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The Scene Weekend: Literary Opportunities Pt. 2

12.20.15 Well as promised, I said there is more literary opportunities. Have a look at these……   CREATIVE NONFICTION Creative Nonfiction Magazine is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Learning from Nature.” Send your best work, 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/learning-nature.     WANTED: TRUE STORIES ABOUT SIBLINGS In Fact Books is seeking unpublished submissions for a new anthology about the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. Up to 4,500 words. Deadline: March 7, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/siblings.     UPSTREET: Award-winning annual’s twelfth issue seeks quality submissions – fiction, poetry, CNF. Past interviews include Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Michael Martone, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham. This issue features interview with poet Tony Hoagland, winner of Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award and other honors. Deadline: March 1, 2016. For new submission guidelines, including payment, and to submit: http://www.upstreet-mag.org.     THE IOWA REVIEW AWARDS  In Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction $1500 to each winner   $750 to runners-up  & publication Judges: Brenda Shaughnessy Kelly Link Eula Biss …

The Scene Weekend: Literature Opportunities Pt. 1

12.19.15 Hello everyone! Y’all enjoying the weekend so far? I’m enjoying mine. Just saw the new Star Wars film and I loved it! I just wanted to tell you that…..So what’s in store in the literary world? Well here are some opportunities for grants, awards, and submissions. AWP AWARD SERIES 2016 Prize: $5,500 and book publication to winners in Poetry and Short Fiction; $2,500 and book publication to winners in Novel and Creative Nonfiction. Judges: Poetry: Vijay Seshardri; Short Fiction: Amy Hempel; Novel: Karen Tei Yamashita; Creative Nonfiction: Michael Steinberg. Description: Open to all authors writing in English. Winning manuscripts to be published by University of Pittsburgh Press, the University of Massachusetts Press, New Issues, and the University of Georgia Press. Contest opens January 1, 2016. Entry fee; for AWP members, $20 per manuscript; for nonmembers, $30 per manuscript. Deadline: February 28, 2016 Website:https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/awp_award_series_overview     GRAYSON BOOKS 2016 CHAPBOOK CONTEST $500 and 50 gorgeous copies to winner. Use submission manager for electronic submissions or send postal submissions to Grayson Books, PO Box 270549, West …

The Scene Wednesday: Art Business Workshop Scholarships

12.16.15 Good Afternoon! I didn’t forget about Wednesday’s post, just have a lot to do this week for Shadowbox. I’ve posted the Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop (ABI) back in November and the deadline has already passed, but you still have a chance, please read on…..   (from ABI email) The Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop 2016 has three full scholarships available for artists and makers who are interested in growing their small businesses. Deadline is December 23, 2015.   ART BUSINESS WORKSHOP / WASHINGTON D.C. /  JANUARY 16-17, 2016   Are you interested in attending the upcoming Art Business Workshop in Washington, DC on January 16-17, 2016? Our workshop roster is filling, but The Arts Business Institute has set aside three seats in our program to be filled by scholarship winners. The three scholarships awarded will be for the full tuition of $250 for the weekend event, but do not include travel, meals or other expenses. The workshop program includes interactive presentations on Art Marketing, Sales Strategies, Wholesaling, Pricing Your Work, Copyright Protection, Selling Art Online, The Corporate …

The Scene Wednesday: Teen Programs @ MoMA

12.9.15 Good Morning! It’s been a bit slow here, but I’m getting back into the swing of things. I found a little something for the teens. Teens need an outlet just as much as young children and adults and MoMA has a program just for them. I’m passing this along so for those teens living in the NYC area interested, this is maybe the program for you and it’s free! How can you beat that?   (from MoMA email) In the Making: Spring 2016 Free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13–19. No experience necessary! Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2016. MoMA provides all materials, food, and other costs. Each course runs for 10 weeks and culminates in a teen art show of participants’ work.   LEARN MORE   WTF Is BHQF University?!? An Intro to Art School for People Who Hate School Tuesdays, Feb 9–Apr 12, 4:00–6:30 p.m. Welcome to Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), a free art school and learning experiment where artists work together to manifest creative, productive, demanding, …

The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines

12.5.15 Hello, the first weekend of December is here.   2016 AWP AWARD SERIES GUIDELINES Accepting online submission January 1 – February 28, 2016 (from The Writer’s Chronicle) AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike. The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500, supported by Amazon.com and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction awards the winner $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press. Winners in the Novel and Creative Nonfiction categories receive a $2,500 honorarium from AWP and publication by New Issues Press and the University of Georgia Press, respectively. The Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers, for writers, by writers, AWP hires a staff of “screener” who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten …

The Scene Wednesday: Tampa Review

12.2.15 Good Morning! This is a pretty short, but important post for some of you future writers. This is a great opportunity as well. Read below….. TAMPA REVIEW Celebrating 50 Years of Literary Publishing Tampa Review Prize for Poetry $2,000 & Book Publication $25 entry / Deadline: December 31   Danahy Fiction Prize $1,000 & Publication in TR $20 entry / Deadline: December 31 Free Subscription to Tampa Review with every prize submission And if you don’t happen to have a book manuscript or short story on hand, you can still subscribe the old-fashioned way with cash, check, or credit card. http://www.ut.edu/TampaReview   Again, this post is short and if this interests you, then you need to get going! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed!             featured photo cred: unknown  

The Scene Weekend: Artist Project 2016

November 21, 2015 Hello! Just a few things to go over. First the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair is coming and I have some of the information to share with you. Thanks to the Artist Project….   Call for Submissions for Front Entrance Project! Deadline to apply: January 4, 2016 Transform the interior front entrance of the Artist Project! Artist Project is currently looking for proposals for an exciting installation to be displayed at the front entrance of the 2016 art fair. This amazing opportunity offers an artist or a collective the chance for exposure to an art-loving audience at a professional-level art fair. Enjoy the perks of being an Artist Project artist while connecting with an incredible network of talented and supportive artists and collectives working in a variety of media. This opportunity will provide a $2,000 honorarium (includes material costs). Learn more & apply → Selected project will receive: ✓ Art Lovers: Connect with 15,000+ qualified visitors who love art. ✓ FREE Space: A 100-foot white wall in length that is 11-feet high …

The Scene Weekend: The Frost Place

November 14, 2015 Evening peoples! Attention poets:    THE FROST PLACE / A permanent home and museum for poets and poetry Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place A prize of $2,000, featured reading series, and a six to eight week residency in Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH is given annually to a poet who has published at least one full-length poetry collection. The Frost Place Chapbook Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press A $250 prize, publication of the winning chapbook by Bull City Press, a fellowship at a Frost Place summer poetry conference, featured reading, and the option of a week-long residency at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH is given annually. Submission Guidelines for Both: October 1, 2015 – January 5, 2016  Fee: $28 per entry Online Submission Only For more details: http://www.frostplace.org Come back Tuesday as we take a look at Native Americans in music. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be blessed! photo cred: http://www.snipview.com