Fellowships and Things To Explore

Writer's Block


Here are a few fellowships and internships that might interest you or anyone you know.

Fellowship: Bitch Media’s 3-month virtual fellowship
[a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program is directed by Bitch co-founder Andi Zeisler] Submissions are opened from July 31st to August 31st!

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

  • Sexual politics
  • Pop-culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global Feminism

For more information, check out Bitch Media fellows page  and/or Submit Here

Job: Engagement Editor, The John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships

[An international program at Stanford University that champions innovators and entrepreneurs as they reinvent journalism] is looking for an Engagement Editor, the engagement editor will recommend, implement and refine strategies that promote effective digital delivery of content by JSK staff, fellows and partners to target audiences, including the Stanford community.

Deadline is August 20, 2017 

Click for more information

Fellowship/Residency: MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Emerging Artist

Who Can Apply: Emerging artists, as well as artists with professional standing in their fields, may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Note:  Unfortunately, students who are enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply

Three deadlines depending on when you apply: Winter/Spring, Sept. 15, 2017

Jobish: Writing Contest, Portable Story Series 

Shory story contest brought to you by the ” Portable Stories team

Submissions for our next short story contest are OPEN.
Genre: Fiction
Theme: FEAR
Word count: 2500-4500
Due date: October 2017
Submission fee: $10
Judge: TBA
Grand Prize: Audio production of the winning story (valued at $5500) and 75% of the proceeds generated from submission fees or $250 (whichever is greater).

Check out Portable Story Series for more information

*Someone in my writing slack working on this too*

Fellowship: Writers’ Residency, Vermont Studio Center

Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center are offered based on a review of the portfolio or manuscript. Poets are asked to submit a maximum of 10 pages and other writers may submit up to 15 pages.

Each writing resident at the Vermont Studio Center receives:

A private studio in the Maverick Writing Studios building, including printer and wireless internet access
24-hour access to the Mason House Library
A private room in modest, shared housing
All meals plus tea, coffee and cold beverages

[ excerpt above via Residency basics]

Runs for two to 12 weeks

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Check out the Vermont Studio Center for more information

Related but Unrelated News:

Check out: Black Freelance’s article about “Freelance Writing Niches You Probably Never Considered



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