WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WRITERS CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are awarded competitively, and applicants are judged on the basis of promise shown in their work. Entries should consist of a work in one genre: fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Several scholarships provide full tuition, room, and board, but most offer smaller awards, covering a part of the Conference tuition. Several teaching fellowships are available and are awarded to outstanding applicants who have completed book-length manuscripts. To apply, please submit (1) the registration form, (2)a representative sample of your work in one genre, and (3) a letter of application explaining your experience and interests and (4) a resume. You need not send a deposit with your fellowship or scholarship materials.If you are certain you will attend the Conference, however, do send the $75 deposit and registration form immediately, before completing the rest of your application. The deposit guarantees you a place at the Conference if you should not win an award. Deadline April 5, 2007.
PRESENTING GRANTS – NEA
Starting in 2007 in the area of Presenting the NEA now has a separate focus and panel for Outdoor Festivals, Programs and Outdoor Dramas. The deadline is March 12, 2007. The grant category in which this program falls is called “Access to Artistic Excellence.” It is designed to encourage and support artistic excellence, preserve our cultural heritage, and provide access to the arts for all Americans. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000.
Can be used for…Artist communities and residency programs. Training programs for artists. The creation, commissioning, touring, and/or presentation of new or remounted works. This may include performances, exhibitions, festivals, residencies, lecture-demonstrations, and workshops as well as works that integrate a range of digital technology. Outdoor festivals and programs including site-specific work, outdoor dramas, and pageants.
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
The New York Times Magazine appears on Sunday in the NY Times. The Arts and Leisure edition appears during the week. The Op Ed page appears daily. Wants for Arts and Leisure: 1,500 to 2,000 words. Address unsolicited articles with SASE to the Arts & Leisure Articles Editor. Needs imaginative, with an emphasis on trends, ideas, issues, investigations, symbolic reporting and stories about creative achievements and process of artists and entertainers. Pays $100 to $350. Op Ed page “is always looking for new material and publishes many people who have never been published before. We want material of universal relevance that people can talk about in a personal way…there is no formula, but the writing itself should have some polish.” Not looking for the “news” or political writing. 750 words. Pays $150. Address piece to Op Ed Editor.