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and WomenArts presents
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)

**Opportunities starred are for women only.
##Opportunities with double hashtags are for special populations.

Special Opportunity
Special Opps are suspended for the summer. Please check back in the Fall for our Special Opportunities!

Project Submissions
MRT Fall One Act Play Competition (September 10-30, 2015, NYC) - Seeking fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform), 7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for MRTʼs FALL ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2015. Sept. 10 - Sept. 30, 2015 at Manhattan Rep, 303 W.42nd St. $1000 PRIZE for BEST PLAY!!! To submit your one act play production please email: The complete play, a synopsis of the play, the character breakdown, the running time of the play, the set and lighting requirements, the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where), your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com. Please put “Fall One Act Competition” in the subject heading. We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance. Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis. The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before August 7, 2015, if we fill up all available performance slots. There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY. Each play will be given a MINIMUM of FOUR performances, with 4 more performances if the play moves on to the finals. We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights. Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee. There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees. For more information log on to: www.manhattanrep.com. Deadline: August 7, 2015 at midnight.

Script Submissions

Three Leaches Theatre New Play Competition (November 1, 2015, Denver, CO) – Seeking one act submissions (30-60 minutes) in any style or genre. Two winners will be chosen for production, and winning playwrights will each receive a $100 prize and 2 free tickets to see their show. Electronic submissions only; pay submission fee through the submission page on their website. FEE: $10. The Three Leaches Theatre New Play Competition, Melissa@thethreeleaches.com, http://thethreeleaches.com/play-competition/. Deadline: August 1, 2015

Yale Drama Series (New Haven, CT) - The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2016 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series' current judge, distinguished playwright Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement. There is no application form or entry fee. For guidelines and to submit visit http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/drama.asp. For more information regarding the Yale Drama Series please write to us at: Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT, 06520-9040 or email us at yaledramaseries@yale.edu. Deadline: August 15, 2015

##Black Theatre Troupe “My Voice Is My Power” (October 29-November 1, 2015, Phoenix, AZ) - Scripts must be original works for the stage that have not been published or produced. Works should not be adaptations or obvious first drafts. Musicals will not be accepted in this round. However plays with original music will be accepted on a limited basis providing the submission is accompanied by a high quality recording. Works that have had workshop analysis and evaluation are eligible. Only submissions by female playwrights of color will be accepted. The strongest finalists will be works that illuminate issues that concern or impact women of color. This project is open to ALL female playwrights of color. However, submissions from playwrights in our preferred region of the Southwest – Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah – are strongly encouraged. For guidelines and to submit, visit http://blacktheatretroupe.org/playwright-project/. Deadline: August 15, 2015

TALSO Science Fiction Theatre Festival (London, UK, October 24-15, 2015) - TALOS: the 1st Science Fiction Theatre Festival of London is seeking submissions of short plays with science fiction elements. The deadline for script submissions is 15 August 2015. Scripts should be no more than 30 minutes long in performance and may be original or previously produced. The accepted plays will be mainly science fiction but related genres [e.g. horror, contemporary fantasy] will also be considered. The scripts must be written in English. Translations are also welcome. For guidelines and to apply, visit http://www.talosfest.com/. Deadline: August 15, 2015

Upstream Artists’ Collective (Brooklyn, NY) - The new Upstream Artists’ Collective of Brooklyn, New York is looking for script solicitations from local, national, and international playwrights. The mission of Upstream is to produce new work with a focus on environmental and climate concerns in non-didactic, storied ways. Sustainability is a core part of the mission; plays with minimalism and resourceful, beautiful design potential will be given great consideration. Special consideration to: full length plays of less than 90 minutes, plays with music (not musicals), few characters, and poetic storytelling. For more information, guidelines, and to apply, visit http://www.upstreamartistscollective.org/submt/. Deadline: August 22, 2015

