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Deadlines and Openings

Last updated on February 11, 2019

February! The second month. This time around we have some returning opportunities from the last post, along with some completely new or updated entries as well. Note that there are several residencies, grants, submissions, etc. that do open-applications year around which are not listed here.

As usual check other resources listed under Create and Organize for fuller lists provided by other organizations (such as Creative Capital’s posts on Residencies and other opportunities, Alliance of Artists Communities, TransArtists, NewPages, and Duotrope). If you know of others we haven’t listed here please let us know via email or Instagram.


  • Letter & Line (Feb 10th) – A literary and arts journal out of PCC Sylvania Campus that dedicates 20% of the journal to non-student work. Accepting up to 5 pieces of original work from any genre, prose limited to 1,000 words, and no simultaneous submissions. See the website for more details.
  • Pathos Literary Magazine (Deadline Extended, Until: Feb 13th) – Pathos, PSU’s undergraduate lit mag, seeks work from current PSU students. Up to three submissions of any combination of genres are welcome, with poetry under 50 lines, and prose no more than 3,000 words. All works must be unpublished, and simultaneous submissions welcome (with notification of acceptance elsewhere). See full guidelines here.
  • Oregon Humanities (Feb 8th (art) & Feb 13th (words)) – Oregon Humanities is looking for art and words relating to their next issue theme “Push.” For art they’re asking for works reflecting the theme and cover image. For words they’re asking that writers “share an experience about efforts to move something or someone. Tell us about demands, requests, or advocacy, about a shove in the wrong or right place at the wrong or right time. Explore historical or current events that display force or coercion with broad or deep consequences.” With a maximum of 400 words.
  • Portland Zine Symposium (Feb 15th) – From the newsletter: “Portland Zine Symposium is in its nineteenth year, and is collecting submissions for a zine on the subject of MISTAKES. Submissions can be comics, poetry, prose, illustration, photography, collage, etc. and should be formatted as a single legal sized page (8.5 x 14) to be printed as a spread.” Direct link to Submission form.
  • Burnside Review Journal (Feb 28th) – Poetry only. 3 – 5 poems, simultaneous submissions welcome, no previously published work. Payment in contributor’s copy. Print and/or website publication.
  • Astral Waters Review  (March 1st) – Seeking science fiction or fantasy work of all genres and mediums from creators identifying as female, nonbinary, POC, or LGBTQ+. Written works limited to 7 pages or 4,000 words, no more than 4 poems, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. See page for more details.
  • Pointed Circle (March 10th) – A PCC produced journal of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, and art. Currently accepting up to six pages of poetry or prose (limited to 3,000 words). Artwork should be accompanied by a short explanation, bio, and high-res jpgs. You can read more about Pointed Circle on their website. May be exclusive to current PCC students (website claims so, but Submittable does not mention).
  • 1001 Journal (March 15th) – A journal published by the IPRC certificate program, accepting poetry, prose, and comics, focusing on Image and Text. Simultaneous submissions accepted (with immediate notification), no previously published work, 3 – 5 poems, prose between 15 and 4,000 words (no genre fiction, excerpts, reviews, or interviews), 1 – 6 pages of comics and images. See site for more details.

Awards and Contests

  • Write to Publish Writing Contest (Feb 1st – March 1st) – “The annual Write to Publish writing contest is looking for original, unpublished pieces of writing in either fiction, nonfiction, or poetry to enter in for the chance to win a cash prize, publication in a local journal, and opportunity to speak at the conference. The submission period starts on February 1, 2019 and ends on March 1, 2019.” Prose submissions no more than 1,000 words, and poetry no longer than 50 lines, all submissions must be previously unpublished. Themes provided. $10 entry fee. More info available on the website.
  • Loving Gaze Poetry Contest (Feb 1st – April 1st) – A poetry contest for women and non-binary writers. Submissions should contain no more than three previously unpublished poems. Please specify submissions are for the contest. The winner will receive $75 and have their work published in Gaze. All other submissions will be considered for regular publication and standard compensation as well.


  • RACC’s Project Grant Program (Feb 20th) – “RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Arts Services.” Check the website for full project grant guidelines.


