Are you an American-born poet who would like to spend a year travelling abroad? If so, then the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship might just be your perfect opportunity.
The Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship awards approximately US$58,000 annually to a poet to spend one year outside North America, in whatever place the recipient feels will most advance his or her work.
Rattle’s 12th annual poetry prize is currently accepting entries. The winner will receive US$10,000 and publication in the winter 2017 issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will each receive $200 and be in the running for a $2000 Reader’s Choice Award.
The competition is open to writers worldwide and all entries must be previously unpublished. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject and there is no line limit.
Starting in May, Iowa’s acclaimed International Writing Program is offering two new free online courses. Both will explore writing about identities, communities, and social issues.
The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa is a “unique conduit for the world’s literatures, connecting well-established writers from around the globe”, Its principal program is its Fall Residency; since 1967 over fourteen hundred writers from more than 150 countries have participated.
In 2014 the International Writing Program offered its first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). These courses, funded by the University of Iowa and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, welcome all participants; no application is required and there is no charge for enrollment. In its first year alone, 15,789 readers and writers from around the world participated in these online courses.
Literary magazine Prairie Schooner is currently accepting fiction and poetry manuscripts for its popular annual book prize contest. The winners will each receive US$3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press.
Entries must unpublished and fit into one of two categories:
- fiction collections of at least 150 pages comprised either entirely of short stories or one novella along with short stories
- poetry collections of at least 50 pages
The competition is open to writers worldwide, and both unpublished and published writers are welcome to enter. Entries can be submitted electronically or in hard copy, and a reading fee of $25 is payable.
Earlier this week entries to the lucrative Montreal International Poetry Prize opened for 2017. The winner of the prize will receive a cash prize of CA $20,000 (approximately US $15,200). Montreal International Poetry Prize is open to original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines long. Entrants can be from anywhere in the world and do not need to be previously published poets.