Each month, Galleyway curates a list of opportunities for BIPOC writers, including calls for submissions, fellowships, residencies, and contests.

Check out the latest offerings with July deadlines!

July 2021 Opportunities

Lambda Literary is accepting applications for a paid Poetry Coalition Fellowship position. This position is 20 hours per week from September 13, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The stipend is $18,720 plus $1,000 toward health care. While the majority of work is conducted virtually, fellows must be located in or near New York City for select, site-specific tasks. Deadline: July 6

The BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean American Writers’ Prize and BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the Caribbean invite submissions that speak to issues of land, justice, ancestral knowledge, belonging, ownership and oral histories; stories of pain, joy, grief, hope, return to memory; stories that critique and challenge the creative imagination to re-envision the world in the diaspora and the Caribbean. Deadline: July 9

Midnight and Indigo features a diverse array of voices that connect readers to content featuring strong female lead characters or a Black female POV. They are looking for previously unpublished, character-driven, speculative short stories written by Black women writers for their second annual special issue (out October 2021). Deadline: July 11

Singapore Unbound, a NYC-based literary non-profit, is pleased to announce three awards of $250 for the best three undergraduate critical essays on topics in Singapore literature. The purpose of these awards is to encourage the teaching and study of Singapore literature at college level and the cultivation of general appreciation for the character and achievements of Singapore literature. Deadline: July 12

The Highlights Foundation is now accepting applications for a two-year fellowship in children’s literature for Muslim Storytellers. The fellowship will support 16 Muslim storytellers over the course of two years through online and in-person workshops, mentorship, and retreats and aims to further that bridge-building mission by creating space for more diverse, authentic Muslim narratives for children and young adults, and by addressing common misperceptions of those narratives in the children’s publishing industry. Deadline: July 15

The Kenyon Review Developmental Editing Fellowship for Emerging Writers is designed to nurture and develop new voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is designed to provide support for emerging writers who demonstrate exceptional talent, promise, and commitment to their chosen craft. Participation in the program involves one-on-one mentorship by an experienced editor over a period of four months. Writers can expect to have monthly hour-long conversations with an Editor who will provide feedback and suggestions on the draft. Deadline: July 15

Too often, narratives around im/migration are told through those who have power. Radical Anthology, a multi-media online anthology, will bring together people pushing against dominant structures, people planting radical ideas, people nurturing resistant communities together in relation, and people who are eager to critique a country that tells them they don’t belong. Accepting Creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and more. Deadline: July 16

The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and The Black List are partnering to create a call for submissions for the 2021 CAPE List, which will include 10 feature screenplays. Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a script for consideration by uploading it to The Black List website. CAPE List writers will have the opportunity to have their work read by executives and industry professionals at A Major, Annapurna, Lord Miller, and M88, and have the option to take a general meeting with an executive at each of those companies. Deadline: July 16

The Resort is accepting applications for its Fall 2021 Fellowship for BIPOC LGBTQ+ Writers for the period September 1 - December 31, 2021. This four month fellowship includes: complimentary membership in our online Cabana Club (featuring online writing sessions, support, and exclusive craft and publishing talks); two in-person gatherings w/guest writers; 1-on-1 phone call with w/ Hannah Bae; live publishing q&a and free query letter review by editor Vivian Lee; class scholarships, accountability support, and more. This fellowship will be awarded to FOUR individual writers who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ and have joined their free online network. Deadline: July 16



We’re taking a moment to highlight Galleyway Virtual Writing Session attendees on their recent accomplishments:

  • Actress and writer Samantha Stephens penned “The House of Campbell,” a rich and historical piece about her family’s legacy, Black death, wealth, and discovery for Medium.

Virtual Writing Sessions

Did you know Galleyway hosts FREE Virtual Writing Sessions every month?

It's a supportive, communal experience and a great way to hold yourself accountable to completing tasks and projects.

Whether you’re writing a new screenplay, polishing your chapbook, or figuring out your next short story, join Galleyway founder Camille Wanliss for a series of work sessions — each silent and lasting two hours in duration.

Participants can attend one or all sessions.

July 2021 SCHEDULE:

Week 1:
Tuesday 7/6 (3 - 5pm ET)
Week 2: Tuesday 7/13 (3 - 5pm ET)
Week 3: Tuesday 7/20 (3 - 5pm ET)
Week 4: Tuesday 7/27 (3 - 5pm ET)

*Please note there will be no Saturday session during the summer.


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