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!’
CALLS FOR PITCHES
Catapult Story: Wants essays from writers of color on “about musical theatre with a hybrid essay-criticism slant”
GRAMMY.COM: “Looking for album/event anniversary pieces, artist interviews, culture features and more.” | Pay is from $200 to $400
Tech and Learning: Wants a BIPOC writer to work on an upcoming assignment on tips from 3-4 experts on how to incorporate Black History Month into classroom teaching. $300 for 600-8000 words | Send inquiries to TechLearnEditor@gmail.com.
ARTS TECHNICA: Looking for “… reviews, interviews, analysis of relevant media” at a rate of $500 per piece | Send pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org
Travelfish: “… Travelfish is looking for more submissions for the long reads section. In particular, it is looking for a writer out of Cambodia & Singapore (As trying to loop around the region). We pay US$750 for 2,500 to 3,500 words, with pics.”
WRITING RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS, ETC
Good Hart Artist Residency is a month-long residency open for writers, singers, and songwriters with an application deadline of Feb 17. $25 application fee. Submit here.
Fountainhead Residency has a “June 2021 residency is dedicated to BIPOC artists who are mothers” and artists are “provided a $1,500 stipend to help offset the cost of childcare and will have dedicated time for self-care, something too few moms are able to do for themselves.”
Poetry Foundation is offering Emergency Grants for poetry and art organizations ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. The application closes on March 15.
Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is offering a number of fellowships for emerging and marginalized writers. The application fee for each fellowship is $25. The application due dates range from February to March. Check here for more details.
To end off this newsletter, I’ll leave you a video on writing for you for inspiration. This 2019 talk and interview with the writer, Ocean Vuong, is one of my favorite writer interviews ever. Vuong breaks down his approach to writing his critically acclaimed novel, On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous. In particular, Vuong’s answer to an audience member’s question (starting at 34:10) is one of the most inspiring insights into writing about queer desire and failure. I
It’s given me a lot to think about since I first watched it and I recommend it to other creatives often.