Via California Academy of Sciences:

“he California Academy of Sciences offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled institutional grant writer to join a dynamic development team at a renowned scientific institution. The California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in the heart of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park—and a powerful voice for biodiversity research and exploration, environmental education, and sustainability across the globe. 

The Grant Writer, Corporate & Foundation Philanthropy, is a new position responsible for creating compelling and persuasive proposals, reports, and other written materials for foundation and corporate donors who support the Academy's mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.  This is a new full-time position reporting to the Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Philanthropy.”

DEADLINE: July 31.



UNDERREPRESENTED EMERGING AUTHORS (fellowship, August 2) by Bear Guerra

Via PEN America:

“The PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship (EV) is a literary mentorship that aims to provide new writers who are isolated from the literary establishment with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career. 

While Emerging Voices encourages applications from writers living all over the country, this rigorous fellowship is based in Los Angeles. Weekly meetings combine with an intense reading and writing schedule. If you are not a resident of Los Angeles, and you are awarded the fellowship you will need to relocate for the seven month period, from January to July of 2020. Housing is not provided.”


WRITERS OF COLOR, FYI (stipend) by Bear Guerra

Via Asian American Writers Workshop:

“The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is proud to announce a new program that empowers writers of color to witness and write about mass incarceration.

The Witness Program began in the spring of 2019 and supports four creative writers, as part of our ongoing initiative A World Without Cages. Each participant will receive a stipend of $750, visit several sites of American incarceration and detention, meet with individuals who are directly affected, and take part in a pen-pal correspondence with an incarcerated writer. Their creative work will appear on The Margins, our online magazine of culture and ideas.

Through our literary programs, we aim to nurture writers, activists, and intellectuals so they can dream a new American mythology beyond segregation, immigrant exclusion, and Islamophobia. We’re thrilled that four accomplished writers with a deep commitment to social justice—Sarah Wang, CM Campbell, Roshan Abraham, and Christina Olivares—have joined us in this effort.”




Via New York Public Library:

“The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.”

DEADLINE: September 27


SPECULATIVE FICTION WRITERS OF COLOR (call for stories, July 24) by Bear Guerra

Via Resonance Network:

“The Resonance Network & Wakanda Dreamlab are accepting pieces of work for a Wakanda-inspired gender anthology.

We welcome multiple submissions. If you choose to submit more than one piece, please fill out a separate form for each. 

What We're Looking For: Fictional accounts of daily life in Wakanda that center on specific experiences given what we know of the kingdom and that respond to the prompt. Learn more about Wakanda here: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Wakanda.

Who Should Apply: All those across the race and gender spectrum who believe in and are committed to gender justice and liberation and the power of speculative fiction. We especially welcome and will give preference to pieces from Black transgender, gender non-conforming and Indigenous womxn-identifying kin.”

DEADLINE: July 24.



EMERGING OR ESTABLISHED BOOK WRITERS (fellowship, November 1) by Bear Guerra

Via Black Mountain Institute:

“Poets, novelists, culture critics, writers of all genres: This fellowship is for you. Work on a project for a semester in Las Vegas, receive $20,000, free housing, and benefits.

For emerging and distinguished writers who have at least one book published by a trade or literary press, this fellowship includes: 

  • a semester-long letter of appointment

  • a stipend of $20,000 paid over a four-month period

  • eligibility for health coverage

  • office space in the BMI offices on the campus of UNLV

  • free housing (fellows cover some utilities) in a unique and vibrant arts complex in the bustling district of downtown Las Vegas—home to The Writer’s Block, our city’s beloved independent bookstore. 

  • Recognition in BMI’s literature, and on The Believer’s masthead, as a “Shearing Fellow.”

While there are no formal teaching requirements, this is a “working fellowship.” BMI's visiting fellows will maintain a regular in-office presence, around 10 hours a week, along with 10 hours of service to the community. In addition to the primary goal of furthering one’s own writing during their term in Las Vegas, visiting fellows are expected to engage in a substantial way with BMI’s community, in a way custom-scoped based on their skills and personal interest. Upon acceptance into the program, each fellow will craft a work plan in partnership with BMI’s program manager that is meaningful to all involved parties.”

