Calling all writers! There's something for everyone on this list. Check out this month's upcoming writing opportunities:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

BUZZFEED NEWS
Deadline to Apply: ASAP
Buzzfeed is looking for an experienced news junkie to join their news curation team. A successful candidate will have experience at a professional news organization, superior news judgement, excellent communication skills, and be obsessed with figuring out what people are sharing, liking, recommending and talking about online. This job is full-time, including required weekend shifts, and based in New York. Click here for more information.

KAREN MARTA EDITORIAL CONSULTING
Deadline to Apply: ASAP
Karen Marta Editorial Consulting is seeking a Managing Editor. Karen Marta consults on, and edits, art books. 20–25 hrs per week, working digitally, with occasional meetings in New York required. A flexible schedule is definitely required. You'd work alongside the project manager and executive editor on editing and fact-checking texts, writing copy, proofreading and research. A careful approach and attention to detail is a must. Potential candidates should send a resume and a brief cover letter to chris@karenmarta.com.

 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

GELL RESIDENCY FOR WRITERS WITH CHILDREN
Naples, NY
Deadline January 31
Writers & Books, the premiere independent Literary Center in Rochester, NY, will offer two funded residencies in 2017 to writers with families. The fellowship supports, travel, lodging at Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat, and food, and it is designed to allow two writers with young children to travel with their families. The residency at Gell will be for up to 2 weeks, and writers are expected to write, edit, or revise their manuscript (all genres welcome). The residency can be broken into two separate weeks taken at different times, if so desired. The recipients will have the option of having their family stay with them at the Gell House. A separate lodge can be used as a writing space during the day. For more information, please click here.

RETREAT: LAMBDA LITERARY FOUNDATION
Deadline to Apply: January 30, 2017
The Lambda Literary Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature. Lambda’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LBGT Voices offers a one-week intensive workshop immersion in fiction, nonfiction, genre fiction or poetry. Some publication history is desirable but not required. Scholarships are available to offset costs. Please click here to apply.

CENTER FOR FICTION NEW YORK EMERGING WRITERS
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2017
$5,000 each, membership to the Center for Fiction in New York City, and access to writing space at the Center are given annually to fiction writers living in New York City who have not yet published a book of fiction. Please click here for guidelines.

THE CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY AND POETICS  
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2017
This is a two-year fellowship in a “creative think tank” for African American and African diasporic poetry and poetics, housed in a lively English/ creative writing program, beginning fall 2017. $48,000 salary per year and health benefits provided. The fellow will teach one community workshop each year; lead seminar discussions; give one public reading with a Q&A and more. Find information about the Center by clicking here and apply by clicking here.

THE WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE WRITING AT UW-MADISON
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2017
The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at UW-Madison provides time, space, and an intellectual community for writers working on a first or second book of poetry or fiction. Each of these fellowships offers a $30,000 minimum stipend, generous health benefits, and a one-course-per-semester teaching assignment in undergraduate creative writing. Fiction and poetry fellows are asked to give one public reading during the fellowship year. For more information, and to apply, head to their Submittable by clicking here.

THE COLGATE UNIVERSITY OLIVE B. O’CONNOR FELLOWSHIP IN CREATIVE WRITING
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2017
Writers of poetry, nonfiction, or fiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA or PhD in creative writing and who need a year for the completion of their first book, are welcome to apply for the Fellowship. The selected writer will spend an academic year at Colgate University, in Hamilton, NY. The annual fellowship is designed to support writers completing their first books. It provides a generous stipend, office space, and an intellectual community for the recipients, who spend the academic year at Colgate. In return, each fellow teaches a creative-writing workshop each semester and gives a public reading of his or her work. For full details, please click here.

THE DISQUIET LITERARY PRIZE
Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2017
The DISQUIET International Literary Program is a two-week program that brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing. Three winners will be published in Guernica (fiction), NinthLetter.com (non-fiction) or The Common (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the seventh annual Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon. Find more information by clicking here.

CONTESTS

IOWA REVIEW AWARD
Deadline to Submit: January 31, 2017
Each January, The Iowa Review has invited submissions to The Iowa Review Awards, a writing contest in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This year’s judges are Joyelle McSweeney, Amelia Gray, and Charles D’Ambrosio Winners and runners-up are published in each December issue. Grand prize winners will also receive $1,500. Work must be previously unpublished. More information can be found by clicking here.

KENYON REVIEW SHORT FICTION
Deadline to Submit: January 31, 2017
The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1,200 words or fewer. Lee K. Abbott will judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2017 Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio. Click here for more information.

THE HURSTON WRIGHT FOUNDATION
Deadline to Submit: February 1, 2017
Fiction writers or poets currently enrolled in full-time graduate or undergraduate programs are invited to submit their work to The Hurston Wright Foundation for the annual competition for Black college writers. Winning writers will receive $1,000 prize and be honored at the annual Hurston Wright literary gala in the fall. Click here for submission guidelines and procedures.

NEW MILLENNIUM WRITINGS
Deadline to Submit: January 31, 2017
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and a work of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction). Previously unpublished works or works that have appeared in a journal with a circulation of under 5,000 are eligible. For full details, click here.

CRAZYHORSE
Deadline to Submit: January 31, 2017
Crazyhorse is offering prizes in three categories, awarding $2,000 for the best poem, story, and essay. Ada Limn, Justin Torres, and Robin Hemley are judging. Up to three poems and 25 pages can be submitted. Submit here.

AUTUMN HORSE RISING WRITER AWARD IN POETRY
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2017
The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. The final judge is Ada Limón. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $1,000. Send up to 80 pages. Find guidelines and details by clicking here.

About The Author

Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.