May/June Grants & Opportunities
Last month I shared more than 50 grants, fellowships, and PAID opportunities. This month I am back with another vetted list of applications. This list is only for newsletter subscribers. THANK YOU for supporting my work. I pull from open calls, social media, publication websites, art newsletters, word of mouth, and other sources to put this list together. Let me know if you apply for any of these so I can shout you out!
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FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Two Trees – Cultural Space Subsidy Program
Accepting applications for affordable studio space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Emerging and mid-career artists with a strong exhibition history or community-focused practice are eligible to apply. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: May 31, 2023 | twotreesny-cssp.submittable.com
Oak Spring Garden Foundation – 2024 Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
The fellowship will be awarded to an early career artist working on projects that address plants, landscapes, or gardens. It includes a $10,000 grant and a two- to five-week stay at OSGF in Northern Virginia.
Deadline: May 31, 2023 | osgf.org
Center for Architecture Lab
Up to three residents will receive $10,000 stipends to participate in this six-month multidisciplinary program addressing the ways NYC architecture and design shape residential and domestic life.
Deadline: May 19, 2023 | centerforarchitecture.org
Los Angeles Performance Practice – California Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship Program
LA County artists can apply for funding and statewide recognition in one of three tiers: Emerging Artist Fellows ($5,000), Established Artist Fellows ($10,000), and Legacy Artist Fellows ($50,000).
Deadline: June 2, 2023 (11:59pm PT) | performancepractice.la
McColl Center – Artist-in-Residence Program
Artists who work in a variety of practices can apply for this 10-week residency in Charlotte, North Carolina, which includes a $6,000 stipend, private housing, and more. The cost to apply is $35.
Deadline: May 26, 2023 | mccollcenter.org
New York Public Library – Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship
Open to established and emerging scholars, the fellowship will provide $25,000 to fund one awardee’s research at the library. They are expected to utilize the LGBTQ+ collections but are not restricted to those areas.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | nypl.org
Northern Clay Center – McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists
Two mid-career Minnesota ceramic artists who identify with any methodology will each receive unrestricted cash awards of $25,000. They will also be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a catalogue.
Deadline: May 19, 2023 (5pm CT) | northernclaycenter.org
Olney Theatre Center – Vanguard Arts Fund
Development support of up to $25,000 is available for diverse teams of artists interested in creating works — especially those that cross disciplines — in a collaborative environment in the Washington, DC, metro area.
Deadline: May 12, 2023 | olneytheatre.org
Studio Museum in Harlem – Artist-in-Residence
Three artists of African or Afro-Latinx descent working in any medium receive studio space, research support, institutional guidance, and a $37,500 stipend paid out over the course of the residency.
Deadline: May 22, 2023 | studiomuseum.org
The Nicholson Project – Artist Residency Program
Artists and creatives of all types can apply for this 10-week residency at a historic home in Southeast Washington, DC, which includes a $5,000 stipend among other benefits. There is a $15 application fee.
Deadline: May 10, 2023 | thenicholsonproject.org
Master Drawings – Ricciardi Prize
The $5,000 award is given to the best new and unpublished essay on a drawings topic by a scholar under 40. The winning submission will be published in a 2024 issue of Master Drawings.
Deadline: November 15, 2023 | masterdrawings.org
A.I.R. Gallery – Call for Curators
Seeking curator proposals for the 2024 CURRENTS exhibition. Benefits include a $1,500 curatorial fee, WAGE-certified artist fees, a $3,000 shipping budget, and more. The sliding cost for applications is $10–$30.
Deadline: May 15, 2023 | airgallery.org
CUE Art Foundation – Open Call for Curatorial Projects
One emerging curator will organize a group exhibition at CUE’s NYC gallery in 2024. There is a $2,500 honorarium, a budget for artist fees, mentor support from an established curator, and more. The application fee is $10.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | cueartfoundation.org
CUE Art Foundation – Open Call for Solo Exhibitions
Each year, the organization awards three artists opportunities for solo exhibitions. These come with a $5,000 honorarium, a budget for shipping and handling, mentor support, and more. There is a $10 application fee.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | cueartfoundation.org
Grist – Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors
Writers from around the globe can submit short stories about futures in which climate crisis solutions improve our world. In addition to online publication, first place wins $3,000 and finalists also receive prize money.
