On the Radar – November Edition

Here’s a list of opportunities I’m paying attention to this month.


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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

“The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers.” Deadline: December 1 for writers, Feb 1 for visual artists.

Wallace Stegner Fellowship

Unique among writing programs, Stanford offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene weekly in a 3-hour workshop with faculty. Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. The only requirements are workshop attendance and writing. Deadline: December 1

The Oxford American

“The Oxford American welcomes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions, as well as proposals for Points South and feature articles.” Deadline for submissions: December 1

The Kenyon Review

“We publish the best work we can find—this is the case for both KR and KROnline.” Deadline for submissions: December 15

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

“We award small artist support grants ($500-$1500) to individual feminist women in the arts whose work in some way focuses on women.” Deadline: December 31 for Fiction, Mixed Genre, and Visual Art.

Danahy Fiction Prize

“The Danahy Fiction Prize is an annual award of $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review.” Deadline: December 31

Boulevard Emerging Writers Contest

“$1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press.” Deadline: December 31

2015 James Knudsen Prize for Fiction

“WINNER will receive $1,000 and a year’s subscription to Bayou Magazine, and will be considered for publication. FINALISTS will be named on our website. Our 2015 Judge for the James Knudsen Prize in Fiction is David James Poissant.” Deadline: December 31

Tin House

Tin House is now reading for their Fall 2016 themed issue: “Sex, Again? Didn’t we just go there? Well, actually it has been twelve years since Tin House’s had sex, or an issue with sex, that is, a sex issue. I think you get what we’re after. Tin House is now reading for Sex, Again? Please, none of the usual fare. We’re tired of it as well. Sworn it off? Fine by us. Keep our relationship fresh after all these many years of reading awkward sex scenes. Surprise us, discomfort us, and make us remember that we’re not pandas.” Deadline for submissions: December 31


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