Arts Residencies & Creative Opps for Travelers in Nicaragua, Madeira, Alaska, Australia & more

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK: Artists invited to apply for 10-day residencies from Jun-Sept via National Park Service, includes housing in historic East Fork Cabin. NOTE: Each artist may bring with them one adult guest for the length of the residency. Apply by 9/30.

Wilton, CT: Visual #Artists invited to apply for 1-month residencies at Weir Farm National Historic Site via National Park Service. Studio + housing in small, historic furnished farmhouse. $35 app fee; apply by 7/15.

Granada, Nicaragua: Temp Documentary Filmmaker Instructor wanted by Actuality Media for 10-week media instruction program. $3600 flat fee + RT travel to Nicaragua + housing.

Filmmakers: Call for Entries open to Madeira Micro International Film Festival, 12/12-14. The MMIFF is a fantastic festival for creative, international and auteur cinema with an artistic claim. We present fantastic and surreal feature films from all over the world. Please submit your screening DVD/Blu-ray (PAL or NTSC) or online screener by 11/1. Minimum length for submitted films is 45 minutes.

Female Travel Writers: Vela Magazine is officially open for submissions! “Literary journalism, essay, memoir or narrative nonfiction that has a strong sense of place and/or journey. We want your stories, stories that are informed by the kind of restless searching, discovery and wonder inherent in travel. We want it all.”

Travel Bloggers: Write a 500-word or less post on ‘What I Would Do in 5 days in Queensland, Australia’ to win 5-night trip from Johnny Jet. Option to extend trip to attend Problogger conference on the Gold Coast, 9/13-14. Enter by midnight, 6/23.

Call for Submissions: Port Cities Review, a relatively-new online publication of “places where land and water meet” is seeking writers to submit feature-length articles that reveal the essence and aura of marvelous port cities worldwide. Articles can be in the form of personal narratives, #travel stories, lifestyle articles, or arts and culture pieces, as long as the writing is engaging and, most importantly, ties into a port city theme, either objectively, subjectively, or symbolically. Recommended word length is between 800 and 1,200 words. Payment is a flat rate of $50/article. The editors are also accepting fiction stories, between 1,000 and 3,600 words. Long-form fiction stories above 3,000 words may be broken into three stories and published as a series in three consecutive issues. Payment for fiction stories is $50 to $150, depending on length. Submission guidelines here.

Radio Journalists invited to apply for NPR/Above the Fray Fellowship, for an opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. One Fellow will be selected based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend 3 months filing on-air & online stories for NPR. Apply by 7/31.

Writers in the Schools (WITS), a program of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is looking for creative writers — poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, cartoonists/graphic novelists, and playwrights — who are passionate about teaching the power and pleasure of writing to young people and who are excited to collaborate with public school teachers. Employment is part-time. Residency contracts vary, but typically extend for nine months from October to June. A school-year commitment is typically required. Compensation for a full-residency is $6,500 ($77/teaching hour; to be paid in monthly installments). Partial or greater residencies are scaled accordingly. Writers can be paid up to $500 for attending writer meetings, retreats, and meeting administrative deadlines. Free tickets to Seattle Arts & Lectures events, as available.

Tiger Airways offering free flights from The Phillippines to Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Clark, Laoag, Bacolod, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban & Puerto Princesa from 7/1-9/30; book by 6/30 – via Chief Executive Bum

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