Call for Submissions
Ninth Letter Ekphrastic Poetry Contest: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Ninth Letter invites the submission of original ekphrastic poems responding to artist Hal Fischer’s photographs (browse Fischer’s work on his website). Ekphrastic poems may describe the artwork that inspires them, but, in addition, they can imagine what lingers beyond the lens, beyond the frame. Fee: $18 for up to three poems responding to Hal Fischer’s photography (includes a one-year subscription to Ninth Letter). The winner will receive $1,000, have their work published in Ninth Letter, and give a reading at the Hal Fischer Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in November, 2021 (travel expenses covered). Contest & entry details available here.
The Sucarnochee Review - Poetry & Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: August 31, 2021
The University of West Alabama is currently in the publication of the 27th volume of its literary journal, The Sucarnochee Review. The Sucarnochee Review holds an annual poetry and fiction writing contest. Winners of these contests will receive a $100 honorarium and 2 copies of the journal in which their work appears. All undergraduates, including past contributors, are welcome to submit. All submissions will be considered for publication. More information on the contest can be found here: https://sucarnocheereview.wixsite.com/sucarnocheereview/submit and submit your work by email to email@example.com
Editorial Dalya - Dolors Alberola Poetry Prize
Deadline: September 30th, 2021
The Editorial Dalya Poetry Contest is open to all writers. We invite writers worldwide to submit a full-length manuscript of poems (500-800 lines) in any language. Poems may be on any subject in any form or style. Additional details can be found at poetry.edalya.com or poesia.edalya.com (in Spanish). Prize a) Winner: A painting, exclusive creation of the artist Alfonso Arenas, translation to another European language, Publication of the collection (Bilingual edition), 50 copies of the book and royalties on the publisher’s edition. b) Finalist: Publication of the collection (Spanish edition), 50 copies of the book, royalties on the publisher’s edition. The budget is about €4,000. The Jury of Honour will include Dolors Alberola, a renowned Spanish poet. Entry is FREE but limited to one collection per writer.
The London Magazine - TLM Young Writers
At The London Magazine, we believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to have their voices heard. Whether you are studying writing at school, college or university, or you just want to show off something that you have written in your spare time, this platform is designed to give exceptional young writers a platform to demonstrate their work. TLM Young Writers is a place where you can submit the pieces you are most proud of and have the chance to see them published online. Submissions are open to those aged 13 to 21, writing anything from poetry to short fiction, travel and reviews. If we are interested in publishing your work, we will contact you directly. Upon sending your work, you will automatically approve to having it shared on our website and social media channels. For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Submissions: Redacted
Redacted is a progressive magazine covering issues of importance to Chicago. We publish articles (around 500-1,000 words) and features (around 1,000-2,500 words), both of which incorporate original reporting and analysis to examine Chicago issues; Radical Ideas or op-eds (around 750 words), which are short analyses of current events such as a protest downtown or a local election; and investigations (around 2000 words or more), which require diligent on-the-ground reporting. If you’d like to write for Redacted, you must send us a pitch first. Send your pitches to one of the editors below and type the word PITCH in the subject line. If we’re interested in running your story, we’ll respond within 3 business days. It’s okay to pitch your story to other publications, but please notify us if it’s accepted elsewhere. We will not accept finished drafts. If you are interested in more information and guidelines, please email email@example.com for more detailed instruction.
Call for Submissions: The Unorthodocs
The Unorthodocs, is an online magazine striving to provide thinkers a brainstorming hub and to support bizarre, quirky, and out-of-the-box endeavors. The magazine is based on rolling submissions, so they are always looking for art and literary work from undergraduates. Here too are submission guidelines & ideascapes (great for writing prompts!).
Grants and Other Opportunities
Odyssey Metcalf Fellowship Grant
The Odyssey Metcalf Fellowship Grant provides funding for unpaid internships and supervised research opportunities. Undergraduate students can apply for grants to fund academic year & summer experiences in any industry and in any location.
To apply: To apply, students will submit a resume and application form through UChicago Handshake. Applications will be accepted throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, with three separate cycles each quarter. Please refer to the website for the specific dates.
Contact: Nelida Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant for Internships
The Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant provides funding for unpaid internships and supervised research opportunities. Undergraduate students can apply for grants to fund academic year & summer experiences in any industry and in any location.
To apply: To apply, students will submit a resume and application form through UChicago Handshake. Applications will be accepted throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, with three separate cycles each quarter. Students can request funding for summer or academic-year internships during any of these cycles. Please refer to the website for the specific dates. Contact: Eugene Chan at email@example.com
Americas Media Initiative
The Chicago-based nonprofit Americas Media Initiative (americasmediainitiative.org) is looking for a graduate student to help write several short scripts for a collaborative animation series between artists and animators based in Cuba and the U.S. These animations will be created for the most part in Cuba and will be very short, slightly over one minute and focused on a US audience. The main protagonist of the series will be an African American girl super hero. The candidate chosen for this position will help craft and ground the protagonist's super hero origin story in Black history (past and/or present) and how she decided to defend/help Cuban citizens. An ideal candidate is interested in creative writing/screenwriting and is well-versed in histories of the African diaspora in the Americas. Small honorarium will be provided. Interested individuals please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers In Arts, Culture & Entertainment Grant
Deadline: Rolling (APPLY Summer Cycle Due 5/16)
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 (APPLY Summer Cycle Due 5/16)
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
Fire Escape Films
Join Fire Escape Films in creating short films for local Chicago Public Schools! We are looking for any writers, actors, and crew members interested in developing and producing short educational videos to promote reading during the pandemic. No traditional experience in film is required. We hope to form a diverse coalition of students helping to encourage extracurricular learning while elementary students continue remote learning. Production is set to begin in the coming weeks, so contact us ASAP. For additional details/sign-up, contact Addison Wood at email@example.com
University of Chicago 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 Editing.
University of Chicago 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. Online Certificate in Digital Marketing and Integrated
Fulbright Information Sessions
Open to 3rd and 4th year students applying for a Fulbright Award. Fulbright funds a post-graduate year abroad in which students conduct independent research, pursue graduate study, or assist in teaching English. Through their research, study, or teaching, Fulbright recipients serve as cultural ambassadors for the United States abroad. This opportunity presents UChicago College students with a chance to gain invaluable international experience and entrance into a truly global alumni community. Registration is now open for the 2021 Fulbright information sessions, which will take place in the first week of Winter Quarter.
Virtual Practice Interviews
Students can now schedule virtual practice interviews directly in Handshake! For more information click here - https://careeradvancement.uchicago.edu/virtual-library/practice-interview-program
Inside the Newsroom: Job and Internship Board
UChicago discount code: https://insidethenewsroom.substack.com/uniofchicago. More information available here: https://insidethenewsroom.substack.com/about
TAPS Initiative - Puppet Making Care Package
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.
TAPS Initiative - Virtual Dance Lab
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