23 April 2010

Bush Artist Fellowships

Deadline: 1 July 2010

Since 1976, the Bush Artist Fellowship (BAF)program has supported more than 400 different artists with significant financial and professional development support that has enabled them to further their work and their contributions to their communities.

Each year, up to 15 artists receive unrestricted grants of $48,000 that are distributed over 12 to 24 months. In addition, fellows receive up to $2,000 to plan and implement an individual communications strategy. Fellowships begin with a two-day orientation retreat followed by informal artist gatherings and professional development programs.

The BAF enables artists to deepen and advance their work, to foster their artistic careers and to contribute to community dialogue through their work. Artists may use a fellowship to explore new directions, continue work already in progress or accomplish work not financially feasible otherwise. Fellows may decide to take time to engage in collaborative or community projects, embark on travel or research, or pursue any other activity that contributes to their development.

Artist Fellowship Eligibility

We welcome applications from qualified artists who:

* are residents of our funding region: Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

* have lived in our funding region at least 24 months immediately prior to the application deadline.

* are at least 25-years-old on the application deadline.

You are not eligible to apply if you:

* are a student enrolled full- or part-time in a degree-granting program after July 1, 2010.

* have already received two BAFs or an Enduring Vision Award.

No more than two former fellows will receive fellowships in any given year.

Please Note: Artistic Categories alternate on a bi-annual basis and may include specific eligibility requirements.

Former BAF recipients may apply only if they have:

* submitted a final report and

* completed their previous fellowship at least five years from the completion date and not the fellowship year. Call if you are not sure about your eligibility.

New: Recipients of two BAFs are no longer eligible to apply.

No more than two former fellows will receive fellowships in any given year. However, two-time recipients may be eligible for the Enduring Vision Awards.

(More information HERE.)

22 April 2010

European Intelligence Academy/ EIA International Essay Writing Competition 2012 (topic: Middle East tensions)

We are looking for writers for our PC Website. You will need to create short 20-25 word write ups and small product reviews. We will pay you 0.03 per word/to start and then increase it if everything goes well. You MUST be interested in computers to take up the job. Please send an email to paidwriting1 @ gmail.com to apply if you fit the criteria.


For inquiries: paidwriting1@gmail.com

For submissions: paidwriting1@gmail.com

Japanese Travel Writers Wanted (Home-based)

Brafton, a leading online news agency, is looking for committed and talented writers to produce travel content in Japanese for its expanding editorial team.

This home-based role will initially comprise 25 hours' work each month. Working directly for our travel team, you will receive full training and have ongoing access to fellow writers and managers tasked with providing content into similar fields.

Passionate about producing relevant news and related content for our growing client base, you will demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced editorial environment where deadlines are the norm.

Successful candidates will receive $12-$15 US per hour for this work. We hope to be taking on further clients requiring content in Japanese in the near future, and our new contributors would be in a good position to assume extra work in this area.

Please email your resume and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for this position to recruitment@brafton.com

Telecommuting is ok.

Paying Market: The American Scholar

Pays up to $500 for accepted pieces.

Writers Guidelines

The American Scholar is a magazine of articles and essays covering the humanities, science, and current events, plus works of fiction and poetry. Published quarterly for the general reader by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Scholar considers nonfiction by known and unknown writers; unsolicited fiction and poetry are not encouraged.

The typical Scholar article is about 4,000 words, although longer and shorter pieces are welcome. Contributors need not be scholars. We pay up to $500 for accepted pieces.

Although the Scholar accepts fewer than two percent of all unsolicited manuscripts, every issue includes unsolicited pieces, and one such article, “Genome Tome” by Priscilla Long, published in the Summer 2005 issue, won the National Magazine Award for feature writing. All submissions will be carefully considered, but responses may take several months. We accept submissions by mail, to Editor, The American Scholar, 1606 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, or by e-mail to scholar@pbk.org. Include an SASE if you would like your manuscript returned.

(More information HERE.)

Winterbourne Publishing Seeks Australian Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy Winterbourne Publishing Seeks Australian Writers of Science Fiction an

We publish 4-6 titles per year (we’re setting sustainable targets) and are actively seeking submissions from Australian writers of science fiction and fantasy a little outside the mainstream. Our submission guidelines and process are outlined below, and you can also check our Writers’ FAQ for more information.

Submission guidelines | How to submit

Submission Guidelines
Before you submit: Please make sure you read these guidelines and the Writers’ FAQ thoroughly and that your expectations are realistic — we are small, we are new, and we distribute primarily to online retailers, not physical bookstores. Please don’t waste our time and your own by submitting without understanding that.

Also, it’d be nice if you could first just take a moment to be sure you meet our most basic criteria: that you’re Australian, that your manuscript is completed, and that it is speculative fiction. If any of those three things are not true, please do not submit.

