Here are a few December deadlines from A Working Writer’s Daily Calendar 2010—which will very soon now be superseded by the 2011 edition. We posted a few deadlines a couple of weeks ago. There’s also a free preview of January 2011 from the next edition on Scribd. We’ll be posting other useful parts of the Planner as the year comes to an end.
December 1: Willis Barnstone Translation Prize
Prize: $1,000 and considered for publication in The Evansville Review.
Eligibility: Unpublished translations of poems from any language and time period—ancient to contemporary.
Manuscript: up to 200 hundred lines. Staple the translation to a copy of the original which identifies the original poet, and put the name, address, email address, and phone number of the translator (or translators) on the back of the translation page.
Fee: $5 for the first poem; $3 for each subsequent poem, payable to The University of Evansville.
Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, The Evansville Review, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47722
December 1: The Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest [PDF link]
Prize: $1,000; $500; $250; + seven one-year subscriptions for runners-up.
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting U.S. institution. Submissions should be original, unpublished work although they may have appeared in student periodicals.
Manuscript: One submission per category: poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays. Up to three poems or 7,500 words of prose and cover sheet with title, category, word count, author’s name, address, phone number, email address, and academic institution. Only the title should appear on the manuscript. Winners will be notified in March 2011.
Student Writing Contest, The Atlantic Monthly, The Watergate, 600 New Hampshire Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
December 1: 2011-12 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Winter Fellows
10 poets and fiction writers receive seven-month residency fellowships (October–May). Fellowship include an apartment and a monthly stipend of $650. Visual Fellows are provided with a separate studio space.
Eligibility: Emerging writers and visual artists. The Center actively seeks applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Manuscript: Up to 35 pages of fiction; 15 pages of poetry.
Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
December 1: Wallace Stegner Fall 2011 Fellowship
Five poetry and five fiction fellowships which include an annual stipend of $26,000, tuition, and health insurance. The Stegner Fellowship is a full-time academic commitment, and is not intended to be pursued concurrently with another degree program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events. Apply online or by mail.
Admissions Coordinator, Creative Writing Program, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305-2087