Deadline: June 13, 2023 (11:59pm PT) | grist.org
Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco – Meantime
Bay Area artists will be given $1,500 stipends to activate ICA SF through pop-up performances, workshops, and events, or via longer-term residency projects that use the museum as a studio space.
Deadline: May 21, 2023 | icasf.org
Living Walls – Laura Patricia Calle Grant
This all-inclusive $20,000 grant will support the full production of a mural in the Metro Atlanta region. It should inform on the subject(s) of social equity, feminism, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and cultural diversity.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | livingwallsatl.com
The Boston Printmakers – 2023 North American Print Biennial
Over $12,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards for this printmaking show in Boston, Massachusetts, in the fall of 2023. The entry fee is $45.
Deadline: May 12, 2023 | bostonprintmakers.org
Andy Warhol Foundation – Arts Writers Grant
Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories — articles, books, and short-form writing — these grants support emerging and established writers addressing both general and specialized art audiences.
Deadline: May 17, 2023 | artswriters.org
Firelight Media – William Greaves Research and Development Fund
Mid-career nonfiction filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the US, as well as filmmakers in Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia, can apply for up to $40,000.
Deadline: June 6, 2023 | firelightmedia.tv
Queer | Art – Illuminations Grant
Awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, this annual $10,000 grant is intended to support and shed light on Black trans women visual artists. Four finalists will also each receive $1,250.
Deadline: July 12, 2023 | queer-art.org
The JGS Fellowship for Photography
New York State-based photographers (and artists whose practices involve photographic techniques) who don’t live in NYC are invited to apply for this $7,000 unrestricted cash grant.
Deadline: June 15, 2023 | nyfa.org
VIA Art Fund – Artistic Production Grants
Accepting letters of inquiry from artists, nonprofits, and institutions for $25,000–$100,000 to support commissions outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in non-traditional exhibition environments.
Deadline: May 18, 2023 | viaartfund.org
FROM LOUISVILLE VISUAL ART
art[squared] Canvases Ready!
Deadline: May 29, 2023
Entry Fee: FREE (must be 18 and over)
Dates: June 20 - 22, 2022
Contact: Amy Chase, email@example.com
History Inspires Fellowship at Filson Historical Society
Deadline: October 20, 2023
Entry Fee: Free
Open to: ALL Artists, Makers, Choreographers, Composers, etc.
Location: Filson Historical SocietyScott Edward Scarboro, firstname.lastname@example.org
JTown Quills Mural
Deadline: May 15, 2023
Budget: The budget for the project is $15,000. The budget is intended to cover all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, artist’s fee, design, materials, equipment, installation, and insurance.
Open to: experienced mural artists in Louisville, KY.
Location: Quills Coffee, 10501 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY
Contact Name: Tracy Pennington, email@example.com
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
Deadline: May 19, 2023 at 5:00PM ET
Entry Fee: FREE
*To be eligible to apply, your average adjusted gross income for the last two years you’ve filed tax returns must be no greater than $75,000 ($150,000 for joint filers). For Emergencies occuring September 1, 2022 and later. There are three eligibility criteria in this program: Individual, Artistic, and Emergency. We recommend you check all of these before taking the time to complete the application.
Notification of Award: June 30, 2023
Location: Reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory
Contact Name: Grants Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
LVA Free Wall
Open to: Artists of any skill level
Location: Louisville Visual Art, 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville KY
Contact Name: Desmone Stepp, email@example.com
Entry Fee: Free
Additional Information: Takeover Tuesday is an opportunity for BIPOC artists to feature their work or the work of others on LVA social media for one day. On the chosen date, LVA will post no other material except what is provided by the artist. View past participaints on Facebook and Instagram at #LVATakeoverTuesday. To be included fill out the form at the link below:
April/May Grants & Opportunities
Thank you for vibing with Chahta Noir Newsletter. I’m an artist and I know how frustrating it can be to make/sell/promote/fund your work so I like to share a monthly message of encouragement with some helpful resources.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: rolling basis
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $500 and $3,000 for experimental artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.
Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
Deadline: rolling basis
This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
OTHER ART FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
A Studio in the Woods: Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies
New Orleans, LA
Deadline: April 10, 2023
The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and cultural issues. A Studio in the Woods encourages artists to guide our collective response to this challenging issue while bringing wisdom, integrity, optimism, and even humor to intentional projects seeking transformation for our species and our planet. The 6-week residency includes a $3000 stipend and a $2000 supply budget.
KODA Social Practice Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: April 10, 2023
KODA offers an artist residency program for two mid-career, female-identifying and/or non-binary artists who create conceptual and socially engaged work. The program is placed under the theme of Borders + Boundaries.
Deadline: April 15, 2023
Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space, Locust Projects makes art happen by supporting artists with opportunities and resources—like WaveMaker incubator grants. Grantees receive up to $6,000 each in three categories: New Work / Projects, Long-Haul Projects, and Research & Development + Implementation. In the spirit of Locust Projects’ artist-driven mission, WaveMakers experiment and take risks, creating innovative work that is shared with the public in unconventional spaces.
LAB MFA – Summer Residency
Deadline: April 16, 2023
Locust Projects invites graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for the LAB MFA: R+D Mobile Studio program. This year’s residency and exhibition opportunity focuses on art and social practice offering current MFA students across disciplines the time, space and resources to be in residence for up to 4 weeks as part of the ongoing R+D Mobile Studio series. The goal of the residency is to allow for experimentation that creates a jumping off point for staging performances, convenings, artist activations, or happenings working with the available spaces in our new home.
Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership – Mandel Cultural Leadership Program
This two-year fellowship program, which includes a $20,000 yearly stipend, is for artists and producers who aim to reimagine Jewish life and galvanize action on a range of social issues through their creative work.
Deadline: April 17, 2023 | mandelinstitute.org
Youth Crime Prevention Grant Funding From Gov. Andy Beshear
Gov. Beshear: Kentucky to Award $445,000 in Grant Funding to Aid in Preventing Youth CrimeContact: Morgan Hall firstname.lastname@example.org 502-564-8214
Priority funding to be awarded to programs diverting youth from the juvenile justice systemGov. Andy Beshear announced that applications will be available on April 4, for an anticipated $445,000 in grant funding to aid in preventing youth crime across the commonwealth: https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=Justice&prId=158
NCPD@JANM — Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship
The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at the Japanese American National Museum will award two $5,000 fellowships to emerging writers of color who have demonstrated commitment to writing about the art of communities of color.
Deadline: May 1, 2023 | janm.org
Oak Spring Garden Foundation – 2024 Interdisciplinary Residency
Open to all creative practitioners who are working on projects that address plants, landscapes, or gardens. The award includes a $2,000 or $800 grant and a five- or two-week stay at OSGF in Northern Virginia.
Deadline: May 31, 2023 | osgf.org
Lexington Call for Designs
Deadline: April 30, 2023
Entry Fee: FREE
Open to: Within 150 mile radius of Lexington, KY
Contact: Kate Savage, email@example.com
SVCREATES – California Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship Program
Central Californian artists can apply for funding and statewide recognition in one of three tiers: Emerging Artist Fellows ($5,000), Established Artist Fellows ($10,000), and Legacy Artist Fellows ($50,000).
Deadline: May 5, 2023 (5pm ET) | svcreates.org
The Caribbean Digital Virtual Artist’s Residency
This six-month virtual residency will provide digital media artists of the Caribbean and its diasporas with a $5,000 cash stipend, curatorial mentorship, virtual studio visits, and more.
Deadline: April 15, 2023 | caribbeandigitalnyc.net
Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants
Deadline: April 18, 2023
The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) will distribute a total of $300,000 in funding—up to $20,000 per project—to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.
AC Hotel: Call for Artwork
Deadline: April 17, 2023
Entry Fee: FREE
Open to: 2D and 3D artists (must be able to hang on a wall), 18 and over (priority will be given to artists living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas).
Dates: April 2023 - October 2023
Location: AC Hotel, 725 E. Market St., Louisville, KY
Contact: Amy Chase, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
Deadline: May 31, 2023
The fellowship is awarded to an outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. It is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 – 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art.
Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Deadline: rolling basis
The Adobe Creative Residency program supports creators of visual digital work, offering grants of $500–$5,000 for either a portfolio project or a paid Adobe project commission.
Awesome Foundation On the Water Grant
Deadline: rolling basis
This grant awards $1,000 per month to a water-focused project that brings creativity, culture, and inclusion to the water or provides a new way of thinking about the water. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.
The Latinx Project at NYU – Artist in Residence
Emerging or mid-career artists living and working anywhere in the US can apply for this residency, which includes an honorarium of up to $12,000, an $8,000 budget for a solo presentation at NYU, and more.
Deadline: May 1, 2023 | latinxproject.nyu.edu
Triangle Arts Association – 2023–2025 Residency
Triangle offers free studio space in NYC and a life-changing working environment for committed artists through studio-based opportunities to experiment and create new work. It is free to apply until April 20 at 5pm.
Deadline: May 11, 2023 | triangleartsnyc.org
Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration – Mellon Arts & Practitioner Fellowship
Taking place during the Fall 2023 term in New Haven, Connecticut, this fellowship for artists, media makers, and journalists comes with a $10,000 honorarium plus $5,000 for travel, rent, and supplies.
Deadline: April 17, 2023 | apply.interfolio.com/122298
Museum of Arts and Design – 2023 Burke Prize
The contemporary art prize honors an artist 45 or under working in the US with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. A juried selection, the winner of the open call will receive $50,000.
Deadline: April 28, 2023 | madmuseum.org
Academy of American Poets – James Laughlin Award
Poets with a second book of poetry forthcoming in the next calendar year are eligible for this award, which includes $5,000, an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, and more.
Deadline: May 15, 2023 | poets.org
Call for exhibition proposals for 2024
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Entry Fee: FREE
Open to: Kentucky residents
Exhibit Dates: 2014
Location: Lexington Art League
Contact: Faville Donahue, email@example.com
Cleveland Arts Prize
Five unrestricted $10,000 prizes will go to applicants in the disciplines of Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Theatre/Dance, and Design. Artists must work or live in Northeast Ohio (or have done so in the past).
Deadline: May 1, 2023 | clevelandartsprize.org
Fundación Botín – Art Grants 2023/2024
Artists from around the world can apply for €23,000 in funding to support individual projects that may require training (academic or otherwise), non-academic research, and production.
Deadline: May 5, 2023 | centrobotin.org
Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists
Deadline: April 17, 2023
Entry Fee: FREE
Open to: Applicants must be a minimum of 25 years old and have completed any formal art training a minimum of three years prior to the application deadline, so if you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or post-graduate art or design program you are not eligible. This is a one-time prize; winners of the Fischer Award are not eligible to apply for future Fischer Awards. Contact: Amy Chase, firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Annual Mothering Me Exhibition
Deadline: April 21, 2023
Entry Fee: FREE
Open to: Female identifying and non-binary artists who are mothers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Exhibit Dates: May and June 2023
Location: Art Sanctuary
Contact: Marcia Holloway Ross, email@example.com
PAID WRITING OPPORTUNITIES (from Erica Verrillo’s Publishing…and Other Forms of Insanity)
The Fabulist. Genre: Fantastical and genre fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: April 8, 2023. See theme.
Griffith Review: The Leisure Principle. Genre: Nonfiction and fiction. "The leisure principle is one of work hard to play hard, a rigorous pursuit of monetarised hedonism: YOLO, live your best life, have a good time all the time. It has rendered the world a pleasure garden – for those who can afford it – of interminable excess and consumption without end. From the ecstasy of the digital to the monied spectacle that is sport, the gamification of everyday life to the flourishing hierarchy of influencers, new codes and disciplines have emerged from this regimentation of recreation." Payment: Negotiated. Deadline: April 10, 2023.
Lonely Planet. Genre: Guidebooks for across southern Africa. "We’re looking for people with a deep love and knowledge of the country with great writing skills. You should be living there or have travelled through it extensively in the last 18 months.” They have a specific interest in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Payment: Rates run upwards of $1,500 dependent on word count and research times. Deadline: April 10, 2023. Submit via form here.
Mslexia. Restrictions: Open to women. Genre: Fiction poetry, nonfiction. Payment: £25. Deadline: April 10, 2023.
So to Speak. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. "We are looking for work that matches our intersectional feminist viewpoint." Payment: $100 per contributor. Deadline: April 10, 2023. No submission fee for Black/Indigenous writers.
Samjoko Magazine is devoted to publishing "exemplary work from content creators around the world. Focusing mainly upon the written word, we hope to create an immersive digital and print platform that stands out for its honesty and desire to take risks for the sake of artistic expression. We have no set aesthetic, though different themes will be focused upon periodically. We aim to publish seasonally, with our inaugural issue expected to be released early 2022. Response times vary between 1 day to 4 months. Apologies in advance for form rejections. Our goal is to publish 15 pieces per issue." Payment: $20. Deadline: April 10, 2023.
Funicular Magazine. Genre: Fiction and poetry. Payment: Short story: $10/printed page (up to a maximum of $100); Flash: $25 per piece; Poetry: $25 per piece. Payment for print publication only. Deadline: April 11, 2023.
Showcase: Object & Idea. Genre: Flash fiction and nonfiction, and poetry. A poem and a prose piece are selected for each monthly issue, and the authors answer questions about the meaning behind their work. Payment: $50. Deadline: April 12, 2023. Reprints accepted.
Solarpunk Magazine. Genre: Solarpunk. Payment: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay. Deadline: April 14, 2023.
Narrative. Genre: Short story, novel excerpt, novella, poem, or literary nonfiction. Payment: Up to $1000. Deadline: April 14, 2023. (Narrative does not charge submission fees during the first two weeks of April.)
All Women are Werewolves: An Anthology of Womanhood. Restrictions: Open to women, inclusive of those who identify as non-binary and trans women. Genre: Short stories. "This anthology is a collection of stories about the transformative experiences that shape womanhood; dark, uncanny, curious and captured by vivid, varied feminine voices." Payment: £100 plus author copies of the book. Deadline: April 14, 2023.
Translunar Travelers Lounge. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.03 per word with a minimum of $20. Deadline: April 15, 2023. (Note: April 15-21 is reserved for writers of color)
Gallery of Curiosities. Genre: Speculative fiction up to 7,500 words. See themes. Payment:1 cent/word for reprints, 5 cents/word for original stories. Podcast. Print anthology is not paying at this time. Deadline: April 15, 2023. Accepts reprints.
Room Magazine. Restrictions: Room publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by folks of marginalized genders, including but not limited to women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. See theme. Genre: Original short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, or art. Payment: $50 (CAD) for one page 60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Mirrors Reflecting Shadows: A Trevor Project Charity Anthology. Genre: Flash fiction and short stories. All genres. "Outcast Press, Anxiety Press, and Roi Fainéant Press have teamed up to curate a charity anthology with proceeds going towards The Trevor Project. For over 20 years, The Trevor Project has worked tirelessly on suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth. We are open to most genres, including, but not limited to, literary, transgressive, horror, crime, noir, and speculative fiction. The pieces can be about most anything, so don’t feel you need to write about LGBTQ+ issues. We want a smorgasbord of short stories and flash fiction. Of course you can touch on these topics, and are encouraged to do so, but the point is to gather excellent short fiction in service of a great cause" Payment: $40. Deadline: April 15, 2023. Accepts reprints.
Electric Spec. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20 per piece. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Bourbon Penn. Genre: "We are looking for highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd. Odd characters, odd experiences, odd realities. We’re looking for genre / speculative stories and are quite partial to slipstream, cross-genre, magic realism, absurdist, and the surreal." Length: 2000 - 7500 words. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature. Genre: Short stories and poetry that explore possibilities for the future. Theme: Artificial Intelligence. Word count: up to 5,000 words. Payment: $25 CND for poems and between $50 and $75 CND per short story. Deadline: April 15, 2023. Reprints accepted, provided they are not currently available for free online.
Over/Exposed. Restrictions: "We prioritize the work of graduate students, so please indicate in your submission if you are a graduate student, including your university, and department." Open internationally. Genre: Flash, short fiction, and non-fiction personal essays/memoir, poetry, reviews, experimental, art. "We are focused on the publication of works that are vulnerable, experimental, a little bit weird and sexy." Payment: CAD $15, Deadline: April 15, 2023.
FlowerSong Press. Restrictions: Open to Latinx authors. Genre: Horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Length: 75,000 to 150,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Rattle: Tribute to Prompt Poems. Genre: Poetry. The poems may be any subject, style, or length, but must have been generated by a writing prompt. Payment: $200. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Event Magazine. Genre: Poetry. Payment: Canadian $40/page for poetry. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Bull City Press: Inch. Genre: Small collections—a minimum of three stories or essays, or a constellation of poems, between 10-16 pages in length. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Consequence Magazine: The Culture of War. Genre: Short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and visual art mainly focused on the culture of war. Payment: $20 - $60 for prose and poetry, $150 for art. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
The Devil Take You: Tales of Medieval Horror. Genre: Weird tales set in the medieval period that explore the human (and inhuman) experience through the lens of horror. Payment: $125 - $200. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Gival Press, LLC. Genre: Full-length fiction, non-fiction (essays / educational texts), and poetry. Publications are in English, French, and Spanish. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 15, 2023. Queries only.
Dose of Dread. Genre: Horror flash fiction. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: 2c/word. Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Invisible City. Genre: Prose up to 5,000 words, all genres. Payment: $20. Deadline: April 16, 2023.
Daikaijuzine. Genre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $10.00 for each short story, and $5.00 for each poem and flash fiction piece. Deadline: April 16, 2023.
Poems of Liberty—Project Europe 2050. Restrictions: Open to poets who reside within the European Union. Genre: Poetry that explores the future of Europe. Payment: €250 per contributor. Deadline: April 16, 2023.
Sinister Smile Press: If I Die Before I Wake – Tales of Halloween Horror. Genre: Horror. Length: Between 4,000 and 10,000 words. Payment: $30 - $50 depending on length. Deadline: April 19, 2023.
SICK. Restrictions: Open to sick/chronically ill/mentally ill/disabled writers. Genre: Personal essays, creative and experimental nonfiction, fiction, lyric essays, poetry, interviews, reviews, art. Payment: £50 per contributor. Deadline: April 20, 2023.
Flash Fiction Online. Genre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary flash fiction. Length: 500- to 1000-words. Payment: $80. Deadline: April 21, 2023.
Hoax. Genre: "Creative work that incorporates text." Payment: £50. Deadline: April 23, 2023.
Voiceworks. Restrictions: Open to Australians under the age of 25. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. See theme. Payment: $100 for written work and art, $150 for multi-page comics or suites of art. Deadline: April 23, 2023. Nonfiction pitches.
Mudroom. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and essays in translation. Payment: $15. Deadline: April 25, 2023.
Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box. Genre: Poetry. Payment $40 CAD. Deadline: April 25, 2023.
Strange Horizons. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: 10¢/word USD. Deadline: Opens on April 26, 2023. Submissions capped at 1,000.
Rabbit. Genre: Nonfiction poetry. Theme: Archive. Payment: Pays Australian writers only. Deadline: April 28, 2023.
The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: April 29, 2023. See themes.
Ofic. Genre: Short fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, art. "Send us your dead doves, your blorbos, your plinkos, your wretched meow meows yearning to be free; that thing you wrote that made you think, “I don’t know where this belongs”; the stuff you’d never show anyone you know IRL. Give us your shameless, self-indulgent smut; the manuscript to the video essay you dictated to your YouTube subscribers in your head; your thoughtful explorations of trauma and identity; your Pepe Silvia wall; your sci-fi, your fantasy, your romance, your realism. We want anything and everything. As long as you identify as a fan, we want to read your work." (Up to 12,000 words). Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Strange Machines: An Anthology of Dark User Manuals. Genre: "We are looking for your darkest, strangest microfiction in the form of user manuals, FAQs, and how-to guides for the use of (or by) robots!" Length: 250 words max. Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Boulevard. Genre: Poems up to 200 lines. Send up to five poems. Also fiction and nonfiction. Payment: $50-$250 for poetry, and $100-300 for prose. Deadline: April 30, 2023. No submission fee for mailed submissions.
Massachusetts Review. Genre: Fiction, poetry, hybrid, translations. Payment: $100. Deadline: April 30, 2023. Fee for online submissions. No fee for USPS.
Shoreline of Infinity. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, 6000 words max. Theme: Climate Change. Payment: £20/1000 words. Deadline: April 30, 2023. Accepts translations of stories originally published in another language.
After Happy Hour. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, comics. Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
The Haunted Zone. Restrictions: Open to those who identify as a woman and have served in the military. Genre: Horror. THEME: Hauntings/to be haunted/to haunt. Payment: 3 cents/word. $10 minimum. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Voiceworks. Restrictions: Open to Australians under the age of 25. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. See theme. Payment: $100 for written work and art, $150 for multi-page comics or suites of art. Deadline: April 30, 2023. Fiction, completed nonfiction and poetry.
Inklings Press. Genre: Fantasy, sci fi and horror with a strong mystery or investigation theme. Length: around 5,000 words. Payment: $100. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Honeyguide Magazine is a bi-annual magazine that features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and blog posts about animals and their human neighbors. Payment: $25 for the story, $50 for art. Only pays for featured articles. Deadline: April 30, 2022. See themes.
Parallel Universe Publications: Swords & Sorceries Volume 6. Genre: Heroic fantasy. Payment: £25; and an additional £25 if a hardcover version is issued. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Smoking Pen Press: Weather. Genre: Short stories on theme: Weather. "We are looking for Ill Winds, and Wild Weather. All fiction genres are considered." Word count: 1,200 to 7,000 words. Payment: $20. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
The Temz Review. Genre: Prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) up to 10,000 words long. Payment: $20. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Otoroshi Journal. Genre: Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Read on the Run. Genre: Short fiction. Word count: 1,200 to 7,000 words. Theme: Weather. Payment: $20. Deadline: April 30, 2023. Accepts reprints.
Planisphere Quarterly. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Nine Arches. Genre: Poetry collections. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Chestnut Review. Genre: Chapbooks: Prose, poetry or hybrid. Payment: $120 plus royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Plenitude Magazine "Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature through an online publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, book reviews and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers. We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone." Payment: $50 - $100. Deadline: April 30, 2023 for international writers. Rolling submissions for Canadians.
Mythic. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy short stories. Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Payment: 1 cent/word for original fiction, $25 for reprints. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Hub City Press. Genre: Books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. "We are seeking new and extraordinary voices from the American South." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023. Note: Submit nonfiction only.
Strange Aeon. Genre: Stories in a cosmic horror/Lovecraftian vein. Payment: $20 - $35. Deadline: April 30, 2023, or until filled. See theme,
Variant Lit. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Haven Speculative. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 1 cent/word for fiction and $5 - $10 for poetry. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Terrain.org. Genre: Poetry, nonfiction, fiction, artwork, videos, and other contributions on place, climate, and justice. Payment: $50. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
The Threepenny Review. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. Deadline: April 30, 2023. (Nonreading period: May 1 through December 31.)
Mythaxis. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
JMS Books. Genre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See theme. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
The Rabbit Hole. Genre: Weird stories and poems. Theme: “Destination: Journey”. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Cast of Wonders. Restrictions: Open to writers under 18. Genre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Theme: Banned Books Week. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words. For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Soul Ink: Volume 1. Genre: Poetry. 1,000 word count minimum (not line count) Payment: Royalties (?). Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Dark Recesses Press. Genre: Horror/dark fiction pieces 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Brick. Genre: Nonfiction. Payment: $55–685, depending on the length of accepted work, plus two copies of the issue the work appears in and a one-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Dragon Soul Press: Pirate Gold. Genre: "All stories featuring pirates are welcome. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Treasure Planet and everything in between." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Mud Season Review. Genre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Harbor Review. Genre: Poetry, art. See theme. Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Galley Beggar Press (UK). Genre: Full-length literary fiction (novels and short story collections) and narrative non-fiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Psychopomp. Genre: Speculative fiction or literary novellas between 20,000 to 40,000 words. See themes. Payment: Advance against royalties of $750, as well as 25% of net net receipts. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Texas Review Press publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly works. "Topics we are interested in include 20th/21st Century American Poetry, Environmental Writing, Ecopoetics, Contemporary Poetics, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Southern Literature, Southern Issues, Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas/Louisiana Literature, Texas/Louisiana History, Folklore, Cajun-Creole Studies, African-American Literature, African-American Studies, Latinx Literature, Latinx Studies, & Texas/Mexico History." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023. Submissions are capped at 300, so submit early.
Martian: The Magazine of Science Fiction Drabbles. Genre: Science fiction of exactly 100 words. Payment: Original fiction, 8 cents/word. Reprints, 4 cents/word. Deadline: April 30, 2023. Reprints accepted.
khōréō. Restrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. "This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work." Genre: Stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. Payment: 0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and $40-300 for art. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Lightspeed. Restrictions: Open to BIPOC writers only. Genre: Fantasy short fiction. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Intrepid Times. Genre: Travel writing "with heart." Payment: $50 - $250. Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Cemetery Gates. Genre: Horror novels and novellas. Payment: Novel: $500-2,000 advance, 60% royalties to author. Novella: $500-1,000 advance, 60% royalties to author. Deadline: Opens May 1, 2023.
Struggle Magazine. Genre: Poetry, short stories (1000-7500 words), personal essays (1000-4500 words), art criticism (1000-4500), short plays, and play excerpts. "We are not genre specific, just looking for good and honest writing. We highlight writers who have some kind of a connection to the DC, Maryland, Virginia area." Payment: $75 per contributor. Deadline: May 1, 2023
The First Line. Genres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.) Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. Deadline: May 1, 2023.
Nonbinary Review: Epic Fail. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and art around the theme of Epic Fail. Payment: 1 cent per word for prose, and a flat fee of $10 for poetry. Deadline: May 1, 2023. Closes when cap is reached, so submit early.
