Stanford University in California is accepting applications for the Wallace Stegner Fellowship program for 2019 – 2021. A total of ten fellowships will be awarded.
A Wallace Stegner Fellowship provides writers with a living stipend of US$26,000 per year for a period of two years. In addition, fellows’ tuition and health insurance are paid for by the University’s creative writing program. Five of the fellowships will be awarded to fiction writers and five will be awarded to poets.
Deadlines and details do sometimes change. Please don’t forget to check the relevant websites for all the latest details.
publishes flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry (all 1,000 words or less). One publish one new piece is published every Wednesday. There are no theme or genre restrictions and the editors seek work that “entertains and challenges, that pushes boundaries and breaks hearts.” Submissions are open between the 1st and 7th of October and the 1st and 7th of November.
an imprint of The Writer’s Edit is currently open for full-length manuscript submissions. Talem Press publishes fantasy fiction that empowers its readers and describes itself as “a house that’s particularly passionate about unlikely heroines, mysterious magic and out-of-this-world story-telling.” The deadline is 12 October.
is currently accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translation and visual arts. Prose submissions may be up to 8000 words and poets may submit between three and six poems per submission. The deadline is 15 October.
is a semiannual publication established in 1972. It is looking for the best new writing available, leaning toward the unconventional, and accepts a variety of genres: experimental, satire, literary, translations, and contemporary. Submissions reopen on 15 October. View Post
The Brown Foundation Fellows Program is offered by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
It offers residencies to mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities, including writers. The residencies last between one and three months and take place at The Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France.
Non-profit literary magazine Indiana Review is currently accepting unsolicited submissions. Now in its 43rd year of publication, Indiana Review has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Literary Magazines in the United States.
Published twice a year, Indiana Review is based at Indiana University Bloomington. It describes its mission as offering the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. Indiana Review publishes work by both established and emerging writers, and works by contributors to have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and reprinted in The Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses, as well as in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
A guest post by Virginia Lloyd
You’re ready to approach an agent or publisher with your finished manuscript. You’re no doubt exhausted and relieved to have reached this point. But appealing to a publishing professional is a struggle of a wholly different kind. Which agent to email? Which publishing house to submit your first three chapters? Here are some ways you can improve your chances of finding the right agent or publisher for you.
An agent or a publisher?
Many writers ask me whether they need a literary agent. My answer is that it truly depends on your unique circumstances – and the quality of the agent.