Length: 70,000 words upwards. We’re not imposing an upper limit but ebooks tend to be short; if you’ve got a monster of a word count, we might have to consider splitting the book into several volumes (but see our caveat about multi-volume stories below). We want a good novel-length story told in as many words as it needs, no more, no less. We’re not looking for short story collections, novellas or poetry at this time.

Type: We’ll consider anything that falls even loosely into the category of science fiction or fantasy, but we’re looking most of all for polished writing, fleshed-out characters, and clever dialogue. That doesn’t mean your characters can just sit around being witty — you also need to give them a strong story so they’ve got something to do and talk about. Stories with decent female characters, humour and/or a bit of romance are in with a headstart.

Rights and payment: We will ask for exclusive and worldwide electronic rights. It must be worldwide; the last thing you want your readers to see is the dreaded ‘this book is not available in your geographic region’ message. You may also optionally give us print rights so that we can produce a printed version of your book.

Your royalty will be 50% of net revenues (in whatever format), paid quarterly. Net revenue is the total receipts from a book, minus the fees paid to the distributor, retailer, or (if applicable) printer. As an example only, if the recommended retail price of an ebook is $10, the net revenue is generally somewhere between $4-$5, of which you would receive half as your fee for licensing your work to us. We pay our costs out of the other half, and get to keep whatever happens to be left over.

You will receive an advance on your royalties of $500. Note, then, that you will only start earning quarterly royalties once your advance has been earned out…and that it is entirely possible this will never happen. If you don’t earn out your advance during the term of your contract with us, you don’t have to pay it back.

How to Submit
We accept email submissions only (let’s save a few trees). Send a synopsis and your first three chapters to submissions@winterbournepublishing.com.au. It will be read by our main editor, Wendy Palmer.

(More information HERE.)

New Plains Review: Call for Submissions

Not a paying market, but works are eligible for editors' prize.

The New Plains Review, the recent literary home of such authors as Stephen Dunn, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, and Julianna Baggott, seeks quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

We are interested in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that is thoughtful and compelling, but otherwise we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. We no longer arrange issues with thematic topics. On occasion, we do publish issues with special sections; always look at our Special Section announcements on our website before submitting.

We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online. At this time, we do not pay upon publication. Each submission is, however, automatically eligible for the editors’ prize.*

Submit your poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by August 15th for Fall Issues and January 15th for Spring Issues to shayNewPlains@gmail.com. Allow 6-8 weeks for response. Attach submissions in either Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please include type of submission (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) in the subject line.

Editorial Guidelines

The New Plains Review seeks quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for its Fall 2009 issue.

* Submit online to shayNewPlains@gmail.com.
* Please list the type of submission (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) in the subject line. Attach as a .doc, .docx, or. rft file to the email.
* Submissions may also be mailed; send hard copies to New Plains Review, Submissions, Box 184, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK 73034.
* E-mail, phone and postal contact is required on the first page of each piece you submit. Submissions without complete contact information will not be considered.
* We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online. At this time, we do not pay upon publication. Each submission is, however, automatically eligible for the editors' prize.*
* Deadline for submissions to our fall issue is August 15th. Deadline for submissions to our spring issue is January 15th.
* Poetry: No more than 3 poems at a time.

(More information HERE.)

Paying Market: Nth Letter

Ninth Letter is accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews from September 1 to April 30 (postmark dates). Ninth Letter is a published semi-annually at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We are interested in prose and poetry that experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work. To make life easier for everyone, including yourself, please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your work to Ninth Letter:

For poetry, submit 3-6 poems (max. 10 pages) at a time. For fiction and nonfiction, please send only one story or one essay at a time, up to 8,000 words.

Single- or double-sided copies are okay. Do not send a second submission until you have received a response to the first. We do not accept previously published work.

To submit electronically, visit our online submissions manager, and carefully read the instructions there prior to submitting

We also do not accept submissions by email attachment—email submissions will not be read.

Submissions via USPS should be addressed to Fiction Editor, Poetry Editor, or Nonfiction Editor:

University of Illinois
Department of English
608 South Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Please include your name and contact information on the first page of your manuscript; cover letters are optional. All mailed submissions must include an SASE for reply; we recommend a stamped business-sized envelope. If you wish to have your manuscript returned, you must include adequate postage and a properly sized envelope, and indicate such in your cover letter. We will recycle all unreturned manuscripts.

You should hear from us regarding your submission within 8 weeks; if you haven't heard from us in that time you are welcome to query about the status of your manuscript via mail or e-mail at info@ninthletter.com.

Ninth Letter pays $25 per printed page, upon publication, for accepted material, as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which the work appears. Writers will be sent contracts upon acceptance of their work, and will receive page proofs prior to publication. Ninth Letter publishes one issue in the spring and one in the fall.