Here are a few late January/early February deadlines from A Working Writer’s Daily Calendar 2012. We’ll post some as the year goes on. February is a huge month for deadlines:
January 31: Iowa Review Awards
Prize: $1,000 + publication in the Iowa Review for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; $500 for runners-up in each genre.
Eligibility: Current faculty, staff, students of the University of Iowa are ineligible.
Manuscript: (SS) Up to 25 pages of double-spaced prose or 10 pages of poetry. Must be unpublished. Include cover page with name, address, email and/or telephone, plus the title of each work. Your name should not be on the manuscript.
Fee: $20 to Iowa Review (add $10 to get subscription)
The Iowa Review
Iowa City, IA 52242
January 31: Glimmer Train Press
Prize/payment: varies between $300/$2,000 + publication in Glimmer Train Stories.
Manuscript: (SS) Unpublished stories with limits ranging from 3–20,000 words (length depends on the month). Submit online. Multiple submissions ok.
Please visit website for as guidelines change every month depending on theme (such as: July 31, “Very Short Fiction Award” or Oct. 31, “Family Matters,” etc.)
Susan Burmeister-Brown and
Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors
Glimmer Train Press
1211 NW Glisan Street, Suite 207
Portland, OR 97209
January 31: Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize
Prize: $10,000 + all-expenses paid trip to the award ceremony, Chicago, June 2012
Eligibility: A book translated from German into English published in the United States during the previous year.
Manuscript: Publishers may submit six copies of a poetry collection, a short story collection, a novel, a novella, or an essay collection.
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize
Attn: Christiane Tacke
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601
January 31: Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, June 2012
Prize: 10 places at seminar including tuition, housing, and meals. Needs-based travel scholarships available.
Eligibility: “You must complete your sophomore, junior, or senior year in the year of the Seminar for which you are applying.”
Send to: Stadler Center for Poetry
Lewisburg, PA 17837
February 1: Fishtrap Fellowship
Up to five fellowships ($1,000 value: includes workshop fee, food, lodging, $150 travel stipend) to attend a July workshop and conference at Wallowa Lake, eastern Oregon, to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers.
Eligibility: No subject restrictions. Submissions should follow Fishtrap’s mission: to promote “good writing in and about the West.” Applicants should be from the West or writing about the West. Emerging writers strongly encouraged to apply.
Manuscript: Up to 8 pages of poetry or 2,500 words of prose, resume with complete award and publication history, and a statement of interest (max. 200 words) and a half-page bio.
P.O. Box 38
Enterprise, OR 97828
February 15: HUB-BUB residency program
An 11-month (June 15–May 15, 2013) opportunity for motivated pre-professional and emerging artists to live rent-free in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina in order to focus on their work. $600/month stipend (less taxes and withholdings).
Eligibility: Artists 20–35 who are excited about the community involvement aspect of the program.
Manuscript: See the website for full application guidelines.
HUB-BUB Artist in Residence Program
149 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue, Suite 2
Spartanburg, SC 29306
February 29~March 3: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
This conference celebrates the best authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and small press publishers in a different city in North America each year. Features 300 presentations, readings, lectures, panel discussions, and forums plus hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings in the city. The conference has about 5,000 attendees and more than 400 publishers. It is one of the biggest and liveliest literary gatherings in North America.
Hilton Chicago & Palmer House Hilton