Writers Conferences & Centers is conducting its annual competition to provide scholarships for writers who wish to attend a writers conference, center, retreat, or residency. The scholarships will be applied to fees to attend any of the over 100 members of WC&C, an association of outstanding conferences, centers, retreats, and festivals for writers. The deadline for the WC&C Competition is March 30, 2010. Two scholarships of $500 will be awarded. To enter the competition, please follow the guidelines listed on our web site.

The 16th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference, a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university’s Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, will take place July 15-17, 2010. In addition to critical abstracts exploring Southern literature and writers, conference directors invite creative writers CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN GRADUATE PROGRAMS to submit poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts that deal with Southern themes or settings. Accepted creative entries will be featured on several panels. There will also be a nighttime reading and reception at Off-Square Books in downtown Oxford. The conference reading limit is 15 minutes. Please send entire creative works to: swswgradconference(at)gmail.com. Please send your submissions as Word attachments and include your university affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on Monday, March 8, 2010. For more information, contact Corinna McClanahan Schroeder (Creative Chair) or William Boyle (Conference Chair) at swswgradconference(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @)

THE NORMAN MAILER WRITERS COLONY
The Norman Mailer Writers Colony is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Second Annual Norman Mailer Writers Colony Fellowships at Provincetown, MA. The Mailer Fellows have been created to honor Norman Mailer’s contributions to American culture and letters and to nurture future generations of writers. In 2009 seven Fellows spent four weeks in Provincetown, Massachusetts where they wrote, discussed their work, and were visited by writers such as Don DeLillo; editors and writers from leading publications such as the New York Review of Books and Vanity Fair. In 2010 Gay Talese will visit the colony as well as other leading writers to be named. Fiction and non-fiction writers can apply for a 28-day residency in Provincetown, Massachusetts, near Mailer’s home beginning July 5, 2010. Once again, seven Fellows will be selected. In addition, as many as 66 applicants will be offered scholarships to one week writing workshops in Provincetown during May, June, August and September, 2010. Information about the Fellowships, including an application, can be found here. Applications must be received by March 13, 2009.

ART FACTORY BIALYSTOK WRITER’S RESIDENCE DEADLINE: MARCH 1,2010
Art Factory Bialystok is an international artist/writer’s residence program in the beautiful town of Białystok, located in the northeast of Poland. The Art Factory Białystok Writer’s Residence is open to all writers– published and beginning writers seriously committed to their craft – from any countries, writing in English. The residence will take place June 1-30, 2010. The aim of the residence is to provide the time to develop a body of work, hone that work during workshop-style meetings with the other participants, as well as public readings. Moreover, the program will be enriched by several inspiring day trips to nearby towns, showcasing the cultural and gastronomical diversity of the region. More information here.

Independent Day School seeks both visual and non-visual Artists in Residence. Enthusiastic working artists (authors, musicians, actors, directors,etc.) sought for creative position working with students half time andproducing own work half time during 5 week on-campus residency. Flexiblepersonality, able and willing to provide K-12 students access to his/her ownartistic thoughts and processes, as well as ability to help students with theirown artistic growth required. Stipend, housing, travel and public workspace provided. Application Deadline March 1, 2010. Send: letter of interest/intent, resume, list of references and phonenumbers, examples of one's own work (images, manuscripts, CD's,DVD's, etc.) andSASE for return of examples to: Todd Johnson, c/o WebbSchool, 9800 WebbSchool Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923 Further questions, e-mail Todd_Johnson(at)webbschool.org (replace (at) with @)

Wichita State University. Distinguished Writer-in-Residence for Fall 2010. Temporary one-month position for a writer of fiction to teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate & advanced undergraduate fiction writing students. Appointment for the fall 2010 semester. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in national or regional periodicals; high quality novels or collections of short stories; awards & fellowships. Salary $9000 for the month. Previous applicants must re-apply in order to be considered. Send letters of application, professional vita, & writing sample to: Donald Wineke, Chair, Department of English, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: (316) 978-6763. Deadline for receipt of applications is February 22, 2010. AA/EOE.

Wichita State University. Distinguished Poet-in-Residence for Spring 2011. Temporary one-month position for a writer of poetry to teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate & advanced undergraduate poetry writing students. Appointment for the spring 2011 semester. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in national or regional periodicals; high quality collections of poems; awards & fellowships. Salary $9000 for the month. Previous applicants must re-apply in order to be considered. Send letters of application, professional vita, & writing sample to: Donald Wineke, Chair, Department of English, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: (316) 978-6763. Deadline for receipt of applications is February 22, 2010. AA/EOE.