On The Radar – July Edition

The SFWP Awards Program is “looking for fiction and creative nonfiction of any length, genre, and subject matter.” Judge: Benjamin Percy. Submission deadline: July 22

Can Serrat International Art Residency opens the Residency Call for Writers. This Open Call is meant to support literary production and to offer a working and living space for writers. We will invite 1 writer for a full grant in addition to inviting 49 writers for a partial aid support stipend.” Application deadline: August 1st.

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: August 1st.

Litro Magazine is accepting poetry, fiction, and essay about the “experience of boundaries, real and imagined, in a bold array of poetry, fiction, and essay” for their Latin America-themed issue. Submission deadline: August 23

American Short Fiction has published, and continues to seek, short fiction by some of the finest writers working in contemporary literature, whether they are established or new or lesser-known authors.” Submissions year-round

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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.”



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