Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
From Tin House magazine: “We accept submissions September 1 through May 31, and, as always, our summer and winter issues are not themed. We consider each submission for all upcoming issues regardless of theme. If you wish to be considered for a particular theme, please make a note in your cover letter. We have provided suggested deadlines for each theme issue, but please be aware that these fill up fast, so get your theme-issue submissions in as soon as possible.” For the Spring 2015 issue, the theme is “rejection”: “We are looking for fiction, essays, memoir, poems, and interviews about rejecting or being rejected. Rejection of, or rejection by people, animals, organizations, institutions, belief systems, physical locations, a calling—the theme is open to interpretation. Deadline is September 15, publication date March 1, 2015.”
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is accepting proposals for its Artist-in-Residence program: “We invite artists – visual artists, musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancer/choreographers, writers, builders, naturalists, puppeteers, storytellers, actors, playwrights, etc. – to propose residencies and projects which support and enhance our 2014-2015 arts program. As outlined below, our arts program is based on quarterly themes. We look to the artists to propose how to best engage with these themes, from the type of residency proposed to its duration. Thus, there is no minimum duration for a residency; projects may take place at any time throughout the course of the 3 month theme.” Proposals are due September 15 for residencies to take place between December 2014-February, 2015 (Theme: Land). No application fee. Pays: “Artists-in-Residence will be supported by stipends starting at $1,000, the exact size of which will be determined by the cost of project not to exceed $20,000.”
The Sacrifice Anthology Writing Contest seeks “submissions for inclusion in the upcoming inspirational essay anthology – Sacrifice – What Would You Give? Submit a personal essay about someone who sacrificed for you or for someone else, in whatever style you feel best expresses the story. Tell us what was done and how it impacted you or the person who received the benefit of the sacrifice.” Prizes: for first place, $50 and two copies of the anthology and publication; second place, $30 and two copies of the anthology and publication; third place, $20 and two copies of the anthology and publication. No entry fee. Deadline: September 30, 2014. (h/t CRWROPPS-B)
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Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Bonnie Tsui describes what happened when she “accepted a friend’s offer to share an office at a longtime writers’ collective and began writing in the company of others a few days a week.”
Speaking of writers in the company of others: Take a listen to this graduating speech delivered by Sophronia Scott at the most recent commencement ceremony of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program.
“How to Create, Publish, and Market an Anthology (and why you’d want to)”–thanks to @JaneFriedman for leading me to this one.
Lovely post by Ellen Meeropol on her favorite reads in 2014 (so far).
“The New Yorker is overhauling its website and making all the articles it has published since 2007 available free for three months before introducing a paywall for online subscribers.”
In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
“It is terrible to carry a doomed child beneath your heart.”
Source: Kate Maloy, “A Normal Woman,” in Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, & Abortion, edited by Karen E. Bender & Nina de Gramont.