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CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest

2019 CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest | $3,600 Awarded

Submissions are open September 1 to October 31 2019. Guest judge Benjamin Percy will choose three stories from a shortlist.  Visit https://craft.submittable.com/submit/147242/craft-3k-flash-fiction-contest-judge-benjamin-percy for more info.


GUIDELINES:
 

  • CRAFT submissions are open to all writers
  • International submissions are allowed
  • Fiction only
  • Please submit work in English only
  • 1,000 word count maximum—flash only
  • Review literary fiction, but are open to a variety of genres and styles — their only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft 
  • Previously unpublished work only—they do not review reprints, including self-published work, for contests
  • Allow simultaneous submissions—writers please notify CRAFT and withdraw your entry if your work is picked up elsewhere
  • $20 reading fee per entry allows up to two stories of 1,000 words or fewer each—if submitting two stories, please put them both in a SINGLE document
  • Allow multiple submissions—please submit each set of two flash stories as a separate submission accompanied by a reading fee
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in CRAFT
  • All entrants will receive an exclusive digital compilation in spring 2020 that includes: the winning pieces, with Benjamin Percy’s introductions and the winners’ craft essays; excerpts from the editors’ choice and finalist pieces; notes from the readers and editors about the reading process; and more
  • Please, please, double-space your submission and use Times New Roman 12 pt font
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history (if applicable)
  • Do not require blind submissions

 

AWARDS:

The writers of the three winning flash fiction pieces will each receive:

  • $1,000 award and a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides
  • Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story
  • A micro-interview with our flash fiction section editor, Tommy Dean

The $600 editors’ choice round:

  • $150 each and publication to four stories we just can’t let go

McKnight Fellowships in Playwriting

McKnight Artist Fellowships

The McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting recognizes and supports mid-career playwrights living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. The fellowship term is July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. The fellowship includes:

  • $25,000 stipend
  • $2,500 to support a play development workshop and other professional expenses
  • $1,400 in travel funds

Application Deadline is January 16, 2020. You are strongly encouraged to declare your intent to apply by early September 2019.

To learn more visit this website.

McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists.

The intent of this program is to recognize and support mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field. 2019 marks the first year McKnight will be partnering with MCBA to offer the fellowships program in the field of book arts. Each year going forward, MCBA will administer two Fellowship awards, which will allow Minnesota book artists to set aside time for study, reflection, opportunities, new projects, experimentation, and exploration.

Fellowship benefits include:

  • An unrestricted $25,000 award
  • Funding for professional digital documentation of artwork
  • MCBA Artist Collective membership during fellowship year
  • Two studio visits from a national critic/curator/artist
  • Featured participation in a public artist panel at Open Book
  • Travel honorarium to attend one conference during the fellowship year
  • Opportunity to attend an artist residency program 

The program is designed to award Minnesota book artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have created a substantial body of work over a sustained period of time, and are at a stage in their career that is beyond emerging.

Application Cycle Opens: December 1, 2019–March 1, 2020

Visit here for more information.

McKnight 2020 Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers

Intent to Apply for the 2020 Fellowships is due by Wednesday, September 4, 2019 

(with the final application due in spring 2020).

The Intent to Apply form is now open.

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dancers:  http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

Two webinars for all interested applicants are being offered

Tuesday, August 13th, 5:00-6:00 pm

Monday, August 19th, 12:00-1:00 pm

These sessions, led by Program Director Mary Ellen Childs, will be accessed through the online meeting site, Zoom. RSVP to mckfell@thecowlescenter.org, and you will be sent a link to enter the webinar by internet browser on a computer or smart phone.  

This information session will be geared towards first-time applicants and focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials – – the artistic statement, resume and work sample.  Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature, or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP. 

If you plan to submit an Intent to Apply, be aware that local panelists are already in place and viewing performances. Please submit performance information to us using our online calendar forms:

Choreographers:  http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-choreographers/

Dancers:     http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-dancer/

Be sure to give us as much lead time as possible (4-6 weeks is optimal) so that panelists can get your performances on their calendars.