Writing Opportunities for December 2018

Earth Island Journal – currently open for article submissions
We cover the entire spectrum of environmental issues, including, wildlife and lands conservation; innovations in science and technology; public policy and the politics of environmental protection; climate and energy; animal rights; public health; environmental justice and cultural survival; and environmentally related film, music, and books.

ACMI – currently open to contributions
“We commission writing about film, television, video games, moving image art and the internet, including:

  • Critical analyses and fresh perspectives about specific works and makers
  • “How to do it” guides by experts to inspire other makers
  • Historical explainers of movements and phenomena
  • Personal responses to moving image works, and
  • Interviews with moving image makers”

Generally 800-1,200 words, with supporting visual content such as images, gifs, and short videos where relevant.

Djed Press – currently open for submissions
Seeking submissions from Australian and/or Australian-based POC in the form of short fiction, narrative non-fiction/prose, opinion/commentary pieces, poetry (written or performed on video), and visual art in any style.

Associated Press seeks intern [Worldwide]
Full-time students and recent graduates worldwide can apply for a summer internship with Associated Press. The internship is paid, 12 weeks long, and is an individually tailed training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Closing 9th December.

Lindsay Magazine Editorial Assistant – Melbourne-based
“This is a rare opportunity to gain insight into, and be a part of, a young publishing start-up going through an exciting period of growth. The successful candidate will be someone who is ambitious and highly organised with exceptional writing and editing skills.” Applications close 12th December.

Margaret Egan Young Writers Award
Open to people between the ages of 15 and 18 living in Hume, Victoria. Seeking non-fiction stories of up to 2,000 words. Closing 15th December.

F(r)iction’s Winter 2018 Poetry Contest
USD$8 fee per entry. Seeking poems of any genre or form up to three pages per poem. Closing 15th December.

F(r)iction’s Winter 2018 Short Story Contest
USD$15 fee per entry. Seeking stories of any genre between 1,000 and 7,5000 words. Closing 15th December. 

Buzz Words Magazine Short Story Prize 2018
Stories must be suitable for readers 8 to 11 years old, up to 1,500 words, and written by an Australian adult. Entries close 31st December 2018. 

Grants to fund reproductive rights reporting [Worldwide]
The International Women’s Media Foundation and Women’s Equality Center have launched a grant program to support reporting focused on reproductive health, rights and justice in the Americas. Closing 31st December.

Boulevard Short Fiction Contest
Boulevard is accepting entries for its annual short fiction contest for emerging writers; that is, anyone who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. Stories may be up to 8,000 words in length, entry is US$16, and all entrants receive a one-year subscription to the magazine. Closing 31st December. 

Applications open for Steinbeck Fellows Program
“The program offers emerging writers of any age and background the opportunity to pursue a significant writing project while in residence at SJSU.” Closing 3rd January.

Food and Drink Short Story Prize
The Mogford Hotels and Restaurants Group is inviting entries for its seventh annual short story prize. The winner will receive £10,000 (approximately USD$11,500) and the competition is open to writers worldwide. Entry is £10, and stories must be no more than 2,500 words. Closing 7th January 2019.

Science Communication Fellowship open [Worldwide]
College graduates in science or journalism and current students of a science journalism program can apply for this program in Vienna. Closing 11th January.

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