On the Radar – December Edition

Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.” Application deadline: January 1

The Steinbeck Fellows Program of San José State University (SJSU), which was endowed through the generosity of Martha Heasley Cox, offers emerging writers of any age and background the opportunity to pursue a significant writing project while in residence at SJSU.” Application deadline: January 2

Glimmer Train is “looking for stories about families of all configurations” for its November/December Family Matters contest. Submission Deadline: January 2

“For the past 31 years, NYFA has awarded fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State. 2017 NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CATEGORIES: Crafts/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, Digital/Electronic Arts.” Application deadline: January 25

“Each January since 2003, The Iowa Review has invited submissions to The Iowa Review Awards, a writing contest in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Winners receive $1,500; first runners-up receive $750. Winners and runners-up are published in each December issue.” Submit between January 1 – 31 

“Submissions are now open for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Three winners will be published in Guernica (fiction), NinthLetter.com (non-fiction) or The Common (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the seventh annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place June 25- July 7, 2017.” Submission deadline: January 31

2017 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. “The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1,200 words or fewer.” Submit between January 1 -31

“In Fall 2017, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish a special theme issue, seeking high-caliber poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that explore the concept of family—the primary latticework and laboratory of human nature.” Submission deadline: January 31

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