. For more information click here.
• Education:Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), J.D., or Master’s degree.
• Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or SAT.
• Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one semester/quarter lecture, lab, discussion, etc. class. Prior university teaching experience is required.
• Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills. Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
• Consistent Sunday Commitment: They seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive Sundays throughout the entire year. We only take off four weekends per year (those corresponding to): Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Instructors can teach from 3 to 6 hours per weekend.
If interested, please send (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: [email protected] Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.
Job Opportunity (Los Angeles) - Administrative Coordinator
Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Los Angeles that seeks to further Kelley’s philanthropic work through grants for innovative arts projects that reflect his multifaceted artistic practice. The Foundation also preserves the artist’s legacy more broadly and advances the understanding of his life and creative achievements.
The Administrative Coordinator is a key position and is ideally suited for an individual interested in a career in the non-profit sector. The overall duties of the coordinator are to assist and manage all aspects of office administration and provide assistance and support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff. The job will provide exposure to a range of leaders in the arts and training in nonprofit management – from clerical functions and budgeting to grants administration.
For more information and how to apply click here.
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Contest Fiction Submission- The Masters Review
The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers open till July 15 winner will get $2000 and publication. Second and third place stories will be paid $200 and $100 respectively and considered for publication. No guidelines. Just your best writing under 6000 words. If you haven't published a novel, you qualify.
Deadline: July 15, For more guidelines and to submit click here.
Call for Submissions: The 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize
In honor of its 10th anniversary, we're doubling down: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize now offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.
Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2014 we published 22 poems that had been submitted to the contest from almost 3,000 entries.
With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and now a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we've designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around.
For more information about this opportunity, including submission guidelines click here.
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Call for Submissions: White Stag Publishing
We want writing about writing; techniques, styles, literary epochs, famous authors, pieces of literature, & literary characters. We are extending “the art of poetry” to the art of all writing forms & will not only be accepting Poetry, but Prose & Creative Non-Fiction as well.
Please send us your Baudelaire opium nightmares, your space hero Franco poems, your drunken Gatsby parodies, your creative essays on epochs & how cheese deeply affected the Romantic era. We’ve seen hundreds of pieces about writing, writers, & literature so please be creative. Think outside of the book.
For more information, please click here.
Deadline: July 19, 2015
Call for Submissions: Carbon Culture Poetry Film Prize
We want to integrate film and literary culture. Carbon Culture will award a $1,000.00 prize for the best poetry film using the complete text of John Gosslee’s poem “Portrait of an Inner Life.” The winning entry will receive $1,000.00. The top five entries will receive high-profile placements across a number of networks, note in a one page ad alongside honorable mentions in our newsstand print and device editions. All entries are considered for sponsored entry to our list of film festivals and poetry film festivals.
For more information on this contest click here.
Deadline: January 1, 2016
Call for Submissions - Brooklyn Poets Anthology
In partnership with Brooklyn Poets, Brooklyn Arts Press is proud to announce a call for submissions to our Brooklyn Poets Anthology. We hope to celebrate our borough's diverse and spirited poetry community with an exciting new book featuring work from an array of talent.
• You must currently reside in Brooklyn or have a significant connection to the borough (i.e. you were born & raised here or lived here a decade or longer)
• Submit 3-5 poems (10 pgs max), published or unpublished. Confirm that you own the rights for all previously published work
• Include a cover letter containing name, address, phone, email, bio, publication info for submissions, and the neighborhood of Brooklyn where you reside (or did reside)
Deadline: August 30, 2015
Call for Submissions: The Caterpillar Magazine
The Caterpillar Magazine is announcing its inaugural Caterpillar Short Story prize for a short story written by an adult for children aged 7-11.
Deadline: 30 September 2015
Please click here for more details.
Residency Opportunity: Writer's House
The Writers House offers three residencies per year in an historic cottage in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. The program is open to emerging writers in the United States who have completed a college degree in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree in writing. Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend; they are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Our residencies include a community service component of 15 weeks with the Hub City Writers Project, and offer a stipend of $150 a week.
• A 15-week winter/spring residency from Jan. 11, 2016 to April 22, 2016
For more information, please click here.
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Call for Submissions: The Oklahoma Review
The Oklahoma Review, an online journal published by the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cameron University. The Oklahoma Review will be accepting submissions for their Fall Issue in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from August 1st until October 15th 2015. Submissions may be sent via email. Guidelines may be found here.
Membership Opportunity: AWP Membership
Now through June 30, 2015, graduating students are eligible to continue membership with AWP at the deeply discounted student rate of just $45. An individual membership is a meaningful way to start your next chapter as a writer.
We’ll help them you connected with your community of writers. You’ll benefit from a continued subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle and receive access to all of the members-only content on our website, including the AWP Job List and Writers’ Calendar. You'll also be eligible to apply to our new Writer to Writer Mentorship Program and receive discounts on AWP conference registration and Award Series entry fees. Join online today. We extend this special offer to all recent graduates (PhD, MFA, MA, two- and four-year creative writing programs). To benefit from the discount, enter the code MFA15 + the name of your school (i.e., MFA15 George Mason University) and select the $45 student rate at checkout.
Employment Opportunity: Tikkun is hiring!
Tikkun is hiring a new managing editor!
To flourish here, you must be at once a big-picture person and a details person, a news maven and a media activist, a hard-nosed diplomat and an empathetic mentor. In this role you are responsible for producing all of Tikkun’s editorial content from start to finish, from the initial story idea brainstorm to the meticulous proofing of the final layout. You work under the supervision of Tikkun’s founder, Rabbi Michael Lerner, coordinate closely with Duke University Press (Tikkun’s publisher), and manage multiple volunteers, but most of your own work is self-directed. Our staff is tiny, so the managing editor also serves as commissioning editor, developmental editor, copy-editor, web editor, art director, volunteer coordinator, and social media director.