Last Girls Club. Genre: Feminist horror: short stories and poems - see themes. Payment: Short Story-2,500 words or less. $0.01 USD per word/$25 USD and copy of magazine; Flash Fiction-less than a 1,000 words $0.01 USD per word/$10 USD; Poems-less than 200 words $10 upon acceptance and a PDF of the magazine. Deadline: May 1, 2023. May close early if they reach their cap.
Foglifter. Genre: Foglifter is a biannual compendium of queer and trans writing. It’s a space where LGBTQ+ writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace. "Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. We want the pieces that challenged you as a writer, what you poured yourself into and risked the most to make. But we also want your tenderest, gentlest work, what you hold closest to your heart. Whatever you're working on now that's keeping you alive and writing, Foglifter wants to read it." Payment: $25. Deadline: May 1, 2023.
Tales of the Apocalypse. Genre: Post-Apocalyptic. Length: 5,000 to 10,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 1, 2023.
Rich People Being Shitty: Tales of the Super Wealthy and Depraved. Genre: Fictional short stories ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 words examining the ways in which the most affluent among us commit wrongs. Payment: Either $25 or $35, Deadline: May 1, 2023.
Grumpy Old Gods Anthology. Genre: Speculative fiction stories about retired gods. Theme: "Grumpy Gods, particularly those who might be using their abilities in a post-internet environment. Maybe Mercury is heavily invested in Google. Janus might be the reason for crypto. Heck, I bet that Aphrodite owns 90% of every single florist in the country. Do your gods still have the juice, or have their powers gotten a little wonky as they have gotten older? Make it Grumpy. Make it funny." Length: 3,000-4,000 words. Payment: A percentage of the profits. Deadline: May 1, 2023.
Rock and a Hard Place: The One Percent – Tales of the Super Wealthy and Depraved. Genre: Short stories, may have speculative elements. "We are looking for fictional short stories ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 words examining the ways in which the most affluent among us commit wrongs. These transgressions can range from broken laws to the perfectly legal, though otherwise reprehensible." Payment: $25 or $35. Deadline: May 1, 2023.
New Year, Newsletter
The C.R.E.A.M. Workshop @KMAC
This year Louisville is hosting the 30th Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam. Thanks to Mr. SpreadLove and Stevon I am hosting a workshop for writers & artists at KMAC (715 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202).
One part of the workshop deals with writing proposals. You can visit my LINKTREE for the full presentation (free for a limited time) and I included proposal tips below:
CHAHTA NOIR GRANT TEMPLATE
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I'm Looking Forward
I don't yet have a handle on what I'm looking forward to. There was something about that 70 degree day in the Winter that reminded me anything is possible. Last Thursday I de-installed my first solo exhibition "Something in the Water" at the Speed Art Museum and I'm preparing for two group shows. A colleague invited me to apply for another residency and I caught the tail end of a deadline extension for the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.
Thanks to Today's Woman I got a feature in their January issue and Terra Leavell hooked me up with an event where I sold $1500 worth of my art in one day at the 1619 Gathering Space. This summer I'll be teaching a Juneteenth arts camp with Louisville Visual Arts and a few of my Something in the Water collection pieces will be featured in the Carnegie Center for Arts & Humanity.
I am writing all this to make sure I celebrate the wins.
Being an artist can be tumultuous. There are times when we feel lost or unsure. It's amazing how things can change so quickly in such. short period of time. I am committed to celebrating my success. Out loud. I invited you to do the same.
Enjoy the journey.
How To Write a Great Artist Statement
Raise your hand if you LOVE writing artists statements!
Rarely does someone enjoy the precess. Personally, I've written hundreds of artist statements, cover letters, references, reviews, and bios for other people, but when it comes to writing my own artist statement it tends to take me 2 or 3 days to even get started.
Here are 5 things that can help when writing an artist statement.
1. DESCRIBE YOUR SPECIFIC PROCESS. Sometimes your process is all magical with prayer crystals and stars and quasars and whatnot. More often, though, your process is a bit mundane or repetitive. There is value in every type of creative process. In one artist statement I described how I painted while home schooling my son. That collaborative effort between me and my son (at the time he was a toddler) informed my work. While having a child limited my work in some ways, it also amplified a deficit in many fine arts spaces. My artist statement became centered around navigating that challenge.
Shauntrice is a mother, curator, and artist living & loving in Kentucky.