This week’s batch includes a multi-genre contest, a fiction contest, and two residencies. Deadlines range from September 1 – September 15.
The Black Warrior Review’s 9th Annual Contest is now open. Fiction/Prose and Nonfiction entries may be up to 7,500 words. Poetry entries may be up to three poems. Winners in each genre will receive $1,000 and publication in BWR’s upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 issue. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: September 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
Bear Deluxe Magazine is now seeking submissions for its annual Doug Fir Fiction Award. Winners will receive $1,000, publication, residency at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and a manuscript review. Submissions must be previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense of place or the natural world. Entry Fee: $15. Deadline: September 3, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Hambidge Residency is currently accepting applications for the mid-February through April residency period. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the residency allows artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Residencies last from two weeks to two months depending on availability and the residency fee is $200 per week. All new applicants will be considered for the NEA Fellowship which provides a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for two week residencies. Other scholarships are also available. Application fee: $30. Deadline: September 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting applications for its Winter/Spring 2014 Residency (Feb 1, 2014-May 31, 2014). The Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. Emerging and established artists are invited to apply. Application fee: $30. Deadline: September 15, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.