November 7, 2011
HOPSCOTCH HOUSE RESIDENCY
Hopscotch House offers time and space free of charge to selected
Kentucky women artists whose art is feminist in nature and
promotes positive social change. Hopscotch House is located 13
miles east of downtown Louisville, KY. Residency is free of
charge. Residents are responsible for their own food and beverage
and personal toiletries. The Summer Residency Program offers
stipends of up to $400 per week to selected artists chosen to
participate in the program. The Quarterly program offers need-
based stipends of up to $200 for first timers, low income women,
women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, and women from rural
areas of Kentucky. Visit http://www.kfw.org/
for more information
October 6, 2011
WOMEN'S INDEPENDENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was created
in 1999 to help formerly battered women overcome barriers to
the education necessary for their becoming employable and
financially stable. The primary intent is to help single mothers
with young children who have the greatest financial challenges
(childcare costs, etc.) to gain work skills so they can support
their families. Our funds target women who are in desperate
financial situations and absolutely must have both an education
and our funds to assist them. Limited to US citizens. Visit
http://www.wispinc.org/Programs/WISP/tabid/62/Default.aspx for more information.
September 20, 2011
DZANC BOOKS/GUERNICA DISQUIET INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE AWARD
Award for poetry, fiction, or nonfiction set outside North
America or dealing with international themes. Work should seek
to address. alter or break down geographical and other
boundaries. Winner will be published in Guernica and receive
full airfare, tuition, and accommodations to the July 2012
DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.
Postmark deadline: January 31, 2012. Judge: Colson Whitehead. $15 ENTRY FEE. Visit http://www.disquietinternational.org for more information.
August 27, 2011
Sugarmule is looking for short stories and essays (max. 10, 000 wds), and poems for an upcoming edition of the ezine www.sugarmule.com I'm guest editing. The theme is borders/partitions be they geographical, emotional or physical. Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th with 'Sugarmule Submission' as the subject.
July 30, 2011
SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FICTION TRAVEL GRANT
SLF travel grants are awarded to assist writers of speculative
fiction (poetry, drama, creative nonfiction) in their research.
They are not currently available for academic research. We are
currently offering one $800 travel grant annually, to be used
to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses.
Deadline September 30, 2011. If awarded the grant, the recipient
agrees to write a brief report of their research experience
(500-1,000 words) for our files, and for possible public
dissemination on our website. Travel may take place from any
country to any country, or internally within a country, the
grants are unrestricted. Funds will be disbursed in U.S.
currency (but can be sent through PayPal if that is more
convenient for international recipients). Visit http://www.speclit.org/ for more information.
July 6, 2011
The 2011 Muslim Writers Awards
The 2011 Muslim Writers Awards welcomes submissions from Muslim writers across the world. We have a broad range of categories from screen play to novel writing to journalism. Our awards ceremony is an opportunity to showcase talent from both published and unpublished writers. We also work with a number of literary agents and publishers who are eager to read and review writing submitted to us.
Closing date: 31st July
The Muslim Writers Awards 2011 is calling submissions from over 16 writers for the following categories:
Unpublished Novel Award
Unpublished Short Story Award
Unpublished Poetry Award
Unpublished Childrens Story Award
Young Journalist Award (16-25)
Published Novel Award
To submit work for unpublished categories, Screenplay or Young Journalism award, please visit http://muslimwritersawards.org.uk for more information.
July 6, 2011
MSLEXIA WOMEN'S NOVEL COMPETITION
The competition is open to unpublished women novelists
writing in any genre for adults, including literary fiction,
women's fiction, young adult fiction, science-fiction,
fantasy, chick-lit, crime fiction, thriller, and historical
fiction... but not non-fiction or fiction for under-13s. To
constitute a novel, your book must total at least 50,000
words. First Prize: £5,000. The judging panel are literary
agent Clare Alexander, broadcaster Jenni Murray and novelist
Sarah Waters. Send up to 5,000 words - which must be the
first 5,000 words of the novel - to email@example.com . ENTRY FEE £25. Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2011. Visit http://www.mslexia.co.uk/novelcompetition for more information.
April 6, 2011
New Online Magazine Seeks Short Stories
Out of Print is an online literary journal for short fiction.
They are looking for "original writing in English or translated into English that is strong, well-crafted and reflects the pace and transition of our times." They are based out of India, and "view writing with a connection to the subcontinent with particular interest but are open to submissions from around the world." They "encourage new writers and writing that tells a story."
Check out their interesting line-up of short fiction from women writers - http://www.outofprintmagazine.co.in/index.html.
Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
February 13, 2011
BABES WITH BLADES SWORD AND PEN CONTEST
The feminist theatre company that celebrates women in fighting
roles is seeking scripts for production in Spring, 2012. Winner
receives $1,000. Seeking full-length (75-120 minutes) scripts
that include a depiction of the image "Erinyes" by artist
Victoria Szilagyi. Both all-female and mixed-gender casts will
be considered, but women must be in most/all primary roles and
most/all of the combat scenes. Electronic submissions strongly
preferred, but postal mail submissions will be considered.
Deadline: February 28, 2011. No Entry Fee. Visit
http://www.babeswithblades.org/competition.htm for more information.
November 20, 2010
Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing
Submissions are being sought for an anthology about writing and publishing by women with experience in writing and publishing about family. Possible subjects: using life experience, networking, unique issues women must overcome, formal education, queries and proposals, conference participation, self-publishing, teaching tips. Tips on writing about family: creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, nonfiction, novels.
Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most helpful to readers. Please avoid writing too much about "me" and concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published, co-written, or simultaneously submitted material.
Foreword by Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications, Editor of The Writer's Chronicle, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, George Mason University. Author of the memoir: and then there were threeĊ (Serving House Books, 2010)
Afterword by Dr. Amy Hudock, co-editor of Literary Mama chosen by Writers Digest as one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers. She teaches creative writing and co-edited American Prose Writers (Seal Press, 2006)
Co-Editor Carol Smallwood appears in Who's Who of American Women, Michigan Feminist Studies, The Writer's Chronicle. She's included in Best New Writing in Prose 2010. Her 23rd book is Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (American Library Association, 2010). A chapter of newly published Lily's Odyssey was short listed for the Eric Hoffer Prose Award, a book trailer of Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages is http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=8M6m7PXGQIU&feature=related
Co-Editor Suzann Holland, 2010 Winner of Public Libraries Feature Award, secured the permission of the Laura Ingalls Wilder estate for the forthcoming: The Little House Literary Companion. Her masters degrees include history, library science: she taught English composition, information literacy, at William Penn University, was a librarian at Milwaukee Public Library, a consultant in Davenport, Iowa. Her anthology contributions appear in: Greenwood Press, Neal-Schuman, the American Library Association
Book Publisher: The Key Publishing House Inc., publisher of academic and non-academic books, Toronto, Ontario
Please send 2-3 possible topics you would like to contribute each described in a few sentences and a 65-75 word bio using the format like the bio's above. Please send in a .doc Word file by December 30, 2010 using FAMILY/Your Name on the subject line to email@example.com. You'll receive a Go-Ahead and guidelines if your topics haven't been taken. Contributors will be asked to contribute a total of 1900-2100 words. Those included in the anthology will receive a complimentary copy as compensation.
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