Global Playwriting Contest - Everyone is eligible to join the “Global Playwriting Contest 2015 on Confronting Climate Change and Defying Disasters”. The entry must have a compelling dramatic narrative line that aims at generating the will to build a mindset of disaster risk reduction, resilience in communities, and a healthier sustainable future for children. The entry should be based on a real-life experience that is available from numerous accounts from around the world. A short paragraph should be appended to the entry, identifying and describing the climate change issue that is tackled in the play. There will be one (1) prize for the best play. The prize of Five Thousand US Dollars (USD 5,000.00) will be given by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDRR) headed by Dr. Margaret Wahlstrom, the special representative, of Secretary-General Ban ki moon. Visit http://www.globaleducationmagazine.com/global-playwriting-contest-2015-confronting-climate-change-defying-disasters/ for more information, guidelines, and to apply. Deadline: August 30, 2015

LA Blank Theatre Living Room Series 24th Season (Mondays, Labor Day - Memorial Day 2015-2016, Los Angeles, CA) - Now in its 24th year, The Living Room Series is a New Play Development program, which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by diverse voices from both established and emerging writers. The Living Room Series takes place on Monday evenings at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The Living Room Series offers a week-long rehearsal process for the playwright, director and actors to explore and refine the play before presenting it to an audience. The performances are minimally staged, with actors carrying scripts, and are a wonderful opportunity for the playwright to get a sense of the play’s full potential. The Blank accepts submissions for our Living Room Series (workshops of new plays) from June 1 – August 31 through Submittable. Deadline: August 31, 2015

Diez Minutos Festival (San Miguel, Mexico, March 2016) - Players Workshop seeks plays for the Fourth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival. This fully-staged festival will be in English, and will take place in late March of 2016 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 2013 "Best City in the World.” There is no fee for submitting. Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $10 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award. No other remuneration will be provided, and any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense. For more information and submission guidelines, visit http://creativecrossroadsofamericas.org/san-miguel-diez-minutos-play-festival/ or email diezminutosfestival@yahoo.com. Deadline: August 31, 2015

Theatre Three One Act Play Festival (Port Jefferson, NY, March 2016) - Only unproduced works will be accepted. Plays that have had staged readings are eligible. No adaptations or children’s plays. Cast size, maximum 8. Length should be 40 minutes maximum, no minimum. Settings should be simple or suggested. Playwrights may make multiple submissions. Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted. For more information and to submit, please visit http://www.theatrethree.com/jcd_site/one_act_fest.html#guide. Deadline: September 30, 2015

Henley Rose Playwright Competition (Knoxville, TN, Fall 2015) - The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. Henley Rose seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of future winners of the Henley Rose Award. Submissions are welcome May 1st through October 1st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers. Three finalists will be announced by October 20th and will be invited to attend and be recognized at the staged reading of their play. Staged readings will take place in Knoxville, TN at a determined date between October 25th and November 15th. The competition winner will be announced on November 20th and will receive both a cash prize and the Henley Rose Award. Please note, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted. To apply: http://www.henleyrose.com. Deadline: October 1, 2015

Summer Harvest Festival 2016 (Norcross, GA, May-June 2016) - Onion Man Productions is accepting submissions of original 10-minute plays for Summer Harvest 2016! A Day at the Lake. The shows will be staged in late May and early June of 2016. All submitted plays must be written to one of the following set parameters. The plays must be set on either a dock at a lake or on the back porch of a lake house.Submissions are open to any writer, although Georgia and southeastern playwrights will receive preference. For more information, guidelines, and to submit, visit http://www.onionmanproductions.com/onion_man_home/submissions. Deadline: October 31, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Sloan Project (2015- 2016 Season, NYC) - The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries. Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology. NO FEE. For information on submission guidelines, visit http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/node/28. Deadline: November 1, 2015

SES Int’l Playwriting Prize - Saving Endangered Species Int'l Playwriting Prize is pleased to announce that the 2016 Staged Readings of the winning plays will be a benefit performance for The Jane Goodall Institute, and that all proceeds from the production will be donated to The Jane Goodall Institute. The Jane Goodall Institute was founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, and is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things through research, public education and advocacy: To improve global understanding and treatment of great apes; To contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats; and To create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them. For more information, guidelines and to apply, visit: www.sesprize.com. Deadline: November 30, 2015

Artemisia Fall Festival (Chicago, IL, Fall 2016) - Artemisia produces an exciting lineup of feminist plays each and every fall.  From open submissions six plays are chosen and staged as readings by Chicago's outstanding pool of professional talent.  Playwrights get a great opportunity to further develop their work, and have their play considered for full production during an upcoming theatre season.  Artemisia's Fall Festival audience chose Jaki McCarrick's Belfast Girls for full production in 2015.  Critics called the audience's choice "gut-punching," "heart-wrenching" and "impeccable." The submission window is now open and will close December 15, 2015, or until 500 submissions are received.  A one-time $10 administrative fee is required to submit your play.To submit your play and for full submission guidelines visit artemisiatheatre.org. Deadline: December 15, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissionsfor guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions

Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing

**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to ladyplayspodcast@gmail.com. Rolling submissions.

**Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Call for Essays** - Seeking any topic pertaining to the literary arts, by Canadian female writers of any genre. Accepted essays will be published on the CWILA website and receive a $150 honorarium. Submissions should include a bio (50 words) and either the complete essay or a short description (250 words) of the proposed work, all in PDF format. Visit www.cwila.com/wordpress/call–for–essays for more information. Submission is ongoing.

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award (New York, NY) – Seeking full-length plays on any topic, but particularly plays that are innovative and touch on social issues. Plays must require 7 actors or fewer. Submit script, author bio, character breakdown, and a brief description or synopsis of the play, along with a SASE for response. Submitted plays must not have been produced in New York City. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Urban Stages, 555 Eighth Ave., RM 1800, New York, NY 10018.http://urbanstages.org/submissions/.  Submissions are ongoing.

Girl Be Heard (NYC) - Ashley Marinaccio, artistic dir. Seeking performers, songwriters, dancers, writers, and activists for Girl Be Heard, a theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories. Through writing and acting workshops, Girl Be Heard generates cutting-edge theatre about what it means to be a girl in today’s world. Meets weekly on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. from September, 2015 through May, 2016 in NYC. Upon completion of Sunday workshops, Girl Be Heard company members are eligible to join our touring company and be paid for performances. Seeking young women and girls ages 12- 21. Apply via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/girl-be-heard-theatre-company-80752/. Notice expires August 29, 2015

Storybook Theatre (Hoboken, NJ) - Tempest Productions Inc. Cynthia Mazzant, Co-Artistic Director; Seeking an ethnically diverse company of freelance actors/teaching artists for Tempest Productions 2015-2016 season. Actors will be contracted to perform roles in StoryBook Theatre Interactive Workshops and to perform/teach in the company’s educational programs. Applicants must possess a strong movement background and experience working with young people. Open Group Auditions are being held on Friday, August 7 with the first group scheduled to start at 6pm. There will be 3 groups at 20 minute intervals. Dress for movement and bring dance shoes or be prepared to work in your bare feet. www.tempestproductions.org. Rehearses primarily in Hoboken, NJ with some rehearsals in Manhattan. Seeking Actor/Teaching Artists: Teaching Artists will work to bring stories to life through movement, song, dance and script. Improv skills and working with young children and families are key to the workshops. Apply via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/storybook-theatre-80954/actorteaching-artist-311263/#seeking. Auditions Aug 7 in Hoboken, NJ.

Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please re-submit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.


**The Ziegfeld Award Extended to August 9th, 2015** - The winner will receive a $10,000 grant and professional mentorship by a prominent musical theater composer or lyricist. The award will be given to an emerging female composer-lyricist, or team of composer and lyricist, who demonstrate financial need, professional initiative, and outstanding artistic promise in musical theater songwriting. The recipient of the 2015 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will be chosen by a selection committee of industry professionals, and will be presented at a reception in New York City hosted by the Ziegfeld Club in October 2015. The Ziegfeld Club wants to find talented, undiscovered women in musical theatre songwriting. Please help us spread the word about this incredible opportunity! Apply: http://www.theziegfeldclubinc.com/award-submissions/ Deadline August 9, 2015

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants – Supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers with grants of $2,000-$10,000 to encourage creative development and career building opportunities. Open to artists in all disciplines who reside in Minnesota. For full guidelines and application, see website. Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants, Park Square Court, Ste. 200, 400 Sibley St., Saint Paul, MN, Kathee Foran, Program Officer, T: (651) 215-1626, Kathee.Foran@arts.state.mn.us, http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/artist-initiative.htm. Deadline: August 7, 2015 (visual and media arts)

**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969, openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.org. Deadline: August 15, 2015

##Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award Unrestricted award of $25,000 to 2 Washington State generative artists in any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application date, have a minimum of 5 years in professional art practice, and be a resident of Washington State at time of application and when the award is granted. Students ineligible. A letter of recommendation is required. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award, 1835 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 467-8734, FAX: (206) 467-9633, info@artisttrust.org, http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/money#arts_innovator_awards. Deadline: November 16, 2015

South Arts Southern Fast Track Touring Grants – Provides smaller presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) with fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. Grants will be awarded for theater, music, opera, musical theater, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must have operating budgets of $150,000 or less (for the last completed fiscal year), and projects must take place between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The maximum request is 50 percent of the artist fee, up to $2,500. The minimum grant request is $500. Applications must be submitted online at least sixty days prior to the project start date. See website for complete guidelines and application. South Arts Southern Fast Track Touring Grants, 1800 Peachtree St., Ste. 808, Atlanta, GA 30309, Contact: Nikki Estes, T: (404) 874-7244 x16, http://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/southern-fast-track-touring/. Deadline: Rolling; submit at least 60 days prior to project start date


Generations Residency (Boulder, CO) - The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company makes an ongoing commitment to new theatrical work, from world premieres to playwright residencies. Generations is BETC's new play development program. The name comes from BETC's goals for the program: to welcome all generations into the theater to see new plays, and to empower playwrights to generate new work. Each year, one playwright is chosen from a international applicant pool to join BETC in Boulder for a one-week residency, where the writer workshops the work-in-progress with a director, actors, and a dramaturg. Each residency culminates in a public reading. Generations is made possible in part by the Sustainable Arts Foundation. BETC is now accepting submissions for our next Generations residency. In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays, for a cast of seven actors or less, written by a parent with at least one child under 18 years of age as of September 1, 2015. For information, submission guidelines, and to apply, visit http://betc.org/generations. Deadline: September 1, 2015
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2016, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,
http://www.khncenterforthearts.org. Deadline: September 1, 2015

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2016, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks, but can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution, and deposit. Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $40. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com, www.vcca.com. Deadline: September 15, 2015

National Playwright Residency Program - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in collaboration with Howlround, A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College, established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.  The pilot round, which was on an invitation-only basis, has provided three years of salary, benefits, and a flexible research and development fund for American playwrights at 14 selected theaters.  The goals of the program are to: Advance the state of playwrights in the American theater by providing them with space, time, and resources, and greater access to the institutions in which they work; Influence the working environment of theaters by embedding playwrights in them; Generate public value through the interaction of playwrights with local artistic and civic communities; Document and disseminate the findings to help benefit the field. For more information, guidelines and to apply, visit: https://mellon.org/programs/arts-and-cultural-heritage/performing-arts/national-playwright-residency-program-2016-round/application/. Deadline: September 15, 2015
Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2016, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit. Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.org. Deadline: September 15, 2015

**Turkey Land Cove Foundation** (February-June, 2016, Edgartown, MA) – “A personal retreat for motivated women to pursue their professional, educational and artistic goals,” the Foundation provides need-based grants to women in transition, offering time, space, peace and quiet to plan major life changes, finish a body of artistic work, or accomplish other goals for which such a retreat would be appropriate. Their goal is to provide this to women who would otherwise not be able to afford a retreat. Successful applicants should be motivated, and have clear, definable goals to pursue artistic, professional, or educational advancement and a plan to implement those goals. Open to women who are residents of New England or New York State. Apply online, through website. NO FEE. Turkey Land Cove Foundation, PO Box 11, Edgartown, MA 02539, T: (508) 627-4583, turkeylandcovefoundation@gmail.com, http://www.turkeylandcovefoundation.com/. Deadline: October 1, 2015

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing

Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency (Banff, Alberta) - The Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency is a retreat for writers looking for focus and inspiration. Writers in all genres are invited to apply. Applications are evaluated through an adjudicated process. Minimum residency length is three days. Participants are housed in single rooms which also serve as their private workspaces. For more information:www.banffcentre.ca/programs. Submission is ongoing.

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