This week’s batch includes one residency, one fellowship, one traveling scholarship, and one fiction contest, with deadlines ranging from October 1-October 15.
The Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship is an annual scholarship of approximately $54,000 established to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets. There is no age requirement, and there is no requirement that applicants be enrolled in a university or other education program. While many recent winners have been published poets, there is no requirement that applicants have previously published their work. Applicants should submit a representative sample of their poetry. The sample must not exceed either one printed volume plus no more than 20 typed pages of your most recent work, or if you do not have a printed volume you may send up to 40 typed pages of your poetry. Deadline: October 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Dora Maar Fellowship is currently seeking applications from outstanding mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities for residencies from the Brown Foundation Fellows Program. Applicants must include their C.V., two professional references, a project description, a community participation description, and two writing samples of no more than 20 pages. The fellowship term begins February 1 or after and ends no later than June 30. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: October 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Southern Indiana Review is seeking submissions for the Mary C. Mohr Editors’ Award. This year the prize will be awarded to a work of fiction. The winner will receive $2,000 and publication. Entries can be a short story, novella, or stand-alone novel excerpt of up to 40 pages. Entry fee: $20 per entry; $5 for each additional entry. Deadline: October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Thornton Writer Residency Program is a 14-week residency at Lynchburg College awarded annually to a fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction writer, or playwright for the spring term. The writer-in-residence teaches a weekly creative writing workshop, visits classes, and gives a public reading. The residency includes a stipend, housing, some meals, and round-trip travel expenses. Applicants must submit a copy of a previously published book, their curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining evidence of successful teaching experience, a workshop course proposal with sample syllabus, and contact information for 3 references. Deadline: October 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.