Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
From Funds for Writers. As always, double-check to the submission guidelines and the offerings:
FAMILY CIRCLE FICTION CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline August 31, 2007. Submit an original, fiction short story of no more than 2,500 words. Amateur writers who are legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a grand prize package including $750, a gift certificate to a mediabistro.com course of his or her choice retail value (“RV”) $610, a one year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership RV $49 and possible publication in Family Circle magazine. Two (2) runners-up will each receive a runners-up prize package including $250, a one year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership RV $49, and stories may appear on familycircle.com .
LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL RESIDENCY GRANTS
The Council�s writer’s residency for 2007-2008 has been created in partnership with GSA as part of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at Bowling Green. While in residence, writers will be exposed to the vast and rich history of the surrounding neighborhood, architecture, and artwork, as well as, the Custom House itself. Note: Due to the high security in the building, the studio workspace is NOT open to the public or to visitors of writers while in residence. Residency Dates: Tuesday, September 4, 2007 � Friday, May 23, 2008. Deadline June 27, 2007.
COLORADO ART RANCH
Colorado Art Ranch is a nonprofit nomadic artist and writer’s residency and Artposium. The program travels to two Colorado towns each year and adopts themes that reflect the area’s heritage, natural resources, topography and people. The program is composed of two parts: a two-day Artposium open to the public and a one-month residency for contemporary artists and writers. Deadline July 1, 2007.
Location Omaha, NE. Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. We address the practical aspects of this mission by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and monthly stipends. Located in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet, our facilities are designed to foster creativity and the productive exchange of ideas. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges.