Granta is Accepting Unsolicited Submissions

After a brief hiatus Granta, one of the world’s most prestigious literary magazines, is again accepting unsolicited submissions.

Granta’s history can be traced back to 1889 when a student politics and literature magazine called The Granta was founded at Cambridge University. Since its relaunch 38 years ago, Granta has been a quarterly literary journal, with the aim of publishing the best new writing.

Granta is currently accepting submissions of fiction and non-fiction until Thursday 21 February 2019.  Poetry submissions are currently closed and will reopen on Sunday 28 April.  Submissions of photography and art are open year-round.

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Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project 2019

The Kerouac Writer in Residence Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in Orlando, Florida.

The Kerouac Project takes place in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Accommodation, utilities and a food stipend of US$1000 are included but writers must cover any travel costs.

Applications are accepted in five categories: poetry, play, screenplay, fiction/short story, and nonfiction. Each application must include a writing sample of up to ten pages. Applications are considered on the strength of the writing sample, with the organisers stating that “in the past we have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive resumes.”

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Applications Now Open for the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing
Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania is inviting application for its annual Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. The successful applicants will receive a stipend of US$5000 and four month’s lodging at Bucknell’s Poets’ Cottage.

The Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing began in 1993. It aims to provide four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book. In previous years, the residency alternated between poets and writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). This year Bucknell announced that future residencies would only be awarded to writers of prose.

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The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship 2019

The American Library in Paris is inviting applications for its 2019 fellowship program. The fellowships are open to all English-speakers, regardless of nationality.

The American Library in Paris is a private, non-profit English-language library located in the 7th arrondissement. It was founded in 1920 by the American Library Association using cases of books sent to U.S. soldiers serving in France during World War I. Among the first trustees of the Library was the expatriate American author Edith Wharton, and Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein were both early patrons.

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Learn about looking inward and outward in personal essays with a New York Times Bestselling Author

Roxane Gay’s writing garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity. Roxane is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times best-selling Bad Feminist, the nationally best-selling Difficult Women and the New York Times best-selling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.

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