Explore the theme of “goodness” in poetry, story, memoir, or creative nonfiction for Wising Up anthologies. Prose up to 5,000 words; up to five poems. “Goodness is hard to define, but we know it when we see it. In action or inaction, that pause that isn’t uncertain, that is more like a deep, steady breath, an existential embrace.” Deadline Aug. 15. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock & Sling, a “journal of witness,” seeks creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, photography, and art for the next issue. “Witness has in its definition the concept of testimony. To testify is to tell the truth, an inherent call to all artists and writers. We seek those who are telling truth.” Deadline Aug. 31. https://rockandsling.submittable.com/submit.
Academy for Teachers “Stories out of School” Flash Fiction Contest seeks honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and schools. Prize $1,000 and publication. No entry fee. Deadline Sept. 1. See criteria at https://academyforteachers.org/stories-out-of-school/.
Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment grants provide opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to further artistic development to create art for positive social change. The grant program is arts-based and feminist in nature. Deadline Sept. 4. Apply at https://www.kfw.org/grants/artist-enrichment/.
Poetry Unites America, an ongoing film project, is seeking essays from Kentucky residents. Submit an essay up to 600 words focused on a poem you love, a poem that changed your life. What’s your favorite poem? Who wrote it? When did you read it for the first time? Why is it important to you? Provide some info about yourself: daily life, dreams, expectations. Submit to email@example.com. Four winners will be featured in the Poetry Unites Kentucky 30-minute documentary film. No entry fee. Deadline Sept. 5.
Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residency Program now accepting applications for 2021 month-long summer residencies in the historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Includes housing and flight compensation. Deadline Sept. 30. www.sienaart.org/index.php?p=111&l=eng
Wallace Stegner House Residency accepting applications from published writers for monthlong residencies between April and September 2021 in Eastend, Saskatchewan. Deadline Sept. 30. https://www.stegnerhouse.ca/eligibility.html
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