A guest post by Joe Moran
If you want to write a good sentence, you must learn to love the full stop. Love it above all other punctuation marks, and see it as the goal towards which the words in your sentence adamantly move.
A sentence, once begun, demands its own completion. As pilots say: take-off is optional, landing is compulsory. A sentence throws a thought into the air and leaves the reader vaguely dissatisfied until that thought has come in to land.
Author John Green has described Amsterdam as the city he loves most in the world. It was an important setting for his bestseller The Fault in Our Stars and it was at the Amsterdam Writers’ Residency in 2011 that Green worked on many of the Dutch sections of his manuscript.
The Amsterdam Writers’ Residency was founded in 2006 and offers writers from around the world the opportunity to live and work in the literary heart of the city for up to three months. View Post
Image: The 2017/2018 Emerging Writers Fellowship Writers (L to R) Anil Foreman, Joelle Luman, Evan Dodson, Kimberly Walker, Nancy Duff and
Applications are now open for the Universal Writers Program, a year-long paid fellowship program for up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters. The program seeks to develop storytellers who organically incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in screenwriting.
The primary goal of the one-year program is for the selected writers to create material for development consideration; however, concept development is not guaranteed. In addition to penning two feature-length scripts, writers will participate in a curriculum designed to strengthen their creative approach, personal presentation skills and overall knowledge of the studio production process.
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