Written by NmaHassan Muhammad July 7th, 2022

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Other Writing Opportunities for July 2022

Our monthly round up this time includes a wide range of opportunities, some with deadlines fast approaching.

Scottish Book Trust: New Writers Awards

Applications for the 2023 New Writers Awards are now open. This is an opportunity for emerging Scotland-based writers to develop their craft. The categories include Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction (also known as creative non-fiction), Poetry, Children’s and Young Adult Fiction, and more. All travel expenses are covered. There is also a one-week retreat (depending on circumstances) and mentorship with cash award of £2,000.
Deadline is July 13, 2022. For details here. (Other opportunities here)

The American Prospect Editorial Internships (September – December 2022)

The American Prospect is devoted to promoting informed discourse on public-policy matters from a progressive perspective through narrative interpretation of complex issues. It hosts three classes of interns each year with flexible dates ranging from January to April; May to August; and September to December. Editorial interns assist with research, fact-checking, social media, data entry and library services for both the print magazine and the daily website. Interns are encouraged to contribute editorially, writing book briefs and articles as assigned, and participating in generating story ideas, as well as pursuing their own projects under the guidance of Prospect staff. They encourage interns to fully integrate themselves into the Prospect’s editorial operations while taking full advantage of the public events only available in Washington, D.C. This is the perfect internship for journalism, political science, and economics majors. Juniors, seniors and grad students are encouraged to apply. Full and part time internships are available, with stipend of $100 per day.
Deadline is July 18, 2022. For details, go here.

2022 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

The 18th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month. The theme of this year’s contest is “People Are . . . Everything.” The five (5) new contest categories include the following: “People Are Funny”, “People Are Amazing”, “People Are World Changers”, “People Are Unreasonable”, and “People Are Unpredictable.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories. Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Early submissions are appreciated. Winners will receive a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.

Deadline is July 21, 2022. For details, go here.

For further enquiry, please contact Alan Lowe, Contest Coordinator, at: slolowe@icloud.com.

Joint Call-Out for Arts and Culture Project Proposals Collaboration between Wales and Quebec

The Welsh Government and the Government of Québec are inviting submissions to the Wales-Québec Co-Operation program in 3 sectors, including arts and culture. The projects proposals are open to artistic disciplines such as, but not limited to: audiovisual, literature and publishing, performing arts, and/or visual and digital arts. The projects could be two-way artist exchange with opportunities for career, creative, and network development for all artists involved; co-productions/co-creations in which both partners are fully engaged/committed; or co-commissioning projects/initiatives.

Deadline is July 25, 2022. For details, go here.

Madeleine Milburn Mentorship 2022

Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is thrilled to announce that the 2022 Madeleine Milburn Mentorship Programme is now open. This six-month writing mentorship for aspiring authors was established in 2020 as part of the agency’s commitment to champion new and exciting voices around the world and launch debut writing careers. Now in its third year, the 2022 MM Mentorship Programme has grown in its commitment to reach even more diverse candidates. They are offering six spaces on their mentorship scheme this year, and for the first time, all six places will be reserved for writers from underrepresented backgrounds. The agency cannot wait for the new batch of talented writers to join its tight-knit MM community. As this is a programme for aspiring new authors, writers who have not completed their full manuscript are particularly encouraged to apply. You just need to have a strong idea of where it is going with at least a few written chapters, and you should come prepared to work editorially with your mentor.

Deadline is July 25, 2022. For details, go here.

John McGahern Award

The John McGahern Award is for emerging fiction writers who are resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. It aims to encourage the development of emerging Irish writers and to pay tribute to the exceptional contribution of John McGahern to literature, and to Leitrim. Applicants must have had some fiction or short stories published in a recognised journal or anthology selected by an established publisher or editor. Application includes a cover letter, an up to date biography and three samples of recent separate work of up to 500 words each. The award is €2,500.
Deadline is July 29, 2022. For details, go here.

Governor General’s Literary Awards 2022

The Canada Council awards the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) annually to one English-language and one French-language book in each of the following seven categories: Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Young People’s Literature – Text, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books, and Translation (from French to English and from English to French). The awards are for literary and artistic merit; publishers should submit only books that they deem to be outstanding in these regards.

Books must be published and available on the market between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022. Deadlines for nominations are:

  • 15 February 2022 – for books published between 1 August 2021 and 31 January 2022
  • 15 May 2022 – for books published between 1 February 2022 and 15 May 2022
  • 31 July 2022 – for books published between 16 May 2022 and 31 July 2022

The prizes are: $25,000 prize – to the eligible creator(s) of each winning book; $3,000 grant – to the publisher of each winning title for the promotion of the winning book; and $1,000 prize – to each of the non-winning finalists. Only eligible book publishers can submit titles for consideration. Publishers may be based in Canada or abroad.

For details, go here.

