Check out this article (by yours truly) just posted over at the Institute of Children’s Literature, on “Contests for Children’s Writers: Another Path to Publication.” Every contest listed is a no-cost (that is to say, no-fee) contest. Enjoy!
The English Department of Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) invites applications for a distinguished visiting fiction writer who will be in residence spring 2007. This person will contribute to both the university’s undergraduate and graduate instructional programs (teaching one workshop in the BFA program and one in the MFA program); give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Salary will be “competitive.” For qualifications and application instructions, see the announcement at HigherEdJobs.com.
The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers both summer fellowships (one-month residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony open to all New York State artists and writers over 21 years of age–categories include poetry; fiction and creative nonfiction; photography; and painting, sculpture, and other visual arts) and individual artist grants ($5,000 grants open to writers and visual artists living in specified New York State central and western counties). For 2006, individual artist grant categories include works on paper; photography; poetry; and creative nonfiction. The application deadline for both programs is January 15, 2006. For more information, including detailed eligibility guidelines and the required forms, visit the website.
Maisonneuve Magazine has posted details on its latest literary contest: “April is Not the Cruelest Month.” From the website: “February is all soggy boots and self-bought carnations left over from Valentine’s Day. We want to know how you survive the winters. Wail on, but do promise to make us laugh.”
You can send one prose OR two poetry entries–there’s NO FEE. Entries should run “8-800 words” and “given the format of the magazine, first-person narratives are preferable.”
First prize includes $100 and publication in Maisonneuve No. 19. Second and third prizes include publication on Maisonneuve.org and a year’s subscription to the magazine. Note that “All other entries may be published online.”
Deadline: November 1, 2005.
For more information, including submission instructions, click here (scroll down the page).
NEWN (formerly New England Writers’ Network) publishes on a quarterly basis and describes itself as “devoted to helping writers around the world to get published and to teaching through content and example.” And its submission period has very recently changed. Regular submissions will now be welcome from January 1 through March 31. This is a low-paying market for fiction, essays, and poetry (but a paying market nonetheless). Read more about it and check the guidelines here.
Here’s an announcement from Hemispheres magazine: “After six years of supporting the Faux Faulkner and Imitation Hemingway Contests, Hemispheres is ending its sponsorship. The contests have run their course at a variety of publications over the years, and we wish them both success in finding new sponsors and publication venues. Hemispheres is proud to have brought them to you. We encourage entrants to continue to submit their creations.” For more information, click here.