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The Princeton University Hodder Fellowship
(Deadline September 17 – $83,000)

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2020-2021 academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts"; they are selected more "for promise than for performance." Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work.

Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. An $83,000 stipend is provided for this 10-month appointment as a Visiting Fellow. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply.

The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)

The Boiler publishes new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis. We’re hungry for your best stuff. We’re advocates of the writing we publish. Give us something to talk about.

The Boiler began in 2011 by a group of writers at Sarah Lawrence College. We are an online quarterly that publishes fresh and lively works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established authors. We like work that turns up the heat, whistles, and stands up to pressure. Recent authors published include Eloisa Amezcua, Mai Der Vang, Chelsea Dingman, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Kayla Rae Candrilli, Zach VandeZande, Julie Marie Wade, Tatiana Ryckman, and others. We nominate writers for Best of the Net, The Pushcart Prize, and other awards. Poems published in The Boiler have been featured in Bettering American Poetry, Best of the Net, HTML Giant, Coldfront Magazine, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.

Atticus Review Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest (Deadline July 21 – $400)

Atticus Review is happy to announce our second annual Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest, this year judged by Ira Sukrungruang. Atticus Review is a daily online journal that publishes fiction, poems, and creative nonfiction, as well as graphic art, mixed media, music essays, and, on occasion, blog posts, interviews, and non-traditional book reviews. We have been publishing great work since 2011 and have had over 1200 contributors. 

The writing in Atticus Review is unashamed, unadorned, and unafraid. We want our contributors to dig deep into wounds to uncover words that touch the heart of the heartache — not to wallow, but rather to transcend despair through art and arrive at something hopeful. The stories we love are often lonely, and sometimes ugly, but we’re also deeply attracted to the bright, bold, and hope-infused.

We like hybrid, unconventional work that pushes boundaries, elevates and edifies on an intellectual level, that investigates the inscrutable essence of a thing, that avoids artifice to stand firmly in its unique voice. We are a platform, but not a pulpit. Moralizing is best kept at Sunday School. Judgement is best kept in court.

Call for Submissions (Anthology of Contemporary Chicanx Writers – Deadline August 1)

We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Black Earth Institute on the publication of a major anthology of contemporary Chicanx writers. Editors: Luis Alberto Urrea, Matt Mendez, Beth Alvarado, Carmen Tafolla, Octavio Quintanilla, Theresa Acevedo, Denise Chavez and Edward Vidaurre!

For this anthology, we are looking for Chicanx writers, from the rasquache to the refined. We want writing that goes deep into the culture and reveals our heritage in new ways. We want experiences, from blue collar gigs to going into higher education and pursuing PhDs. We want work that challenges. That is irreverent. That is both defiant and inventive. That is well-crafted. That is puro Chicanx. Send your best writing.

Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship (Deadline October 15 – $60,500)

The American poet Amy Lowell died in 1925. Her will established an annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets. The scholarship is administered by the Trustees under her will at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, Massachusetts. Any poet of American birth who is able and willing to spend one year outside the continent of North America. There is no age requirement, and there is no requirement that applicants be enrolled in a university or other education program. While many recent winners have been published poets, there is no requirement that applicants have previously published their work. The 2020-2021 Scholarship award will be approximately $60,500, adjusted for inflation. If there are two winners, each will receive the full amount.

The Sewanee Review Fiction & Poetry Contest (Deadline July 31 – $1000)

Submit a short story of up to 10,000 words or a set of 1-3 poems. Judges: Roxane Gay (fiction) and Carl Phillips (poetry). Winners receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2020 issue. All contest entrants receive a one-year subscription to the Sewanee Review starting with the Fall 2019 issue.

Founded in 1892 by the teacher and critic William Peterfield Trent, the Sewanee Review is America’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly. Many of the twentieth century’s great writers, including T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Wallace Stevens, Saul Bellow, Katherine Anne Porter, Marianne Moore, and Ezra Pound, have appeared in the magazine. SR also has a long tradition of cultivating emerging talent: we published excerpts of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor’s first novels, and the early poetry of Robert Penn Warren, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, and Christian Wiman. “Whatever the new literature turns out to be,” wrote editor Allen Tate in 1944, “it will be the privilege of the Sewanee Review to print its share of it, to comment on it, and to try to understand it.” The mission remains unchanged.

Typishly Call for Submissions

Typishly is an online literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. When we ask writers why they like Typishly, they talk about three things.

1. Personalized note.
2. One day response.
3. Beautiful design.

Typishly has published poetry and short stories by a founding editor at Vanity Fair, a former TV producer for 60 Minutes, newspaper journalists, an international diplomat, veterans, novelists, university professors, lawyers, medical professionals, teachers, MFA students, professional actors and musicians, visual artists, retirees, homemakers, high school students, an Olympian, and a guy who works in demolition. They live in America, the UK, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Canada and elsewhere.

Every week, Typishly sends out a special call for Emerging Writer Thursdays for writers who have been published three or fewer times, with a Thursday submission deadline. Unpublished newbies are encouraged to submit. Your short story or poetry will be considered along with work submitted by other emerging writers. Emerging Writer Thursdays also give new and emerging writers a break on our regular submission fee. 

The Jericho Fellowship Prizes (Venice, Italy – Deadline July 30 – £8000)

An exciting opportunity for young emerging artists or established practitioners to show case their work on the theme "epiphany," which can be in the form of a single submission or series of pieces. All submissions will be reviewed by the advisory board, and the winner will receive a cash prize of £8000. The winner will be invited to attend the symposium in Venice, Italy from August 22-25 where they will be presented with their prize. Flights and accommodation are included.

The Jericho Fellowship is a four-day gathering around an annual theme that brings together visionary artists, scholars, and thinkers to share time, space, and ideas. Attendees include guests, speakers, and prize winners and are invited privately and individually. Days will be filled with lectures, panels, plays, musical performances, and delicious food! We invite you to be intellectually stimulated by a passionate group of people and come away with new ways of seeing and engaging with the world. To be inspired by special surroundings and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Upcoming Deadlines  
Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards (Deadline July 15 – $1500)
Annenberg Community Beach House Artist Residency (Santa Monica, CA – Deadline July 18)
Atticus Review Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest (Deadline July 21 – $400)
The Jericho Fellowship Prizes (Venice, Italy – Deadline July 30 – £8000)
CRAFT First Chapters Contest (Deadline July 31 – $2000)
The Collagist (Now The Rupture!) Call for Submissions
(Deadline July 31)
The Sewanee Review Fiction & Poetry Contest (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
Crazyhorse Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
2020 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 1)
Cutthroat Call for Submissions (Anthology of Contemporary Chicanx Writers – Deadline August 1)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
The Gulf Coast 2019 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
Spilled Milk Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
[PANK] 2019 Big Book Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
Black Warrior Review 2019 Contest (Deadline September 1 – $800-$1500)
The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
The Princeton University Hodder Fellowship (Deadline September 17 – $83,000)
Amy Lowell Traveling  Poetry
Scholarship (Deadline October 15 – $60,500)

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