Residencies, Fellowships, and More

August 2021 Edition

On a monthly basis, Millennial Writer Life will send out writing opportunities ranging from pitches, fellowships, and residencies. Feel free to share links with friends or better yet, forward this email to them!

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PLACES TO PITCH

  • Autostraddle wants pitches on sex and dating from queer and/or trans writers. Rate is $80 to $200 | More info

  • Business Insider wants pitches on buying a home in the current market. Rate is $200. | More info

  • Glamour Magazine wants pitches for “ALL verticals [ent/bty/culture/wellness/style...]”. Rate is unknown. | More info

  • Roxane Gay has partnered with Mayors for Guaranteed Income and is accepting “essays about a world where everyone’s basic needs are met.” Rate is $2,000. | More info

  • [URGENT] Narratively is seeking pitches on “human development”. Rate is $2,500 | More info

  • Gay Is Family wants pitches “about coming out, love, family, identity, disagreements with younger queers etc.” Rate is Rs 800 to Rs 1500 "| More info

  • How to pitch Washington Post

  • A feature pitch guide for MIC.

  • A master list Google Sheet of a ton of editors and publications.

  • For more pitching resources, check out Writers Of Color on Twitter or StudyHallz Newsletter.

RESIDENCIES

  • KHN Center for the Arts Residency is 2-8 weeks, includes a $100 per week stipend, and accept artists of various mediums. The application is due September 1st.

  • UCross Residency is open to emerging and established “visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams.” The application is due September 1st.

  • Forge Fellowship aims to provide space for “individual makers and small teams (of no more than three) at any point in their career or process to spend a year (February through January) digging in, getting curious, and defining success. Learn to articulate your work to fellow innovators, concoct creative solutions to today’s conundrums, and retrofit your process with guidance from FORGE and leaders in your field. “ The application is due November 1st.

  • Yaddo is “a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York”. The application is due January 2, 2022.

FELLOWSHIPS

  • The Freedomways Reporting Project is accepting applications until August 20, 2021. The project “is looking to bring together five journalists, storytellers, community organizers, and those at that intersection for a six-month virtual training program in the principles of movement journalism, which we define as journalism in service to liberation.”

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In personal news… I’ve spent the last month or so away from MWL to work on personal writing projects at two artist residencies this summer. Though I’ve done many residencies, everyone is different and this summer proved that. When the artist or writing life is hard, be sure to give yourself whatever kind of break you need. This is something that I’ve been centering lately; not wanting to feel like a productivity machine and seeking to fall in love with the process again.

This is why I’m glad that I finished the second draft of my YA novel yesterday! Stay tuned for an MWL update on what writing a novel during the pandemic has been like..