Universal Writers Program 2018 Alumni

Image: The 2017/2018 Emerging Writers Fellowship Writers (L to R) Anil Foreman, Joelle Luman, Evan Dodson, Kimberly Walker, Nancy Duff and
Omid Ghaffarian

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.

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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.

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Publication Opportunities for Writers October and November 2018

Deadlines and details do sometimes change. Please don’t forget to check the relevant websites for all the latest details.

Lost Balloon
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.

Talem Press
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.

Indiana Review
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.

Fiction
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

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Brown Foundation Fellows Program in France: Applications Close 15 October

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.

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Indiana Review is Accepting Submissions 2018

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.

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