On the Radar – May Edition


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“A two-week residency is being offered by The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow for writers with children under 18 living with them. Thanks to a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, this Fellowship is designed to support parents who are also writers. The Fellowship entitles the recipient to a two-week stay at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, in beautiful and charming Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Each resident has a private suite with writing space, private bath, and wireless Internet. The residency provides uninterrupted writing time, with a European gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room. Residents also share the camaraderie of other writers and artists when they want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch. My Time includes the two-week residency and provides a stipend of $1,500 to help pay for child care or travel expenses or to make up for time lost at work.” Deadline: June 1

American Short Fiction‘s Short Story Contest is being judged by Victor LaValle. Deadline: June 1.

Have you ever said, I wish I had time and space to write? Writing residencies provide  unstructured time, a quiet environment, living and working space, and many times even funding. Whenever I am at a residency, I feel like I am living and working exactly as I was meant to. So if you need time to finish that novel, a place away from the stresses and distractions of daily life, a writing residency could be right for you. I’m leading this webinar about the application process. June 2, June 9, June 16

Headlands Center for the Arts “awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to eight weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends when available.” Deadline: June 3

Half the World Global Literati Award is awarding $50,000 for a short story, novel, or screenplay “written in English, that give a voice to the inner lives of women. Your work can be romantic; a tale of science fiction; a sensual or erotic exploration; a comic caper; a thrilling mystery or a biographical memoir. We ask only that it gives fresh insight into the lives of women.” Deadline: June 8

I started 2015 with a  residency at Caldera where I wrote a draft of a short story, worked on a novel, and finished a revision of Pigeons. I also read Bret Hart’s autobiography, Elie Wiesel’s Night, a Frida Kahlo biography, Maxine Hong Kington’sThe Woman Warrior. It was such a fruitful stay. “Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon for month-long residencies.” Deadline: June 17

“At present The Threepenny Review is paying $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece.”

Event is looking to publish stories with “compelling characters, plots that surprise us, stories that move us, stories that have something new to say.” Deadline: “We accept prose and poetry submissions year round, but we don’t read during January, July, August or December, so response times during those months may be longer.”




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