Applications Now Open for the Sesame Street Writers’ Room

Sesame Street Writers Room 2018

The Sesame Street Writers’ Room is accepting applications from writers from underrepresented racial backgrounds for its 2019 Fellowship Program.

The Sesame Workshop will select between seven and ten emerging writers who will each receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. The selected fellows will participate in an eight-week program (one three-hour class per week) in New York City and up to two participants will have the opportunity to receive creative development deals and further mentorship.

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Apply Now for One Story’s Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship for Emerging Writers

One Story's Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship

One Story is inviting entries for the inaugural Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship. This year-long mentorship on the craft of fiction writing aims to give a writer “outside of the fold” a significant boost in their career.

One Story is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes one story at a time, with subscribers receiving one curated work of short fiction each month. The fellowship is named in honour of Adina Talve-Goodman, One Story’s Managing Editor from 2012 to 2016.

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Universal Pictures is Seeking New Writers: Applications Close 31 October

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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Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowships at Stanford University: Applications Close 1 December

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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29 Publication Opportunities in October and November 2018

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.

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