DEADLINE: November 1.




Via Miles Morland Foundation:

“It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write while simultaneously earning a living. To help meet this need the MMF annually awards a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships, with the aim being to allow each Scholar the time to produce the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction, who require additional research time, could receive an additional grant, paid over a period of up to eighteen months.”

DEADLINE: September 30.



FREELANCE BOOK REVIEWERS AND ANALYSTS (call for pitches, July 21) by Bear Guerra

Via High Country News:

“Each fall, High Country News produces its Books & Authors issue, showcasing some of the best and most exciting writing about the modern American West. We intend to surprise and delight our readers with interesting titles and writers, and with excellent longform essays and narratives. This year, we’re especially interested in highlighting diverse perspectives.

We're accepting pitches in the following categories:

  • Book excerpts

  • Book reviews

  • Author interviews

  • Author profiles

  • Essays”

DEADLINE: July 21.



SHORT FICTION WRITERS, POETS FOCUSED ON MOTHERHOOD (call for stories, August 1) by Bear Guerra


Via Mom Egg Review:

Mom Egg Review, a literary magazine about motherhood, seeks submissions for their 18th annual print issue, themed HOME. Poetry, short fiction, creative prose, and hybrid works. They also seek art focused on mothers and HOME.

Submissions are opening May 1, 2019 for the 18th annual print issue of Mom Egg Review/ MER, themed HOME. We publish literary work that is about mothering or motherhood; submissions for this issue should be about motherhood and this issue’s theme of HOME.

We seek work about motherhood in the context any of the many connotations of HOME. Some possibilities: Your childhood home, first apartment, the home you live in and create. Homelessness. Home land. Home base. Torn between homes. Also all the rooms of the home and what is done in them (kids’ room, kitchen, bedroom), the neighborhood, others’ homes, being away from home (hospital, travel), etc. Of course, as well, the earth is our home. The nature of “home”—is a home a place, a feeling, a center, a community? Can work be a home? Can a poem be a home?

We publish poetry, flash and short fiction, creative prose, and hybrid works (up to 850 words). We also seek mother-themed art.”

DEADLINE: August 1.



Via CityLab:

“We’re interested in the challenges and complexities of city life in the 21st century, in communities both big and small. We want stories from where you are that are interesting, relevant, and meaningful to people everywhere. We invite you to share your expertise and to help fill our blind spots.

What makes a good CityLab story?

CityLab stories span a number of topics, from transit to climate change. Check out our different channels: DesignTransportationEquityEnvironment, and Life.   

Whether we’re covering housing policy or an innovative art installation, our reporting reveals something about the problems, solutions, and surprises of the urban landscape.”


CLIMATE WRITERS (call for pitches, July 1) by Bear Guerra

Via High Country News:

“The year is 2070. Climate change has reshaped the American West. What does your hometown's scenario look like – 50 years out? Scientific prediction or science fiction? Give us your best forecast about how such phenomena have affected your community or region. Risk it all for publication and prizes. Submit up to 200 words, or an art conception, about your region's future.”




CREATIVE WRITING TEACHERS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via University of North Carolina Wilmington:

“The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Ecotone postgraduate fellow in the Department of Creative Writing, on a two-year, 12-month appointment, beginning Fall 2019. The successful candidate will engage in teaching and in scholarly and creative research as part of the Department of Creative Writing. They will teach one course in publishing and/or creative writing each semester, with all curricula emphasizing diversity and inclusion. Research will include assisting in editorial, managerial, and other projects for Ecotone, the award-winning literary magazine of place, as determined by the magazine’s needs and the candidate’s skills and interests, including marketing, promotion, and editing prose. The successful candidate will join a nationally recognized department that offers both a BFA and an MFA, as well as an undergraduate Certificate in Publishing.”



FICTION, POETRY WRITERS (call for submissions, July 28) by Bear Guerra

Via 404 Ink:

“404 is currently OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for Issue 6.

The magazine features fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We are not accepting submissions of comics for this issue. Please follow our submission guidelines (below).         

