Note: This is a work-in-progress, as these are just the ways I’ve gotten my work out there. I’d love to hear what other opportunities exist!
youngARTS: Sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, this program selects up to 20 creative writers in the genres of poetry, short fiction, novel, script, and nonfiction to attend an all-expenses paid week in Miami (no, really—and in January, no less). All attendees will earn anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their work, and those winners who receive the $10,000 or the $5,000 awards will also get a free week in New York City.
This program is also the selection process for Presidential Scholar in the Arts,
Nominating up to 60 artists out of the 150 invited to Miami. 20 are ultimately selected for an all-expenses paid trip to DC. (It seems like most years 4 or 5 writers are nominated; my year had 10. And for whatever reason, we do better than other art forms at making our nominees Presidential Scholars.)
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