For more information, please click here.
Call for Submissions: Front Porch Commons
Front Porch Commons, a project of CLMP, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (formerly the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses), provides a virtual space for sharing that's produced by and for you — be a part of it! We will welcome comments, articles, essays and blog posts from all who participate in or are interested in independent literary publishing — that includes publishers, authors, readers, librarians, educators, historians, booksellers and all who care about our community. Topics for pieces to submit are up to you.
Feel free to send us queries or pitches, or go ahead and send us a full piece. We will publish all submissions, as long as they are opinions, thought pieces, or commentary related to independent literary publishing, and that they are not personal attacks, previously published, or promotional material.
For more information, please click here.
Call for Submissions: Melted Wing
Melted Wing is a brand new online journal discussing themes of suicide, desperation, and other dark places. While Melted Wing will delve into these issues through journalism, prose, poetry, and fine art, Melted Wing will not enable, glorify, display, or otherwise support bodily and psychological harm. Melted Wing seeks a community of caring, positivity, and laughter, not gore. For more information and to submit your work, please click here.
Call for Submissions: Trainless Magazine
You are invited to submit to our literary magazine! We publish well read and novice writers, fiction and nonfiction, and we thoroughly appreciate submissions from students. Please read through our magazine to familiarize yourself with what kind of work we publish. Nonfiction articles should stay relevant to our magazine's theme of travel, athleticism, and culture. Fiction is much more open, as every world created through fiction presents a new "culture."
Poetry is, at this time, not accepted. Please send a maximum of two submissions to be considered per issue. We print between 10 and 15 articles a month, depending on length, and only one article or story per author per issue.
For more information on submission guidelines and Trainless Magazine in general, click here.
Call for Submissions: Outrageous Fortune
Outrageous Fortune, the country's first nationwide literary journal that is maintained by undergraduates for undergraduates, is now accepting submissions. All creative, original work is welcome, and popular genres include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and art. Please visit our website and see our submission guidelines. You may send in all original work here.
Call for Submissions: The Book Box, Misplaced Book
Misplaced Book is a local startup from Berkeley that is connecting readers with great books written by upcoming and lesser known authors. Today many people defer to bestseller lists and top charts to find the next book to read, but this prevents many authors from having their books read and appreciated, and leaves past works to be forgotten. We aim to remedy this by putting together our Book Box, a monthly subscription box that contains books, short stories, and several locally sourced items geared towards book lovers.
The inclusion of your story will most likely not result in a payment at this time. The purpose is to draw attention to your writing. We will ask for a headshot, a short bio, and a few other questions about yourself and your writing to help direct interested readers to your other works.
Scholarship Opportunity: Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing Summer Writing Seminar
The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is now open for registration and scholarship applications for our 2015 Summer Writing Program (July 19-24). A detailed description of the Summer Writing Program, along with registration and scholarship application information is available at our website.
This year we have an amazing faculty line-up, including award-winning authors and poets, Michael Martone, Phong Nguyen, Marcus Wicker, and Emily Skaja.
Each summer, the institute invites published authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with writers, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing their work. MVICW offers scholarships to help make the program a possibility for all writers. Comprehensive details about the program can be found here.
Workshop Opportunity: University of New Orleans, Writing Workshops Abroad
The UNO Writing Workshops Abroad invite graduate, post-graduate, and undergraduate students from across the globe to attend a summer session of workshops, lectures, performances, and excursions in Ireland (June 19 - July 18, 2015) or Italy (July 13 - August 8, 2015.
This is our program’s 20th year of providing instruction in creative writing, literature, theatre, and film in the world’s great cultural destinations. For the summer of 2015 we will offer a wide range of courses in Ireland at University College Cork, as well as a more specialized poetry program at Ezra Pound’s castle in the Italian Alps. The cost of $4,495 covers tuition for 6 credits, housing, some meals, weekend excursions, study abroad insurance, and more.
For more information, please click here!
Employment Opportunity: Drunken Boat an Online Journal of Art and Literature
Drunken Boat, one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts and the winner of a South by Southwest Web Award, is adding to their staff. They’ve been publishing an immense variety of work, especially innovative and experimental literature and arts, since 1999. They are an entirely volunteer staff, dedicated to literature and art and the internet (well, more like literature and the art on the internet, but we’re fans of the medium too). According to The Review Review: “Drunken Boat is, or should be, central to any discussion of literature online or online literature . . . Drunken Boat is a . . . beautifully presented, carefully maintained space.”
More information on the available positions from Drunken Boat and how to apply can be found here.
Internship Opportunity: Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
JPG is an 800 square ft gallery commercial gallery, selling original art, consulting in client’s homes on the purchase of art, and engaging in local visual, literary, and performing arts organizations to promote the power of creativity and the value of beauty in the every day. In the last 15 months, the gallery has hosted seven art exhibits and countless community events including workshops, artist talks and book readings. Each event requires installation, event planning, hosting, and receiving guests as well as weeks of promotion and marketing. An intern in the gallery may be involved with the following tasks:
- Marketing and promoting shows online through listing calendars and social media
- Attending events and assisting with set-up, break down and greeting artists and guests
- Research online for business development in new areas
- Management of wordpress website
- Assist with installation of art
- Organization of inventory and cataloging of art
- Social Networking
Hours include some nights and can be determined based on students work load
How to apply: Send an email describing what makes this position exciting to you. List ANY art, gallery, sales and marketing related experience. Please cc submission to: Sara Mumolo and Candace Eros Diaz Internship is available immediately.