Opportunities for Artists and Writers | January 2023

Check out Emily Stoddard’s list of publishers publishing poetry manuscripts, including publishers with no fees or fees-waived opportunities

Applications for PEN America’s Emerging Voices Fellowship are due on January 31st. Applicants must be at least 21, must reside in the U.S. at the time of applying for, and during the duration of, the fellowship, must be available to participate actively in all dimensions of fellowship programming, can’t be enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of the fellowship’s start date (June 2023; Doctoral candidates who have completed all coursework are considered eligible), can’t be a recipient of an advanced degree in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, can’t have one or more books published through major or independent publishers, university presses, or established presses, nor have a book under contract to a publisher at the time of application. Chapbooks or work published in literary journals are acceptable, and former Emerging Voices Fellows are not eligible to reapply.

Application fee waivers are available by contacting ev@pen.org.

Applications are still open for the 2023 Zoeglossia Fellowship. Poets, age 21+, who identify as disabled are eligible to apply. Writers within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities are highly encouraged to apply. No registration fee. Applications will remain open until February 15th at 11:59 ET.

Harbor Anthologies is currently looking for poetry, flash nonfiction (under 1500 words), and art by queer disabled writers and artists for an anthology that will explore the intersection of queerness and disability. Submissions due by March 31st and up to three pieces can be sent to writingthedisabledbody@gmail.com

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Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, prose, reviews, and interviews from marginalized creators.