  • Mineral School (Feb 15th) – Set in Mineral, WA this two-week residency hosts 20 artists of varying genres during four periods from May to September. Meals, housing, and time provided. Artists and writers are invited to give public presentations and optionally share their work with the local community. See the website for more details on living spaces and arrangements. Fellowships also available.
  • PLAYA Residency (Feb 15th) – Two-week, three-week, and four-week sessions available at this residency in a remote, isolated community in Summer Lake, OR, with various living spaces and accommodations. Open to a wide range of participants working within technical fields as well as creative arts. Samples of work requested, as well as a cover letter, and a $35 processing fee (for individuals, different rates apply to teams).
  • Hypatia and Holly House (Feb 15th) – A residential retreat center for women in all creative arts including visual, written, and performance on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Residencies range from one week to one month. Application asks for samples of work, project description, resume, and $20 processing fee.
  • Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency (March 1st?) – A residency in the solitude of Rogue River backcountry with a $5,000 stipend, running from April to October depending on weather. Residents take on stewardship and care of the property. Family, friends, and pets welcome. Applications should include brief resume, prose samples up to 20 double-spaced pages, poetry up to 10, and a 600 word cover letter. More details on website.
  • Hugo House (March 31st) – Open until March 31st for poets (2019 being an odd year), this Seattle based residency offers a monthly stipend ($500), paid teaching opportunities, and time and space to finish a manuscript. Residencies are available from September 15 – June 15. Applicants should be practicing, published writers and have teaching experience in workshop settings. See the Submittable for more info.
  • soft surface (Always Open) – This new digital residency for women, LGBTQIA, gender non-conforming folks, BIPOC, and otherwise marginalized voices takes place over 6 weeks with publication for 12 poems or images. See website for more details.


  • Tin House Spring Craft Intensive (Feb 3rd!!) – “A series of master classes led by favorite Tin House writers. Less lecture and more laboratory, the intensives combine close reading, discussion, and in-class writing to offer a potent dose of inspiration and explore what makes writing work when it works.” Held at Tin House’s offices in North West with 10 students. Four classes total are offered, with three taking place on March 29th and the fourth on March 30th. Instructors include Lia Purpura, Alexander Che, Melissa Febos, and Marie-Helene Bertino. Scholarships available. See the website for more detail on the focuses of each.
  • Tin House Summer Workshop (Scholarships: March 3rd) – General applications are open until April 7th, but scholarships close on March 3rd. Includes a week of intensive work at Reed College from July 7th – 14th, with workshops, seminars, panels, readings, and social events. A variety of scholarships are available for various writers, without scholarship tuition is $1,600 plus $300 room and board. Additional optional costs include $800 – 1,000 for mentorships. $400 to audit. $30 application fee. Instructors: (short fiction) Jamel Brinkley, Lan Samantha Chang, Danielle Evans, Kelly Link, Karen Shepard, Justin Torres, Laura van den Berg, (novel) Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Garth Greenwell, Rebecca Makkai, Claire Vaye Watkins, (nonfiction) Mitchell S. Jackson, Terese Marie Mailhot, Michelle Tea, (poetry) Kaveh Akbar, Natalie Diaz, Maureen N. McLane, Patricia Smith, (graphic narrative) Kristen Radtke, with guests Jenni Ferrari-Adler, Kirby Kim, Ayesha Pande, D.A. Powell, Samantha Shea, and Jim Shepard.
  • Fishtrap Summer Workshop – Now open for registration (deadline: ??). Fishtrap offers workshops in various genres with local and national writers. The workshops run from July 8 – 14 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Oregon. Workshops are free for youth and $850 for adults, with optional additional weekend time and keynote attendance. Workshop guides include Jamie Ford (fiction), Perrin Kerns (cross-genre), Anis Mojgani (poetry), Beth Piatote (cross-genre), Scott Russell Sanders (cross-genre), Nisi Shawl (speculative fiction), Sharma Shields (fiction), Kim Stafford (poetry), Shelley Toon Lindberg (youth 10 – 14), MOsley Wotta (youth 13 – 17), Laura Pritchett (yearlong). See the website for focuses.


  • IPRC Night of Pie (March 14th?) – IPRC community organizers are seeking writers and bakers for their celebration of Pi Day: Night of Pie, which benefits the IPRC. This year’s theme is pizza pie! Those interested should contact the organizers at

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