Did you know AWW offers over $10,000 in scholarships to our summer program every year, split between our adult participants and our Young Writers program? These value-equivalent awards (covering tuition and registration) have helped many writers over the years, and with an added submission fee this year (nominal $15 through Submittable), we hope to be able to continue to do so for many years to come.
Plus, since 2014, each of our winners has the option for publication of their winning entry(ies) in ourAWW Collection (available through Amazon). And all of us benefit from watching our literary community grow!
Check out the following scholarship contest options below, including a NEW fiction award this year. It will be another great summer program (July 14-20, 2018), featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Connie Schultz and an array of talented faculty with expertise in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Entry deadline is April 15th through Submittable.
Due to the generosity of a former AWW scholarship winner and alum, we are pleased to announce a NEW contest this year: The Richard M. Sirota Prize and Scholarship.
Named for the late Richard M. Sirota, who inspired a number of prizewinning short stories and a novel in progress, The Richard M. Sirota Prize and Scholarship is valued at $1,000 and consists of full tuition to the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, a stipend for lodging, and publication of a short story in the next issue of the AWW Collection.
To honor Mr. Sirota’s unprecedented kindness, intentional lifestyle, and unassuming nature, short story submissions must contain an underdog and reflect great thought and care for subject matter and theme.
All submissions must be between 1,000 and 6,000 words, unpublished—both online and in print—and written in 12-point Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins in a .doc or .docx format. Applicants must remove all self-identifying material from the submission document. Personal information should be restricted to a cover letter with a short bio, including publications and awards, if applicable.
Dr. Kendall Klym will judge the final entries. No students, former students, or anyone associated with the universities at which Dr. Klym has taught creative writing may enter the contest.
And as always, Antioch Writers' Workshop offers three memorial scholarships annually, named for Bill Baker, Betty Crumrine, and Judson Jerome, respectively, with both first and second place awards, for our annual summer program:
► First place scholarships are for a full waiver of registration and tuition for the Full Week Option ($775.00 value).
► Second place scholarships are for a half waiver of registration and tuition ($387.50 value.) Recipients must pay for the other half of the registration and tuition ($387.50.)
► For both first and second place awards, recipients must cover their own travel, lodging, food and other accommodations for the week. Manuscript critique, book purchases, and other expenses are not covered.
► Recipients must agree to have their name and likeness used on the AWW web site, blog, email newsletter, press releases, and other publicity materials.
► We are open for submissions for all FOUR scholarship opportunities NOW! Deadline is April 15, 2018. Winners will be announced May 15, 2018. Entries are accepted through Submittable.
► The scholarships are national; any adult (18 and over) from anywhere in the United States may apply. However, those who have attended AWW Summer programs through a FULL scholarship through the following scholarship programs or through scholarship programs in partnership with other programs (including but not limited to competitions held in conjunction with Heavy Feather Review, Sinclair Community College or Mock Turtle Zine) may not also attend the AWW on a subsequent year on a FULL scholarship. FULL scholarship winners must take a year off before applying for FULL scholarships again. (E.g., a first place winner of one of the following scholarships in 2017 may not attend the 2018 summer program on another full scholarship of any kind; however, the winner of a full scholarship in 2017 is welcome to attend the 2018 program at his or her own expense, and/or to apply again in 2019. Additionally, this rule does NOT apply to those who have won PARTIAL or SECOND place scholarships; e.g., a second-place winner in 2017 is free to apply for full scholarships through these programs or programs AWW develops in conjunction with other organizations.)
Antioch Writers' Workshop Scholarships are:
► Betty Crumrine Scholarship--awarded to a single parent who is committed to writing and who could not otherwise attend the workshop. The Crumrine Scholarship was created by friends of Betty Crumrine, who lived and wrote in Yellow Springs and participated in the Antioch Writers’ Workshop from 1986 until 1990. She worked full time at the Miami Valley Arts Council and later at the Miami Literacy Council, raising three children and taking care of her own mother while writing true confession stories and young adult novels. She died of cancer in March 1991. In honor of her encouragement of new writers, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop welcomes applications from beginning writers as well as those in mid-career. To apply, please send your submission (poetry, nonfiction, fiction, or drama), conforming to the formatting and submission requirements detailed below, and a one-page letter explaining your writing experience and plans and need for financial aid.
► Judson Jerome Poetry Scholarship--The scholarship is named after Judson Jerome, a poet and nonfiction writer, writer of textbooks, professor, and poetry editor who founded the Antioch Writers’ Workshop along with William Baker. Please send your poetry submission, conforming to the formatting and submission requirements detailed below, along with a bio of yourself (not longer than a page).
► Bill Baker Scholarship--for a writer who is nominated by someone who can testify to his or her qualifications both as writer and community member. The scholarship is named after Bill Baker, co-founder of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, writer of textbooks, journalist, and fiction writer. To submit a nomination for the Bill Baker Scholarship, please send the nominee’s name, contact information, a short sample of their writing (conforming to the formatting and submission requirements detailed below), and a 1-2 page essay that delineates their bravery, innovation, or significant contribution to their community.
Formatting and submission requirements for AWW scholarships (see above for specifics on the new Richard M. Sirota prize):
Fiction and Nonfiction Writers
► The work may be up to 20 pages, and must be page-numbered, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with margins of at least 1" on all sides. Contact information should appear in the upper left-hand corner of the first page, with the author's last name at the top of every subsequent page.
► The work must be 10 pages of poetry, either single- or double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with margins of at least 1" on all sides. Contact information should appear in the upper left-hand corner of the first page, with the author's last name at the top of every subsequent page.
Submissions that fail to comply to the above formatting standards may be eliminated.
WE'RE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS NOW! DEADLINE IS APRIL 15. WINNERS ANNOUNCED MAY 15.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS THAT AWARD Antioch Writers' Workshop tuition are listed below:
► Sinclair Community College Creative Writing Contest: deadline March 12th. Details here. ► Mock Turtle Zine for poetry writers: deadline April 6th. Details here.
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