2022 Indie Grants

The South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College invite South Carolina filmmakers to apply for INDIE GRANTS, production grants for narrative short film projects. Created to support the state’s production industry and generate professional training environments for Trident Tech film students, INDIE GRANTS produce high-quality short films with a reputation for professionalism, practicality, and inventive storytelling. INDIE GRANTS funding can range from $20,000 to $35,000 to cover the full production and finishing of the project (pre-production, principal photography, and post-production).  INDIE GRANTS projects are expected to manage their productions with a high level of professionalism and production value throughout. Your submission must include a short film script in industry standard format as PDF (max15-pages, not including title page); a logline (a brief description of your film in no more than 50 words); a Look Book/Treatment as a PDF document; preliminary production strategy (max 600 words); a preliminary budget as a PDF reflecting how you would produce your film within the above range; names, contact info, and links to previous work samples for Writer, Director (or Writer/Director), Producer, and Production Manager/Line Producer; a brief bio for each of these team members (max 250 words); and if not a current South Carolina resident, you can still qualify if you’re legitimately home-grown based on explanation.

Deadline is August 1, 2022. For details, go here. 

Individual Artist Fellowships (IAF)

Administered by the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis for quality as demonstrated by creativity and skill in an art form. Applications are accepted in eighteen artistic disciplines in the fields of choreography, folk art, jazz, literature, media arts, music, and visual arts. Applicants select between Emerging or Established categories. The Masters Fellowship is available in select disciplines on a three-year rotating basis to artists who meet specific criteria. Awards are $3,000 for Emerging; $6,000 for Established; and $10,000 for Masters. Applicants must be residents of Delaware for at least one year at the time of application, be at least 18 years of age at the time of application, and remain a Delaware resident during the grant period (January 1 – December 31).

Deadline is August 1, 2022. For details, go here.

2022 Granum Foundation Prizes

Applications are open for the 2022 Granum Foundation Prizes. The Granum Foundation Prize and the Granum Foundation Translation Prize were established to help U.S.-based writers complete substantive literary projects, including novels, memoirs, poetry books, short story collections, and works in translation. The Granum Foundation Prize provides one winner with $5,000 and up to three finalists with $500 or more. The Granum Foundation Translation Prize provides one winner with $500 or more. This year, the application process includes two changes from last year’s application. First, no letter of recommendation is required. Second, short story writers are required to submit at least two stories, even if this exceeds the 25-page recommendation.

Deadline is August 2, 2022. For details, go here.

Oregon Literary Fellowships

Oregon Literary Fellowships are for Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama (including scripts for television and film), and young readers literature. For 2023, Literary Arts will accept applications online only and will award 12 fellowships in the amount of $3,500 with one of these fellowships specifically for a writer of color; two fellowships in the amount of $10,000, for writers of exceptional talent, to assist in the further development of their career with one fellowship reserved for a writer of color; and two publishers fellowships in the amount of $3,500 to support Oregon’s independent publishers and small presses that demonstrate a commitment to literary publishing.

Deadline is August 5, 2022. For details, go here.

Alfred Friendly General Fellowship 2023

Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for this 6-month fellowship. Fellows receive basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and are placed in leading U.S. newsrooms. The successful candidate will be 25-35 years old and have at least 3 years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. Participants work as staff reporters in their host newsrooms and develop training plans to implement when they return to their home newsrooms. The all-inclusive fellowship starts in mid-March and ends in early September.

Deadline is August 31, 2022.  For details, go here.

Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship 2022

Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship is a nine-month residency from September 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024. Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present. Radcliffe fellows receive a stipend of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so that they may fully devote themselves to the work outlined in their proposal. Interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of the Radcliffe Fellowship, and we welcome proposals that take advantage of our uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Deadline is September 8, 2022. For details, go here.

Penguin Random House Editorial Internship Fall 2022

Penguin Random House is offering a 10-week PAID, REMOTE internship opportunity in their adult, children’s, and corporate divisions. Interns are exposed to the publishing process and PRH’s business through panels, networking events, and employee speaker series! Fall interns work for 14 hours per week and are paid $20/hour. To be eligible, you must be a rising college senior, a graduate; and/or any candidate available for full-time employment within 1 year. You need not be enrolled in college or have a degree to apply to their internship program. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter using their online application process.  In your cover letter, please indicate if you have a preference for working with adult or children’s books or if you are particularly interested in any genre(s). The internship date is September 19, 2022 – December 2, 2022.

Deadline is July 8, 2022. For details, go here.

SCBWI BIPOC Scholarships

These are all-expense-paid tuition to the SCBWI’s Summer Conference. Ten scholarships will be awarded to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with five scholarships reserved for Women of Color. All applicants must be current SCBWI members. Application includes a statement about why you want to attend the conference and a one-sentence logline describing your current manuscript or illustration project.

Deadline is July 8, 2022. For details, go here. Other scholarships here.

NmaHassan Muhammad is the penname of a Nigerian children’s author and poet. He enjoys reading and writing picture books, chess, comedy, and combat sports for inspiration and leisure. A recent Ebedi Fellow, he writes from Minna, Nigeria. He can be reached at Twitter handle, @NmaHassanM.







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