Via Funds for Writers:
SOUTHWEST WRITERS CONTEST
ENTRY FEES $18 – $44
One of the most comprehensive writing contests, with 20 separate genres/categories (including a Spanish language category). The competition is open to ALL writers from around the world.Editors or agents will judge all entries and critique the top three in each category. First, second and third place winners receive cash prizes of $150, $100 and $50, respectively. First place winners compete for a $1,000 Storyteller Award. Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2007.
WISEGEEK WRITING CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
wiseGEEK is giving away $10,000 in cash prizes to those that submit new articles that clearly answer a specific question. The Grand Prize is $7,500, and there will also be ten prizes of $250 each for articles worthy of an honorable mention. The wiseGEEK Writing Contest is open to anyone 18 or over. Approved submissions will be posted on our site so win or lose, you can share your knowledge with millions of other readers.We are looking for original questions and answers that will contribute to the body of knowledge that wiseGEEK is able to provide to our visitors. Do you happen to be an expert in growing fruit trees? Looking for an opportunity to learn about how streaming music and video work? If you can explain it in a concise and useful way, we want to read it. It is completely free to enter! Deadline May 31, 2007.
NO ENTRY FEE
$10,000 for an original, unpublished work of short fiction. The competition is open to residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Proof of eligibility will be required of the winning entrant. Deadline May 15, 2007.
ANDREWS FOREST WRITING RESIDENCIES
Creative writers whose work in any genre reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing are invited to apply for one-week residencies at the H.J.Andrews Experimental Forest.
VERMONT ARTIST RESIDENCY GRANTS
The purpose of the Artist Residency Grant is to fund projects, programs, and opportunities that support learning in and through the arts. Projects may focus on one or more arts disciplines, such as dance or theater, or to develop arts projects that enhance learning in other subjects. The Council encourages the development of long-term collaborations among education institutions and arts organizations and artists to enhance student learning. $1,000-$5,000 for schools and for other institutions. Deadline April 30, 2007. In general this category is for educational institutions, but a not-for-profit arts organization or artist may propose a project that is educationally based and therefore appropriate to this category. Projects should be collaborations among school and community partners.
ANTARCTIC ARTISTS AND WRITERS PROGRAM
Deadline June 8, 2007. The program provides opportunities for professional artists and writers to travel to Antarctica at research stations, field camps and aboard ships to make the observations necessary to complete their proposed projects. While the majority of award recipients are established artists and writers, the program also seeks to support early career artists and writers in an effort to broaden participation.