Notes regarding publication in the 404 Ink magazine:
- Open to all genres, providing the work relates in some way to the theme of Earth
- Submissions must not have been previously published
- We do accept simultaneous submissions; all we ask is that if your work is accepted elsewhere, you let us know
- All accepted contributors are paid, as well as receiving a free copy.”

DEADLINE: July 28.


FREELANCE WRITERS FOCUSED ON CONSERVATION (call for pitches, October 1) by Bear Guerra

Via Mongabay:

“A new Mongabay reporting project aims to identify solutions to environmental challenges, so that they can be celebrated and adopted more widely. We’re searching for real-world examples from both land and sea, which can help conservation groups, agencies, and communities address the problems caused by habitat loss, overharvesting, climate change, pollution, and other threats. Through this reporting effort, we aim to help groups who may lack access to information on available tools and strategies, by highlighting where and why conservation efforts have been successful. Highlighting success stories can lead to transformative change by providing practitioners with blueprints and case studies for effective models.”

DEADLINE: October 1.


EMERGING WRITERS (fellowship, July 31) by Bear Guerra

Via Fear No Lit:

“Back for a second year, the Submerging Writer Fellowship (SWF) from Fear No Lit will offer one writer chapbook publication, prize money, and more. Dedicated to the writers who feel left behind, down on their luck, and far from emerging, the SWF is here to pull one submerging writer out of the water.

What is a Submerging Writer? For writers who have the chops but lack the luck; who drown, who try, who try again; who try again so many times there might not be any tries left; who see writing as both a buoy and shark-bite—a boogie-board and an iceberg; who would love to meet & learn from the writers they admire but just can’t fucking afford it; who are sinking in the giant sea of the writing industry.”

DEADLINE: July 31.


NEWS WRITERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via The Cut:

The Cut is looking for a nimble writer who is curious and funny and who obsessively follows the news. You should have a distinct voice, a desire to report, and a sharp sense of humor. You’ll likely contribute three to four stories per day and have lots of opportunities to write longer features and essays. This role is flexible in terms of remit; we want someone who will bring something new to the Cut. The job will be shaped by the person who is hired—whether you’re a politics junkie or a celebrity-gossip specialist.”



WRITERS AND RESEARCHERS FOCUSED ON AGING (fellowship, June 26) by Bear Guerra

Via Encore:

“The Encore Public Voices Fellowship is a prestigious year-long initiative to accelerate the ideas and impact of 20 new and necessary thought leaders working at the intersection of aging/longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice.

Many parts of the world are rapidly aging. In the United States, we have added more than 30 years to life expectancy in the past century, but not across the board. Whites live longer than people of color. Women live longer than men. And the richest Americans live 10-15 years longer than the poorest. In 2019, for the first time ever, there are more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 18. The ripple effects of these shifts will affect every aspect of society.

We need better and faster ideas from a more diverse set of people of all ages, including those who are most impacted by the uneven implications of these realities, and thus most likely to see new solutions and envision a more just future. The Encore Public Voices Fellowship is a collaboration among The OpEd ProjectEncore.org, and Ann MacDougall and is part of The OpEd Project’s national Public Voices initiative to change who writes history.

Participants will receive extraordinary support, skills and mentoring to ensure their ideas shape the greater public conversation. All participants will publish at least two written pieces (hopefully many more) during their fellowship. Read this summary oped to learn how the first 20 fellows are changing the national conversation.”

DEADLINE: June 26.


ESSAY WRITERS IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH (call for stories) by Bear Guerra

Via Oxford American:

“Pitch essays about the American South.

The Oxford American welcomes fiction and nonfiction submissions, as well as proposals for articles. We accept submissions via Submittable. (There is a $3 processing fee for most categories.) The Oxford American does not accept submissions on paper and cannot return manuscripts sent to the office.

Please familiarize yourself with recent issues of the magazine before you submit. The Oxford American can be purchased at discerning bookstores and newsstands everywhere. Single-copy issues and back issues may be purchased here. Issues appear in March, June, September, and November. Our annual Southern Music Issue appears in November.”