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  • Fellowship/Residency Opportunities

    Hambridge Center Veteran Fellowship

    The Hambridge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences is offering a Veteran Fellowship! Hambridge will provide a $700 stipend and waives the fee for a 2 week residency for an outstanding applicant in any discipline that served in the U.S. Military. A sanctuary of time and space situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, the Hambridge inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

  • Submission Opportunities

    The Soldier’s Arts Academy

    • When: Deadline Oct.13, 2021
    • What: The Soldier’s Arts Academy is launching its first international poetry competition! They are looking for original, unpublished poems influenced by military life. The theme can be interpreted as loosely as you like as long as there is some link back to the military. The competition is open to all members of the military community, whether you are a serving soldier, a veteran or a relative of a service person/ex service person. You do not need to be a published poet or have tons of experience, just have a go!
    • Guidelines and submission information: Submit here.

    Consequence Forum

    • When: Oct. 15, 2021
    • What: Consequence Forum is an independent, non-profit organization that publishes two monthly features online (in addition to other online content) and a print journal in the fall and the spring. They are interested in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, reviews, visual art, and translations focused on the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. They do not consider work previously published in English. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.
    • Guidelines and submission information: www.consequenceforum.org/submissions

    2022 Bridge Award for Playwriting

    • When: Submissions accepted Dec. 10, 2021 – Jan. 10, 2022
    • What: The Bridge Award for Playwriting is open to all persons who are currently serving or have served in the United States military, regardless of age, experience, or background. This Award seeks to identify and encourage talented playwrights from the military community. First time playwrights are encouraged to apply, and the Award is particularly interested in elevating and celebrating underrepresented voices and stories. The Award gives aspiring playwrights with a military background the resources and mentorship to advance their visions and refine their work. It will encourage members of the military community to conceive themselves as artists and to tell their important and powerful stories. Includes a cash prize of $10,000 and a produced reading of the work.
    • Guidelines and submission information: Arts in the Armed Forces

    Hazelden Publishing Meditation Anthologies

    • When: Deadliine: Open
    • What: The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is putting together a book for Service Members and Veterans in recovery from substance abuse are looking for submissions from active, reserve, and veteran service members who are part of the recovery community and want to help others by sharing their own meditations for consideration to be included in the book.
    • Guidelines and submission information: Hazelden Publishing
    • Contact: editorial@hazeldenbettyford.org

    The Rutgers University Alumni Association and Rutgers University Foundation

    • When: Deadliine: Open
    • What: Writer who has served in the armed forces wanted as a writer for hire on a freelance basis. This would be occasional work as needed for individual projects, not a full- or part-time position. The U.S. veteran community is a rich source of experiences, knowledge, and creativity, and Rutgers University Alumni Association and the Rutgers University Foundation are seeking to expand their list of freelance writers in a way that honors and welcomes a diverse range of voices, including those of veterans.
    • Guidelines and submission information:
      Please submit up . to 3 work samples that demonstrate a strong writing ability and a grasp of basic journalistic practices. Rutgers-themed work samples are helpful but not required—your samples can be on any topic and we will only use them to assess writing ability. Please format your samples either as Word documents or PDFs. (It’s fine to send more than one item, they don’t need to be combined.) Links to web pages that do not involve a paywall are also acceptable.
    • Contact: content@ruf.rutgers.edu. Please address to “Alumni Editor” and put “Veteran writer” in the subject line.

    The Line: A Veteran Literary Journal

    • When: Deadline Rolling
    • What: The Line is The Line Literary Review is currently accepting submissions for fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry. The Line Literary Review focuses on publishing diverse and inclusive work that bridges the gap between veterans and new audiences.
    • Guidelines and submission information: www.thelineliterary.org
    • Contact: submissions@thelineliterary.org

    Red Bull Arts Microgrant

    • When: Deadline Rolling
    • What: Red Bull Arts is a national, experimental, and non-commercial arts program dedicated to creating new opportunities for artists and fostering public engagement in the arts. Their Microgrant Program awards two grants of $1000 each month to artists in a number of cities. These funds are meant to support artists in continuing their work however they see fit in this difficult moment. Both individuals and groups are eligible to apply.
    • Guidelines and submission information: https://redbullarts.slideroom.com

    GWOT Oral History Project

    • When: Deadline open
    • What: Tell your story for the GWOT Oral History Project website. The purpose of the project is to record oral testimony of people who served in Iraq or Afghanistan during the wars.
    • Contact: Zach Laporte, zachlaporte26@gmail.com
    • More information

    Inky Lab Publishing

    • When: Deadline open
    • Inky Lab is an independent publishing company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. They are currently working towards releasing a Remembrance anthology of short stories, poetry, and artwork based on the theme of service, and are looking for submissions from people who are currently serving as well as veterans and the families of people who serve/have served. You can find out more about their Remembrance Project on their website. They are offering successful submissions a free copy of the anthology as well as promotion. For every anthology sold, they will be making a donation to The Poppy Factory,
    • Current Projects: Remember Project and The Poppy Factory.
    • Submission Information

    Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

    • When: Deadline open
    • What: Call for submissions to a collection of personal stories from war veterans, Veterans' Healthcare on the Homefront, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
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