Writers Queen of Cups is a mini lit mag delivered to subscribers’ inboxes via the TinyLetter platform. Each weekly issue features the work of one contemporary writer: poets, fiction and non fiction writers. Queen of Cups is accepting submission of 1-3 poems, or micro fiction or non fiction of under 500 words. Submit in a word document to email@example.com. Subscribe for free at https://tinyletter.com/QueenofCups
Call for Artists The Autorino Center for the Arts at University of Saint Joseph, CT, invites submissions from artists who break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit to create an interactive, site specific AUDIO/VIDEO WALK inspired by Janet Cardiff’s work. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2016
Short Fiction Entries are now being accepted for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The author of the winning manuscript receives a cash award of $1,000, and the collection is subsequently published by the University of Georgia Press under a standard book contract. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Boston Review’s prize of $1,500 as well as publication in Boston Review for a poem or group of poems. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages. All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for the MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition. Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depicts the Hispanic experience. No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted. Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Call for Artists The Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery is has announced its first open Call for Artists, An exhibition called Changing Allston is planned for late summer, and the Crossings Gallery is looking for artists whose work engages with the Allston community and landscape. The exhibition will reflect on the ways in which the neighborhood has changed over the last century, and how it continues to change even now. All artists, especially those living and/or working in Allston-Brighton, are encouraged to apply. All visual mediums welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: June 3, 2016 (11:59 pm)
Exhibition Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) Gallery in Boston is seeking exhibition proposals for their 2016/2017 season, in all media, for five shows for the 2016-17 season. Each show must include two exhibition artists and preferably more. The juror is Jeffrey De Blois, curatorial assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016 (5:00 p.m.)
Call For Plays The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA, is currently accepting submissions of short plays, one-act plays, and full-length plays by New England playwrights. Over the past 14 years, more than 175 new plays have been performed on their stage through our annual New Works Festival. Submissions are given to an independent panel who select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. Directors and their casts then work with selected playwrights to produce two weekends of original theater. New Works Festival 2017 will be held on January 21 & 22 and 28 & 29, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2016
Call for Artist Entries are now being accepted for the Seventh Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Art District. The NEW ENGLAND COLLECTIVE VII is open to artists from New England working in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2016
Artist Residency Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from March 1 through September 30 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants’ respective fields of discipline. The 16 acre Residency, located in coastal southwest Washington State, has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2016
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