Keep scratching and you’ll find your own tune.
Poetry, fiction, nonfiction The New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest offers a prize of $1,000, publication, and 25 author copies for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or mixed-genre work. Finalist chapbooks also considered for publication. Submit a manuscript of 18 to 48 pages with an $18 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2014
Poets The Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize offers an award of $1,000 and publication of an original poem. Submit up to three poems (10 pages max.). $20 entry fee includes Spoon River Poetry Review subscription. Past winners include Nancy K. Pearson. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Writing Fellowship for New Parents Pen Parentis offers a prize of $1,000 to a fiction writer who is the parent of a child under the age of 10. The winner also receives an invitation to give a reading in New York City. Submit a story of up to 1498 words with a $25 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 16, 2014
Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition State of Being at the Piano Craft Gallery. Curated by Somerville artist Danielle Festa, the show is a collection of figurative and portrait art. Open to Massachusetts artists of all mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014 (11:59 p.m.)
Call for Art and Craft Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 79th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. The 79th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is open to all artists and crafters who live within 30 miles of Fitchburg. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014 (5pm)
Creative Placemaking Request for Designs Proposals are now being accepted for a competition for artwork for two cultural districts (in Hyannis and Orleans) that will create excitement and spur interest in visiting the communities, honor their rich histories and culture, and integrate with their environment, culture, and activity. Questions, Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 776-6810. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014 (midnight)