On the Radar – April Edition

Tin House will once again be awarding both full (includes room and board) and tuition scholarships for our Summer Workshop. For 2017, we are pleased to announce an expansion of the number of scholarships offered, from thirteen to fifteen. This was made possible by a private donation that was inspired by a talk given by Kiese Laymon during our 2016 Summer Workshop. As the focus of that lecture was a discussion on who is given access to literary institutions such as Tin House, this donation was intended to encourage writers of color to seek fellowships for the workshop.” (I was there for Kiese’s talk. It was a relief, an unburdening, and thoughtful. He said publicly what POC there were speaking to each other about privately. While I was disappointed that as usual a writer of color was the only one to bring up questions of accessibility, I am glad to see something came from it.Deadline for Scholarship applications: April 1

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the 2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for an original short story.” (I got long-listed for this one last year.) Deadline: April 10

KSF Artists of Choice supports artists in the creation of new work by providing financial support (£10k / $10k)  and mentoring. Open to artists who have exciting, creative and unique projects across the genres of Musical Theater, Dance, Film and Theater.” Deadline: April 14

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent.” Deadline for Fall 2017 residencies: April 15

“April 15 is the deadline to submit to the Kundiman Mentorship Program with Paisley Rekdal and Alexander Chee.”

SLICE magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.” Reading period open from April 1 – June 1

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