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Call for Submissions

Injustice Watch #SpreadtheWord

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Injustice Watch is seeking artists to submit poetry that will be published on our site and in our newsletter. We will choose one poem to be featured, each week, for 20 weeks. We are looking for poetry inspired by our reporting. Please read the stories on our site, and share work that is inspired by an article: https://www.injusticewatch.org. We will be accepting rolling submissions through Monday, November 30, 2020. Click here to fill out the submission form. All selected artists will receive $200 for their published work. Please contact our #SpreadTheWord editor Kyel Brooks at kyelbrooks@injusticewatch.org with any questions.

 

Catfish Creek, National Undergraduate Literary Journal of Loras College

Deadline: December 10, 2020

Catfish Creek, the national undergraduate literary journal of Loras College, is a showcase for undergraduate writers from across the country and around the world. We welcome submissions of fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction. Submission Guidelines: https://www.loras.edu/majors-programs/english-creative-writing/catfish-creek/

 

pacificREVIEW: The Mirror Maze

Deadline December 13, 2020

https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2020/09/29/call-for-submissions-the-mirror-maze

 

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) 

Open to: Undergrads, Grads, Faculty

Deadline: January 1st, 2021

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) invites proposals for its upcoming 50th anniversary symposium to be held May 20-22, 2021, at the Newberry Library in Chicago. We invite proposals for both creative and critical presentations and panels on any topic related to Midwestern literature, but we especially seek proposals that complicate stereotypical notions of the Midwest as a rural, white, “heartland” space. Such proposals might take advantage of our conference location in Chicago, or they might articulate the diversity of the Midwestern experience by examining the rich and ongoing tradition of writing by Black, Native American, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ, and disabled authors. For more information, please visit our website at www.ssml.org/symposium or our Facebook page.

 

The Disquiet Prize

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Contest winners in the categories of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction will have their winning work published in North America’s leading publications: fiction in Granta.com, poetry in The Common, and non-fiction in NinthLetter.com. If circumstances permit, one grand prize winner will receive a full fellowship (airfare stipend, tuition, and housing included) to the 2021 DISQUIET International Program in Lisbon, Portugal.  In the event the 2021 Lisbon program can’t be held due to coronavirus restrictions, genre and grand prize winners can choose to delay the prize trip to a future year or accept a substitute cash prize of $1,000 each. http://disquietinternational.org/the-program/contests-scholarships/the-disquiet-prize/ 

 

Hurston/Wright College Awards Submissions

Deadline: January 29, 2021

The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is proud to host the annual Hurston/Wright Awards for College Writers, which is the only award of its kind that recognizes Black college writers. Questions may be sent to info@hurstonwright.org. . Submission fee: $25 USD

 

Hurston/Wright Crossover Award 

Deadline: January 29, 2021

The Hurston/Wright Crossover Award, sponsored by ESPN’s The Undefeated, honors probing, provocative, and original new voices in literary nonfiction.  Application Link.  Submission fee: $30 USD. 

Grants and Other Opportunities

TAPS Initiative: Puppet Making Care Package

Date: Ongoing

TAPS welcomes students back to campus with a care package to make art that feeds the creative impulse in the comfort of your new space.  Students can request a puppet-making kit by filling out this FORM.

 

Virtual Dance Lab

Date: Ongoing

TAPS partners with resident company Lucky Plush Productions to provide daily online dance and movement classes to University students, faculty, staff, and beyond. There are classes for all levels of experience! Check out the schedule here. University Students, Faculty and Staff: Free with code VDLUC

 

Arts, Science & Culture Graduate Collaboration Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Propose a project for two or more graduate students, at least one in the arts and one in the sciences, to work together to investigate a subject from the perspectives offered by each discipline. Selected teams will receive up to $3,000 in grant support. For the 2020-21 academic year, applications are open only to UChicago graduate students. Proposals due December 1, 2020. Virtual info sessions: Thursday, October 22, 4 PM and Monday, October 26, 12 PM CDT. Please RSVP to jmlemon@uchicago.edu to receive a Zoom link. 

 

Luminarts Cultural Foundation 2021 Creative Writing Fellowship

Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2021

The Creative Writing Fellowship awards two $7,500 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories of prose and poetry, both fiction and nonfiction. Full details and instructions on how to apply can be found at luminarts.org

 

Careers In Arts, Culture & Entertainment Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Students will secure an internship or JAM opportunity and then apply for the grant. Students will submit a proposal that explains how this opportunity will enhance career goals in Journalism, Arts or Media, a resume, appropriate work samples if applicable: (journalism clips, portfolio work, artwork, conceptual outline, photographs, MP3s, etc.); contact information and a letter outlining proof of consent and a work agreement from the internship supervisor or arts mentor.​ It should also include the dollar amount being requested. Students may not receive more than $1,500 during the academic year. Applications must be submitted through Handshake; applications submitted via email will not be accepted. More information at https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3853874/share_preview.

 

Careers In Journalism & Creative Writing Grant 

Deadline: Rolling

Students will secure an internship or JAM opportunity and then apply for the grant. Students will submit a proposal that explains how this opportunity will enhance career goals in Journalism, Arts or Media, a resume, appropriate work samples if applicable: (journalism clips, portfolio work, artwork, conceptual outline, photographs, MP3s, etc.); contact information and a letter outlining proof of consent and a work agreement from the internship supervisor or arts mentor.​ It should also include the dollar amount being requested. Students may not receive more than $1,500 during the academic year. Applications must be submitted through Handshake; applications submitted via email will not be accepted. More information at https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3853853/share_preview

 

Online Certificate in Editing

In the Online Certificate in Editing, students learn foundational editing skills and discuss new trends and technologies to help prepare for a career in the publishing industry. The University of Chicago is home to the Chicago Manual of Style, an authoritative resource used widely in the publishing industry. Learn The Chicago Manual of Style from the university that invented it.

 

Online Certificate in Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications

The Online Certificate in Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications is designed for individuals who want to launch their marketing career or refresh it with new skills. Courses provide essential training across a range of marketing disciplines including: marketing planning, brand development, advertising, digital marketing, market research, social media, and public relations. Professionals in the program engage in thinking and practices rooted in  marketing results.