Sibylla Nash

The Seventh Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

This sounds like fun! If you’ve had one of those a-ha moments and want to share it, Real Simple has an essay contest for you. The grand prize is $3,000 (enough to make a few more moments). From their site: Have you ever had a eureka moment? Tell us about it. Think back on the…

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Deadline Coming Up

Guggenheim Fellowships of approximately $50,000 each are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a career summary, a list of publications, contact information for up to four references, and…

Submission Period Open for Lee & Low New Voices Award

There's still time left to submit to Lee & Low's New Voices Award. Deadline's September 30 (snail mail so make sure you get that postmark in). The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and a standard publication contract, including a basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will…

Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship Available for Artists of Color

This sounds like a wonderful grant! Plenty of time to submit too, so hop on it if it applies to you. The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship for artists of color and Indigenous artists provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement self-selecting community learning and enrichment plans. Winners will be selected to receive…

FREE Kindle Books on Writing and Publishing

Hard to believe it, but we are more than halfway through the year. If you feel like you're no closer to reaching your goals of publishing or writing, maybe you just need a little inspiration or guidance? Here are a few FREE Kindle books on writing and publishing. Post your favorites in the comments section…