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Updated 4/27/04
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Glimmer Train's Fall Short Story Award for New Writers. Open to all writers whose fiction hasn't appeared in a nationally-distributed publication with a circulation over 5000. $12 entry fee per story. Word count not to exceed 12000. 1st place $1200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories. Deadline September 30, 2004. Submissions info at

Poets & Writers Magazine announces state and national prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Because of space limitations, we list only prizes of $1,000 or more, prizes of $500 or more that charge no entry fee, and prestigious nonmonetary awards.

Submissions sought for photography, poetry, fiction and nonfiction for the Appalachian review Nantahala. For details and deadlines go to, or contact Robert Merritt, English Dept., Bluefield College, 3000 College Dr., Bluefield VA 24605, or call 540-326-4270.

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Women’s Writing Retreat, Creekside Resort. For dates & information, check, or call 1-800-691-6420.

Magic Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Guest House ( providing unique year-round creative opportunity for artists seeking renewal and solitude in the northern Maine wilderness. Registered guide service available for photographers on (and off) this 75-acre wooded refuge with pond, streams, and fields. Owned and operated by artists for the safe observation of moose, bear, coyote and hundreds of indigenous inhabitants.

The Jesse Stuart Foundation is seeking nonfiction profiles of Appalachian women in war for the third volume in their Appalachian Life Series. Editors suggest 1500-3000 words from any period of American history. Contact Dr. James Gifford at 1645 Winchester Ave, Ashland, KY 41105, 606-326-1667, or email [email protected].

ART 21: Art in the 21st Century Art:21 Art in the 21st Century is a new four-part PBS television series focusing on contemporary U.S. visual art and artists. The series is augmented by a website offering online chats with the artists, interactive community forums, artist bios, photos of work, detailed transcripts and film clips, a schedule and station finder, a downloadable educator's guide, and a place to order the Art:21 companion book and home videos.

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168 offers a call for artists, writers, choreographers, composers and filmakers. Work with the world's most distinguished artists in a retreat-like setting. The Center provides selected artists with free housing, weekday meals and studio time. For application procedures, visit or phone 800-393-6975.

SnowApple is a journal dedicated to poetry and the creative process, published annually in December. We hope to include new poets as well as the emerging and established; poets from Appalachia as well as the United States and beyond. We like to experience fresh language, vivid images and characters, readable poems that open the door to hidden worlds. Our favorites include Bly, Levertov, Thoreau, Lisel Mueller, Wendell Berry, John Logan, C.S. Lewis, Rich Mullins, and many others. The journal will average 36 pages, saddle-stapled and digest-sized. For more information or submission guidelines, please contact: [email protected] or SnowApple c/o Plum Run Writers Circle Route 1 Box 50 Farmington WV 26571

Residency opportunity at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Writers, painters, sculptors, dancers, and composers can participate in an interdisciplinary artists' community. For information on how to apply visit

The Student's Guide to Playwrighting Opportunities has just been released. The publication is a resource for young playwrights searching for college or developmental programs. For more information visit

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. Year round residency in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance. Phone or fax (508)228-2451.

Headlands Center for the Arts accepts ongoing applications for residencies in the visual, media, literary, and performing arts. Write Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry Sausalito, CA 94965, call (415)331-2787, or fax (415)331-3857.

Montana Artists Refuge. Ongoing applications, all disciplines. 3 months-1 year stays. Send SASE to Montana Artists Refuge Box 8 Basin, MT 59631 or call (406)225-3525.

Change, Inc. Grants. Emergency grants to artists for medical, living, other expenses. Around $100-$500. Change, Inc. Box 705 Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276 or call (212)473-3742.

Emergency Assistance Grant for artists working on a mature level for 10+ years who have needs arising from unforseen catastrophic accidents. Around $4,000. Write Gottleib Foundation 380 W. Broadway New York, NY 10012.