To submit, send up to three poems, no longer than 35 lines each (line limit includes stanza breaks but not the title), in one Word or PDF document to email@example.com. Be sure to include a copy of your payment receipt or purchase order number along with a brief author bio by November 30, 2018. Please make sure that no identifying information is included in the submitted poems.
Previously published material is welcome so long as you maintain the rights to the work. Let us know in your cover letter if any of your submitted poems have been previously published.
Poems translated from another language will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere.
Poets in Pajamas (PiP), a Sundress Publications reading series is putting together the slate of readers for 2019 and would like to invite you to apply to read.
Poets in Pajamas is a live-feed online reading series, which prides itself on producing high-quality poetry readings for an online audience, and which is hosted by Sundress Publications. Poets read from their own work for fifteen minutes and then field questions for an additional ten or fifteen.
We are interested in hearing from ALL writers (we accept both poetry and prose readers) but we also particularly want to welcome writers who identify as being a part of marginalized communities (such as but not limited to people of color, immigrant populations, native and indigenous people, LGBTQ+, d/Deaf and Disabled, non-binary people, members of non-dominant religious groups, all women, Dreamers, formerly incarcerated, and more). We want to host you and promote your work.
To apply send three poems or up to five pages of prose and a short video clip of you reading for no more than one to three minutes (less is more), and please also attach a bio and author photo in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions close December 1, 2018.
Note: We are NOT concerned with audio/video quality here, nor your appearance—just use your phone and show us that you have a good audio/video presence and sense of audience. We are NOT judging you based on your physical appearance or what you're wearing or whether you did your hair. We are looking for that magical combination wherein the poet writes transformative words we want to hear AND is willing to engage with a camera and knows how to give an engaging reading. Really, one to three minutes, read as you would at any reading, one poem, or one paragraph. We look forward to reading/hearing your submissions!
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting applications for short-term writers' and artists' residencies during the summer residency period, during the weeks of May 5 to August 11, 2018. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.
Each residency costs $250/week, which includes a room of one's own, access to our communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.
For the summer residency period, SAFTA will be offering the following scholarships: one full and one 50% scholarship for writers and artists of color.
For either of the two writer/artist of color fellowships, the application fee will be waived for those who demonstrate financial need. Please state this in your application under the financial need section. Partial scholarships are also available to any applicant with financial need.
The application deadline for the summer residency period is January 15, 2019.
Sundress Academy for the Arts Now Accepting
Writers Coop Residency Applications for Spring 2019
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting applications for short-term writers residencies during the fall residency period for our new Writers Coop during the weeks of August 27 – December 30, 2018. These residencies are designed to give writers and artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.
SAFTA is located on a working farm that rests on a 45-acre wooded plot in a Tennessee "holler" perfect for hiking, camping, and nature walks. Located less than a half-hour from downtown Knoxville, an exciting and creative city of 200,00 in the foothill of the Great Smoky Mountains, SAFTA is an ideal location for those looking for a rural get-away with access to urban amenities.
The SAFTA Writers Coop is a 10x10' dry cabin approximately a fourth of a mile from the SAFTA farmhouse. This tiny house is furnished with a twin bed, a desk, a wood-burning stove, a deck that looks over the pasture and pond, as well as a personal detached outhouse. While the cabin has neither electricity nor running water, residents will have full access to the amenities at farmhouse as well as solitude from other residents to write in the rolling hills of East Tennessee.
Each residency costs $150/week and includes your own private dry cabin as well as 24-hour access to the farmhouse amenities.
Applications for this residency are free and rolling. Apply today to get preferred dates.