Via Funds for Writers:
IRIS CHANG MEMORIAL ESSAY CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
The essays will be in line with Iris Chang�s spirit and passion in seeking the truth and justice as well as defending human rights. Topic: The Denial and Its Cost- Reflections on Nanking Massacre 70 years ago and beyond. Deadline June 30, 2007. Three best essays will be selected from all entries. The awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizewinners are $1,000, $500 and $300, respectively. In addition, several honorable mention winners will be awarded with $50 each.Iris Chang Youth Award – a special award added this year. An award of $200 each to the top three essays submitted by high school students. Only high school students whose essays are not selected for the overall top three prizes are eligible for these awards.
MICHIGAN LITERARY FICTION AWARDS
ENTRY FEE = COPY OF PUBLISHED BOOK
To qualify, contestants must have previously published at least one literary novel or story collection in English.No entry fee. But, along with your manuscript and cover letter,you must submit one copy of a previous book of literary fiction that you have published. The winner will receive a $1,000 advance, and the book will be published by The University of Michigan Press in the following fall season. Deadline July 1, 2007.
PROTECT THE HUMAN PLAYWRIGHTING COMPETITION
NO ENTRY FEE
We are looking for plays that imaginatively interpret iceandfire�s mission statement of: “Exploring individual stories of displacement and conflict.” Initial submissions are accepted between May 1st and May 14th. The short-list will be announced on September 1, 2007 and the three plays will each receive rehearsed readings at the Soho Theatre, London as part of Amnesty�s Protect the Human Week from the 17th � 19th October 2007. The winning play will be announced in December 2007. The writer will receive a preliminary 10% commission of �500 as an advance on a full commission if the play is taken into production.
CCH CALIFORNIA STORY FUND GRANTS
The California Council for the Humanities (CCH) has posted its guidelines for the July 2007 round of the California Story Fund. The California Story Fund supports public humanities projects that bring to light new and compelling stories from California’s diverse communities. Applications are accepted beginning June 1; applications are due by July 2.
KIMMEL HARDING NELSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS RESIDENCIES
Deadline: September 1, 2007; and March 1, 2008.
Located in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Offers two- to eight-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. The program provides housing, studio space, and a $100/week stipend. There is a $25 application fee. Approximately thirty-eight residencies are awarded each year.
NORTH CAROLINA BRIGHT IDEAS
Applicant must be a teacher in a North Carolina certified K-12 school. The school principal must review and approve project proposal. To be considered for a Bright Ideas grant, proposed projects must Directly involve students, seek to achieve clearly defined goals and learning objectives, use innovative and creative teaching methods, provide ongoing benefits to students, feature measurable results that can be evaluated upon completion. Deadline August. Grants of up to $2,000 each are available. The grants finance a variety of hands-on projects, including activities in music, art, history, language, reading, science, career-planning, and information technology.