Residencies, grants for local news and information innovation available [US]
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism will provide up to US$1 million in grants to fund innovation in local news and information products, along with an entrepreneur in residence program for individuals.

The funding will support new products to engage and inform the public in regional news markets across the United States. There are two types of grants: “experimentation” grants to seed new projects, for up to US$35,000, and “amplification” grants to help existing projects expand, for up to US$100,000.

Projects should focus on news and information products; reaching underserved communities; new revenue sources; community engagement; or local news ecosystem collaboration.

Entrepreneurs in residence must be experts in user-centered design, news technology, data science, marketing and business development or other fields. Residencies will last three to six months and include up to a US$10,000 monthly stipend for work in Philadelphia or remotely.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
30/06/17
Writer Magazine - Let there be light
Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “light.”



Deadline: August 21st, 2017

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 2,000 words or less



Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
21/08/17
*Entry Fee
New Instagram Comp: Words in the World
We are thrilled to announce our all-new Instagram competition to celebrate our 'Words in the World ­– Season 2' workshop program launch!

We want your creative interpretation of our theme. Words you stumble across as you go about your day, weird signage, odd syntax, pretty words, ugly words, funny words, unexpected words … even your own words, books, poems in the world. (Do keep it clean, though).

Post your pics of wordly wonders, tag them #wordsintheworld, and you could win a bunch of writerly prizes!
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
18/07/17
Write-ability Fellowships
Five writers with disability will be offered professional development opportunities at Writers Victoria. Each fellow will receive an individual Write-ability Fellowship professional development plan that could include being matched with a professional writer for six hours of free mentoring or a Writers Victoria Manuscript Assessment or attending a mix of agreed relevant course(s) and/or events at Writers Victoria.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
10/07/17
*Recommended
2017 Grace Marion Wilson Glenfern Fellowships
One of the most precious gifts to a writer is a dedicated and secluded space in which to write. Writers Victoria is pleased to offer three emerging writers the use of a Glenfern writers’ studio for a period of three months, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

The 2017 Glenfern Fellowships will afford these authors the time and space to write, as well as the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant community of writers in the historic surroundings of the Glenfern mansion in St Kilda East.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 3 July 2017. Applications will include an outline of the project you intend to work on while at Glenfern Writers’ Studios, as well as support material that may include an extract from the project, examples of your writing, or details of previous publications.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
03/07/17
*Recommended
2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English. Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2016. Five other authors shortlisted for the award will each receive £1,000. The prize is administered by the Society of Authors. To be eligible, the author must simply have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
28/09/17
*Paid
*Recommended
*Prize
Frigg - Open Submissions
Frigg is an online journal that has been around for a long time, mostly as a non paying market. However, they recently started to pay their writers. They publish short stories and poetry. They are based out of Seattle and publish a lot of compelling stories and mysterious poems. If your work is accepted you will be paid $50, regardless of length. To learn more visit, their website here:
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
31/12/17
*Paid
Zion National Park Artist in Residence
The Zion National Park Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah for a period of one month. Four artists will be selected for two spring and two fall residency slots. All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, composition, etc.) and literary artists are welcome to apply. International applicants are not being accepted at this time.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
31/07/17
*Recommended
DICKINSON HOUSE FELLOWSHIPS
ere is a €15 fee to apply. Dickinson House is pleased to offer two fellowships to writers for its 2018 residency season. These fellowships (all two-week residencies) waive the residency fee (room and board). Fellows are responsible for travel costs, their own insurance and visa fees, and any incidentals. Fellowships are awarded based on merit and need. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are especially encouraged to apply. You do not need to apply for a residency separately if you apply for a fellowship. Your fellowship application constitutes application for residency. Location Belgium.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
15/09/17
*Entry Fee
Talking Writing Prize
The Talking Writing Prize is an annual contest that celebrates the diversity online of original, personally driven writing. This year's Talking Writing Prize for Personal Essay will spotlight our annual holiday theme. We're looking for honest, unsentimental nonfiction about soul searching through words. How do you tackle life's Big Questions? Writers are invited to address mortality, belief, culture of origin, atheism, or any other issues connected to making meaning in a complicated world. Length: Up to 2,000 words. Include only the story title (not your name or affiliation) on the first page and in the page headers. Prize: $500 and publication in Talking Writing.
POSTED 28/06/17
CLOSING
16/10/17
*Entry Fee