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Opportunities for Artists - Literary

Updated: Friday, July 21, 2006

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THE UCROSS FOUNDATION RESIDENCY PROGRAM for the arts and literature offers residencies for 2-8 weeks. Located on a 22,000acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains, the Foundation provides individual workspace, living accommodations, uninterrupted time and the experience of the historic High Plains landscape to selected writers, artists, and composers working in all disciplines. There is no charge for room, board, or studio space. The quality of an applicant’s work is given primary consideration in the review process; individuals from all stages of their professional careers are invited to apply. At any one time there are typically 8 individuals in residence. Facilities include an Elephant etching press and a composer’s cabin which has an electronic keyboard, synthesizer, and piano. Annual deadlines are October 1 for Spring Session (February-June) and March 1 for Fall Session (August-December). For brochure, application and guidelines, visit our website or send SASE to Ucross Foundation 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835. Phone: (307) 737-2291, Fax: (307) 737-2322, Email:
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GirlSpeak is a webzine which is currently accepting poetry, prose, photography, visual art, lyrics, plays, fiction, journal entries, paintings, collages, short videos and non-fiction from girls ages 12-20.
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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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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: snowapplejournal @ or SnowApple c/o Plum Run Writers Circle Route 1 Box 50 Farmington WV 26571

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.