Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference

The 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference will be held from June 7 to June 13 and from June 14 to June 20 at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) campus in downtown Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference features weeklong seminars with daily workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and readings. The faculty includes poets Amelia Martens, Adrian Matejka, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Britton Shurley, and Keith Taylor; and fiction writers Tia Clark, John T.

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CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
June 7, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
April 6, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2020
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Martha’s Vineyard Summer Writers’ Conference, 7 East Pasture Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535. (954) 242-2903. Alexander Weinstein, Director.

Alexander Weinstein
Director
Contact City: 
Martha’s Vineyard
Contact State: 
MA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
02535
Country: 
US
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Lit Camp

The 2020 Lit Camp will be held from May 10 to May 15 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. The conference features workshops, panels, and yoga for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes fiction writers Rebecca Makkai, Dana Spiotta, and Claire Vaye Watkins; agent Brettne Bloom (The Book Group); and editor Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf Press). The cost of the conference, including lodging and meals, ranges from $995 to $2,295, depending on lodging. Registration is limited to 40 participants.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
May 10, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
January 31, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 6, 2020
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Lit Camp, c/o 379 Laidley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131. Janis Cooke Newman, Founder.

Janis Cooke Newman
Founder
Contact City: 
Big Sur
Contact State: 
CA
Country: 
US

Dobie Paisano Fellowships

University of Texas in Austin
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
January 15, 2020

Two residencies, cosponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, at a rural retreat west of Austin are given annually to writers who are native Texans, who have lived in Texas fo

Literary Prizes

Hunger Mountain
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
March 1, 2020

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication on the Hunger Mountain website are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to three poems or a story or essay of up to 10,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Fellowships

Alabama State Council on the Arts
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
March 1, 2020

Fellowships of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Alabama for at least two years. Submit 10 to 20 pages of poetry or prose, a résumé, and a list of publications by March 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Lamar York Prizes

Chattahoochee Review
Entry Fee: 
$18
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Using only the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Iowa Review Awards

Iowa Review
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Iowa Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Stephanie Burt will judge in poetry, Lan Samantha Chang will judge in fiction, and Leslie Jamison will judge in nonfiction. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of prose with a $20 entry fee by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award

Southern Illinois University
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
February 8, 2020

Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a book of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Each winner will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to give a reading at the Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Authors or publishers may submit a poetry collection, novel, novella, short story or essay collection, or memoir published in 2019 along with a brief author bio, including publication history, and a $30 entry fee by February 8. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Award Series

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
February 29, 2020
Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; University of Massachusetts Press will publish the winning collection. For the AWP Prize for the Novel, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; New Issues Press will publish the winning novel. For the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, submit an essay collection or memoir of 150 to 300 pages; University of Georgia Press will publish the winning book. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript with a $30 entry fee ($20 for AWP members) by February 29. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Literary Prizes

Crazyhorse
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020

Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crazyhorse are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Cyrus Cassells will judge in poetry, Jamel Brinkley will judge in fiction, and Sue William Silverman will judge in nonfiction. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crazyhorse, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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