April 1 - Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions
Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share? Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:
*Advice on Writing Contests:
When considering contests, look to see how they handled winners' work from previous years: Is there a list of previous winners? Where you can go to read or have access to the winning pieces of writing? Who are the judges? Are they people who you would read yourself? If you win, what kind of audience would you receive for your work? Research contests and their reputations online. Use places like duotrope.com, Poets and Writers (pw.org), the New Pages (newpages.com), or The Review Review (thereviewreview.net), to see whether there is any other information about the contest from other sources.
For the second year we are running a "Poem a Day Challenge" for National Poetry Month. Join our private facebook group to participate: IWC Poem a Day Challenge April 2020.
In partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, a coalition of community funders has established the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The fund will provide rapid response grants to bridge the severe lost wages making many members of our creative community vulnerable, helping to ensure that #IndyKeepsCreating now and into the future.
Artists and qualifying arts and cultural organizations in need of emergency relief funds can apply for a rapid response grant through the COVID-19 Indy Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund. Visit www.IndyKeepsCreating.org for guidelines and application instructions.
Ox-Bow School of Arts and Artists’ Residency - Saugatuck, MI
Deadline: May 2, 2020
Two, three, and five week residencies, September 7 - October 11, 2020: Fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists and writers. Each fall approximately 35 artists and 6 writers participate in the residency creating a diverse community of engaged peers. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work.
The Indianapolis Review seeks Visual Poetry.
Deadline August 1.
Email up to 10 images to email@example.com.
Each winner will receive $500 and 25 copies of a letterpress broadside designed and produced by students from UIndy’s Hullabaloo Press, and each winner will be invited to participate in an episode of a literary podcast with the student judges, which will air winter 2021. Graduate and undergraduate students will read the submitted books and choose the two winners. The postmark deadline for submission is Friday Sept. 4, 2020.
If your child is spending these wintry days working on their fanfiction, poetry, novel, comic book, graphic novel, or reading one...ask them if they'd like to come write with us this summer.
Registrations are open now for our writing camp for kids who will be in 3rd - 12th grades for 2020-21.
We have some exciting plans for this summer--including a partnership with The Brain Lair Bookstore, writing downtown, and using improv techniques to spark plot and create conflict in our stories. Also based on requests, we have changed the format of the camp for our younger group to be full days for one week.
Session 1: June 22-26 M-TH 9:00-3:00/ F 9:00-noon
Session 2: June 29-July 3 M-TH 9:00-3:00/ F 9:00-noon
Writers may choose the session that fits best within their summer plans, or opt to attend both! Also former campers can choose to return the summer after their high school graduation.
Space is limited. The registration form is attached.
Hope to see you when it's warmer.
Meanwhile, check out our featured author for this month, Stella Chrystler. You can read her work from the summer camp on our website: http://michianawriterscenter.pbworks.com/w/page/20853203/FrontPage
Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!
For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go Here