Apply for free via this online form by October 26, 2018, at 11:59 EDT. Commission recipients will be announced in early December.
The magazine invites proposals for new work to be developed by artists and writers in collaboration with Triple Canopy’s editors for inclusion in an upcoming issue devoted to the role of emerging technologies in fostering, reconfiguring, and eroding associations between people, which will launch in early 2019. For more information on issue twenty-six, please see here.
For this year's call for proposals, we're only seeking works of fiction and poetry to be published online; that said, we're open to hybrid genres, combinations of text and visual media or audio recordings, stories that are generated by or linked to events to be staged by the author, etc. (Unfortunately, we’re not able to consider proposals for works to be written in a language other than English or for translations.)
Triple Canopy is looking for writers with coherent proposals for projects that can be realized in one year or less. While we are open to ideas that can be evaluated in relation to completed works, we will prioritize proposals that are accompanied by samples of the writing in progress. We are, as ever, in search of work that makes innovative, persuasive use of its own form and medium. While past publication or experience is not a prerequisite, successful applicants will demonstrate fluency in the genres in which they are writing. We appreciate work that takes into account current discussions and debates but is not bound by them, work that is carefully crafted but not fixated on form. While there is no limit on the length of proposed projects, keep in mind that we rarely publish works that contain more than eight thousand words.
Commission recipients receive:
Eight to twelve months of artistic, editorial, and technical support
An honorarium of $2,000
The possibility of using Triple Canopy’s Manhattan office and venue for an event devoted or related to the work
The possibility of publishing a version of—or conversation about—the work on Triple Canopy’s forthcoming podcast
Archiving of materials and long-term maintenance of any online version of the project by Triple Canopy in partnership with New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections