The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County produces the Valentine Tour of Homes each year as a fundraising effort. This year the event will be held Saturday, February 16, 10am-4pm and Sunday, February 17, 12pm-4pm. We include 5-7 exquisite homes on the tour that are indicative of types and homes that South Walton has to offer. We include private homes for no fee and homes that are on the market for a sponsorship of $500.

Homes are submitted for consideration by filling out the form below. Applications are open for submission on July 2, 2018. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018. Invitations to accepted homes will go out December 31, 2018 and confirmation from homeowner or agent and sponsorship fee (for homes on the market) must be received by Monday, Dec 31. Any cancellations received after January 14, 2019 will forfeit their fee unless an acceptable replacement is agreed upon.

POETRY, FICTION, AND CNF FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION 

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JANUARY 12th, 2018

Application fee $20

Each conference a select number of writers are awarded FELLOWSHIPS in FICTION, POETRY, and CREATIVE NONFICTION. These competitive fellowships include a full conference tuition waiver, as well as free housing for the duration of the conference. Fellows will have full access to all conference activities and events and will have a fellow reading with reception. Fellows will be responsible for their own travel and food costs.

In return, the fellows will be responsible for assisting the core faculty in their respective genre workshops, including responding to conference attendee work during the workshop session. Additionally, the fellows will participate in the “Writers in the Classroom” portion of the conference, where they will spend a couple hours in the classroom of locals schools (Seacoast Collegiate High School, 9th – 12th grade) delivering a short craft lecture and interactive exercise on basic aspects of creative writing.

Criteria
The LWC Fellowships are awarded to writers who are actively publishing original work in distinguished magazines and literary periodicals, such as The Paris Review, Zoetrope, December, The Oxford American, The Southern Review, Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Chattahoochee Review, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, etc., AND who have published at least one book and/or received recognition such as NEA grants, Whiting Awards, or other literary awards in the past six years.  Published books may not be self-published.

Application
After paying the application fee each applicant should submit:

1. Current CV OR List of publications in last five years.

2. Writing Sample: Either up to 10 pages of poetry, or 15 pages of fiction – sample should contain no personal data.  Fiction should be double-spaced, normal font and margins.  Poetry should have no more than one poem per page (up to ten total poems).  Please save your sample as the first initial and last name and title of poetry, cnf, or fiction in your manuscript (JSmith ForWhomTheBellTolls.pdf).  Pdf, doc, docx acceptable.  

3. Select genre of submission.

4.  Feel free to include a letter of application to let us know more about yourself--these are not considered in the application process (our judges change from year to year, and read blind). Please let us know if you plan to attend the conference regardless of financial aid decision (this will have no impact on our decision, and simply helps us anticipate total attendees).

POETRY, FICTION, or CNF VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JANUARY 10th 2019

Application Fee:  $15 

Each conference a select number of VETERAN writers are awarded SCHOLARSHIPS in FICTION, POETRY, and/or CREATIVE NONFICTION. These competitive scholarships include a full conference tuition waiver, as well as steeply discounted housing for the duration of the conference (winners will be asked to place a $200 lodging fee at the time of acceptance). Scholars will have full access to all conference activities and events and will have a scholar reading with reception.  Scholars will be responsible for their own travel and food costs.

In return, the scholars will be responsible for daily administrative and management work as staff members for the conference. It is the expectation for each scholar to be prepared to assist the directors for 1-2 hours per day of the conference, and scholars will also assist the core faculty in their respective genre workshops, including responding to conference attendee work during the workshop session. Additionally, the scholars will participate in the “Writers in the Classroom” portion of the conference, where they will spend a couple hours in the classroom of locals schools (Seacoast Collegiate High School, 9th – 12th grade) delivering a short craft lecture and interactive exercise on basic aspects of creative writing. Scholars will perform some desk duties, light administration work, reception set up and break down and generally assist the conference directors. Of course, all expectations are designed to give the scholars new material to put on their CV!

Criteria
The LWC Scholarships are awarded to writers who are actively publishing original work in distinguished magazines and literary periodicals, such as The Paris Review, Zoetrope, December, The Oxford American, The Southern Review, Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Chattahoochee Review, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, etc., BUT WHO HAVE NOT yet published a book and/or received recognition such as NEA grants, Whiting Awards, or other literary awards in the past six years. We are looking for emerging writers, so even if you don't have a long history of publishing, you have a good hsot. Scholars may have a book under contract, but it cannot be published before the conference dates.

Application

After paying the application fee each applicant should submit:

1. Current CV OR List of publications in last five years.

2. Writing Sample: Either up to 10 pages of poetry, or 15 pages of fiction – sample should contain no personal data.  Fiction should be double-spaced, normal font and margins.  Poetry should have no more than one poem per page (up to ten total poems).  Please save your sample as the first initial and last name and title of poetry, cnf, or fiction in your manuscript (JSmith ForWhomTheBellTolls.pdf).  Pdf, doc, docx acceptable.  

3.  Feel free to include a letter of application to let us know more about yourself--these are not considered in the application process (our judges change from year to year, and read blind). Please let us know if you plan to attend the conference regardless of financial aid decision (this will have no impact on our decision, and simply helps us anticipate total attendees).

 

https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/longleaf-writers-conference/

POETRY, FICTION, or CNF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JANUARY 12, 2019

$15 Application Fee

Each conference a Marginalized Writer or Poet is awarded a SCHOLARSHIP in FICTION, POETRY, or CREATIVE NONFICTION. This competitive scholarship include a full conference tuition waiver, as well as steeply discounted housing for the duration of the conference (winners will be asked to place a $200 lodging fee at the time of acceptance). Scholars will have full access to all conference activities and events and will have a scholar reading with reception.  Scholars will be responsible for their own travel and food costs.

In return, the scholars will be responsible for daily administrative and management work as staff members for the conference. It is the expectation for each scholar to be prepared to assist the directors for 1-2 hours per day of the conference, and scholars will also assist the core faculty in their respective genre workshops, including responding to conference attendee work during the workshop session. Additionally, the scholars will participate in the “Writers in the Classroom” portion of the conference, where they will spend a couple hours in the classroom of locals schools (Seacoast Collegiate High School, 9th – 12th grade) delivering a short craft lecture and interactive exercise on basic aspects of creative writing.  Of course, all expectations are designed to give the scholars new material to put on their CV!

Criteria
The LWC Scholarships are awarded to writers who are actively publishing original work in distinguished magazines and literary periodicals, such as The Paris Review, Zoetrope, December, The Oxford American, The Southern Review, Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Chattahoochee Review, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, etc., BUT WHO HAVE NOT yet published a book and/or received recognition such as NEA grants, Whiting Awards, or other literary awards in the past six years. We are looking for emerging artists, so even if you don't have a long list of publications, you have a shot due to our blind judging process! Scholars may have a book under contract, but it cannot be published before the conference dates.

Application
After paying the application fee each applicant should submit:

1. Current CV OR List of publications in last five years, and statement of eligibility*.

2. Writing Sample: Either up to 10 pages of poetry, or 15 pages of fiction – sample should contain no personal data.  Fiction should be double-spaced, normal font and margins. Poetry should have no more than one poem per page (up to ten total poems). Please save your sample as the first initial and last name and title of poetry, cnf, or fiction in your manuscript (JSmith ForWhomTheBellTolls.pdf).  Pdf, doc, docx acceptable.  

3.  *Please include a letter of application to let us know more about yourself and how it is that you might be considered marginalized by the publishing or literary world--these are not considered in the application process (our judges change from year to year, and read blind)--but of course we do have to see who best qualifies for this financial award. Please let us know if you plan to attend the conference regardless of financial aid decision (this will have no impact on our decision, and simply helps us anticipate total attendees).

 

https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/longleaf-writers-conference/

Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (FL)