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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 sucarnocheereview@uwa.edu 

 

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

Deadline: Rolling

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: youngwriters@thelondonmagazine.org 

 

Call for Submissions: Redacted

Deadline: Rolling

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 kira@redactedmagazine.com for more detailed instruction. 

 

Call for Submissions: The Unorthodocs 

Deadline: Rolling

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

Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Journalism & Creative Writing Industry Immersion Panels

Date: September 2nd, 2021 (sessions are at 9:30-10:30 AM and 11-12 PM CST)

Following the Story - Careers in Journalism & Creative Writing Panel
Panelists:
Anna DeVries, AB'01, Senior Editor, St. Martin's Press
Elly Fishman, AB'10, Journalist and Author of the Book "Refugee High: Coming of Age in America"
Tomas Miriti Pacheco, Class of 2023, Intern at Midstory

Intention and Expression - Careers in Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Panel
Panelists:
Kassim Husain, AB'18, Worldwide Acquisitions at Paramount Pictures
Jimin Kim, Class of 2022, Intern, Asian Collection at Christie's Auction House New York
Kealoha Ogunseitan, Class of 2022, Television Scripted Intern at Creative Artists Agency

Interested in a career in arts or entertainment? How about in journalism or creative writing? Interested in melding the two? Join us for Career Advancement’s Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Journalism & Creative Writing Industry Immersion to hear from young alumni and current students about their experiences in the industry! To register for the event and view the full schedule, please click here.

 

Odyssey Metcalf Fellowship Grant

Deadline: Rolling

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 nelidagarcia@uchicago.edu   

 

Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant for Internships

Deadline: Rolling

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 eugenechan@uchicago.edu 

 

Americas Media Initiative

Deadline: Rolling

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: info@americasmediainitiative.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

Deadline: Rolling

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 wawood@uchicago.edu

 

University of Chicago Online Certificate in Editing

Deadline: Rolling

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

Deadline: Rolling

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

Date: Ongoing

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.

RSVP: https://ccrf.uchicago.edu/information-sessions-workshops-and-series

 

Virtual Practice Interviews

Date: Ongoing

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

Date: Ongoing

UChicago discount code: https://insidethenewsroom.substack.com/uniofchicago. More information available here: https://insidethenewsroom.substack.com/about 

 

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.

 

TAPS Initiative - 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