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Saint-Paul de Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence Program (Saint-Paul de Vence, France – Deadline January 15)

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the death of James Baldwin, the France-based nonprofit association Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin announces plans to award to an emerging writer a one-month fellowship in Saint-Paul de Vence, the village on the Cote d'Azur where for 17 years Baldwin made his home.

The first Saint-Paul de Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence will be offered a house in the village center for the month of April 2018. The property, which is home to our Welcome Center, features a 3rd-floor bedroom suite with a sunny terrace overlooking the tiled roofs of the village and the valley beyond. The resident writer will also be provided a private writing studio and a full kitchen, stocked and replenished for breakfast. Daily lunch or dinner will be offered to the resident writer through partnerships with local restaurants and host families. The award does not cover travel expenses to and from Saint Paul.

Eligible to apply are emerging writers in English of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and theater, the genres in which Baldwin worked. For our purposes, emerging writers are defined as those with a solid history of publication or literary recognition but with no more than one published book or theatrical production. The resident will be selected by an independent panel of established authors, who will look especially for writers working in the spirit of James Baldwin.

Writing by Writers Wolf House Residency Program (Minneapolis, MN – Deadline January 1)

Writing By Writers is pleased to offer two, one-week, dog-friendly, residencies at The Wolf House in NE Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 3-10, 2018 and early July 2018.  The Wolf House Residency is open to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and poets.  Lodging is provided free of charge, however residents are responsible for their own meals, transportation and personal needs while at the residency.  The Wolf House is dog-friendly and your dog is welcome to join you at the residency.  Residencies are intended for writers only.  No spouses, children or friends are allowed.

Applications are due by January 1st and selections will be made by January 15th.  Applicants will be asked to provide a statement of intent, a short writing sample and submit a $50.00 tax deductible application fee.  The application fee will help fund fellowships at future Writing By Writers workshops. Winners will be selected by Pam Houston. Pam’s most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted, published in 2012, by W.W. Norton.  She is also the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, the novel, Sight Hound, and a collection of essays called A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton. 

Storyknife Writers Retreat (Homer, AK – Deadline December 31)

In 2018, as we raise the final funds to bill the entire residency, we will be hosting women writers during the months of June, July, and August. The residency cabin has one bedroom and one bathroom with all modern conveniences provided. The kitchen is equipped with a hot plate, a microwave, an electric kettle and a refrigerator. The living room has a desk for writing and a chair for reading. The view is incomparable.

The Storyknife Fellow will sit down to a welcome dinner her first evening at Storyknife with Dana Stabenow and Erin Hollowell, and to a celebratory dinner their last day with Dana and assorted members of the Storyknife board, staff, and advisory council. The rest of their stay the Fellow is expected to purchase food and cook their own meals.

The Fellow will be responsible for transportation costs from where they live to Homer, Alaska. It has been our experience that it is beneficial to have vehicle. For each week she is in residency, the inaugural Fellow will receive a $250 stipend to cover food and transportation costs, to be awarded at the final dinner.

The 2018 DISQUIET Prize (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline January 31)

The 2018 DISQUIET Prize is now open for entries! Contest winners in the categories of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction will have their winning work published in North America’s leading publications. Additionally, one grand prize winner will receive a full fellowship (airfare stipend, tuition, and housing included) to the 2018 DISQUIET International Program in Lisbon, Portugal.

The DISQUIET International Literary Program is a two-week program that brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing.

The program is premised on several beliefs: That the conversations and exchange of ideas that result from meeting writers from around the world pushes one’s own work beyond the boundaries of the self. That all writers need a community to support and sustain them. That stepping out of the routine of one’s daily life and into a vibrant, rich, and new cultural space unsettles the imagination, loosens a writer’s reflexes… To those ends: Come be DISQUIET-ed with us!

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program (North Adams, MA – Deadline January 8)

Applications are now open for residency sessions between April and September of 2018! We provide self-directed residencies of up to 8 weeks for artists and writers.

Selected artists receive:

  • Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7
  • Housing (private bedroom/queen bed, shared kitchen, and bath) in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum
  • One communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases
  • Optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business counseling through the Assets for Artists program.

The full-price residency fee is $650/week, but many participants are offered both merit- and need-based financial aid.

Summer Literary Seminars Fiction & Poetry Contest (Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya and Tbilisi, Georgia – Deadline February 28)

Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) is one of the world’s foremost, one-of- a-kind international literary and cultural organization, founded in 1998 and currently operating on three continents: North America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Europe (Tbilisi, Georgia), and Africa (Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya). SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (Summer 2018) and Kenya (December 2018), and in conjunction with Fence magazine, is excited to announce its 2018 literary contest.

The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2018 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in Fence magazine. Each prize includes airfare, tuition, and housing.

Over the years, SLS has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in bringing together the North American and international literary and cultural communities, fostering the artistic cooperation between the two and serving to increase mutual understanding across the cultural and geographic divides. It connects prominent  and emerging writers from all walks of life for a richly variegated array of literary and cultural offerings. SLS sees it as the crucial part of its mission to increase the literary and cultural visibility of every locale of its presence.

The Gillkistan Residency (Laugarvatn, Iceland – Ongoing)

The Gullkistan residency was founded in spring 2009 and is now run all year round. Gullkistan is located on the edge of the Laugarvatn village just off the main road. The main building, The Center(Miðstöðin), is comprised of work spaces, computer room and bedrooms, bathrooms and a kitchen. The other house is a log cabin we call Kistan. It houses bedrooms, bathroom, livingroom and a kitchen. All within easy walking distance from the town center, grocery shop and bus stop, swimming pool etc.  Total space for 8 people.  The Center (Miðstöðin) and Kistan er 5  minutes walk from the village Laugarvatn.

The accommodation is fully equipped and there is internet access everywhere. Gullkistan has also been a place for seminars, courses in art, exhibitions of art and open studios. The guests so far are mostly visual artists as well as writers, musicians, designers, photographers, filmmakers and scientists. Minimum stay is one month but if you are interested in a shorter stay, please contact us. Gullkistan is very family friendly and we accept applications the whole year round.

Santa Fe Art Institute Truth & Reconciliation Residency (Santa Fe, NM – Deadline February 15)

From September 2018 through August 2019, SFAI will bring together 70 artists, creative practitioners, content experts, and innovative thinkers from all over the world to explore how uncovering and acknowledging the truth can be used as a means of reconciliation.

SFAI believes that the process of truth-seeking and reconciliation are deeply creative acts that can bring individuals, communities, and nations together and heal our divisions to build a better world. In the open call for applications for the Truth & Reconciliation Thematic Residency, we seek creative projects, conversations, and processes by which the investigation of truth and steps toward meaningful reconciliation can occur. We also seek to broaden the residency experience and increase collective knowledge by bringing together in community at SFAI artists from all disciplines alongside other innovators in disciplines such as architecture, planning, policy, education, science, health, law, and activism.

Upcoming Deadlines

The A3 Review Call for Submissions (Theme: Gold Things – Deadline December 23)
American Writers Review 
2018 Contest and Call for Submissions
 (Deadline December 30 – $150)
The Cantabrigian
 Call for Submissions
 (Deadline December 31)
Storyknife Writers Retreat
(Homer, AK – Deadline December 31)
Mississippi Review
 (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
Writing by Writers Wolf House Residency Program
(Minneapolis, MN – Deadline January 1)
The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program (North Adams, MA – Deadline January 8)
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (Joshua Tree, CA – Deadline January 10)
The MacDowell Colony Fellowships for Summer 2018 (Deadline January 15)
& InterAction Initiative Inc. Privilege & Identity Abroad Narrative Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)
Saint-Paul de Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence Program
(Saint-Paul de Vence, France – Deadline January 15) 
The 2018 DISQUIET Prize (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline January 31)
The Chattahoochee Review
 Lamar York Prizes
 (Deadline January 31 – $1000) 
American Short(er) Fiction Prize (Deadline February 1 – $1000)
Slag Glass City
Call for Submissions (Theme: Dear City – Deadline February 15)
Santa Fe Art Institute Truth & Reconciliation Residency (Santa Fe, NM – Deadline February 15)
Creative Nonfiction
Call for Submissions (Theme: Intoxication – Deadline February 26 – $1000)
ASU Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Summer Literary Seminars Fiction & Poetry Contest (Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya and Tbilisi, Georgia – Deadline February 28)
Copper Nickel
 Call for Submissions
 (Deadline March 15)
Bayou Magazine Call for Submissions
 (Deadline May 1)
The Gettysburg Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

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