Archive for the 'Fellowships' Category

The Vermont Studio Center: Fellowships

17 September 2011

The Vermont Studio Center is now accepting applications for our October 3, 2011 fellowship award deadline and am asking you to share news of these awards with your friends and colleagues.

Last year, VSC awarded more than 150 fellowships and made additional grants to hundreds of artists and writers from around the world.

Educational Foundation of America Fellowships
Three merit-based fellowships available to emerging and mid-career artists and writers of color from the United States.

Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship
One fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC. This award includes a stipend of $1250 to help cover expenses associated with taking the residency, including but not limited to travel, rent, childcare or to replace lost income.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship
One fellowship for an artist or writer who is raising young children; this award includes a $2,000 stipend to cover lost income, travel, child care, or other costs related to taking time away from the family. In addition to the VSC application form, applicants should submit a copy of a tax return (or other documentation) showing dependents under the age of 18.

John Pavlis Fellowships
Three awards for African-American visual artists and writers, with preference
given to current students and recent graduates of Fisk University, Spelman or
Morehouse Colleges.

Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One fellowship for a minority visual artist with demonstrable financial need from New Haven, Jersey City or Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.

For a full list of all awards available at this deadline, click here:

To apply online, click here:

On behalf of all of us at VSC, I thank you for helping to spread the word about
these opportunities.

David Grozinsky

Admissions Coordinator
Vermont Studio Center
Tel: 802-635-2727


Women Writing for Women Workshops

17 September 2011
Literary Agent, Toni Lopopolo, Offers Workshops Staring September 22 in Ventura

(Ventura, CA – September 12, 2011) Literary agent Toni Lopopolo recently relocated her agency to the Central Coast and will be working with authors and prospective authors to help them craft tightly written fiction that is marketable. Ms Lopopolo held Executive Editor positions with Macmillan and St. Martins and stands ready to help writers achieve their dreams of publication.
There will be four sessions limited to eight women writers. The classes begin on Thursday, September 22 at 6:15 pm and run four consecutive Thursdays. They will be held in the private dining room at Carrow’s Restaurant just off Seaward and the 101 in Ventura.
“While visiting last spring,” Ms Lopopolo said, “I held my first Tea with Toni in Ventura and had an incredible response from attendees. This is an interactive workshop for female writers of romance, mainstream fiction and narrative nonfiction. The focus of the group will stress story, character, point of view, dialogue, pacing, plot and writing in scenes. And most important, everything will be viewed through the MARKETABILITY lens.”
Each writer must present from 5 to 10 pages of their writing to Toni and the other writers at least five days before each session, plus a story summary. Each will receive feedback with a publishing professional with years of experience in the business both as an editor, writing instructor at Temple University, as well as from writers in the group.

Additionally, Ms Lopopolo will thoroughly edit (red line) each attendee’s work. The cost is $200 for all four sessions. To reserve a space, email: or phone Toni at (215) 353-1151.  Two books are needed for the course:
l. Stein On Writing by Sol Stein
2. Self-Editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King

About Toni Lopopolo
Literary Agent, Toni Lopopolo, brings a book publishing resume that began in 1970 in the publicity dept of Bantam Books, where she helped publicize authors such as Philip Roth, Barbara Cartland, Isaac Asimov, Victor Villasenor, and Louis L’Amour.

She next served as Library Promotion Director at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, until Houghton Mifflin offered her a position in Boston as Marketing Manager, Paperback Books. Her big campaigns included Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins.  When Macmillan offered Toni the title of Executive Editor, she moved back to New York City and published Judy Mazel’s Beverly Hills Diet, Elvis 56 by Al Wertheimer among other hits. Next St. Martin’s Press made an offer she couldn’t refuse and Toni became Executive Editor there from 1981 to 1990 and published Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin, Rich and Famous by Kate Coscarelli plus Elsa Lanchester, Herself, by Elsa Lanchester, On The Other Hand by Fay Wray as well biographies of Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and many other titles. She has taught fiction and narrative nonfiction writing at Temple University in Philadelphia and Writer’s Rooms across the country.

In l991, Toni opened Literary Management and has sold books for authors Sol Stein, Lee Silber, Lillian Glass, Steve Duno, Nancy Baer, Flo Fitzgerald, Judith Smith-Levin, Howard Olgin, Jeanette Baker, Larry Seeley, Shelly Lowenkopf, and many others.

To learn more, visit:


Fellowship Awards: Open to all artists & writers

29 January 2011

Fellowships Awards:

Applications Must Be Received Ry: FEBRUARY 15, 2011

VSC awards a number of fellowships for 4-week residencies throughout the year. In addition to VSC Awards, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding as well as specific international fellowships with deadlines on April 1st. To apply for a fellowship, please use our brochure or download an application. To apply for a special fellowship award, applicants should note any additional award name(s) for which they are eligible. View the October 1 Fellowship Winners.

Awards for the February 15 Deadline:
Vermont Studio Center Awards
Sixteen fellowship awards are open to all artists and writers based on merit as represented in the portfolio or manuscript.
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Fellowship
This Fellowship provides a one-month VSC residency for a writer who is a current member of ALSCW.
Bermant Foundation Fellowships
Two fellowships for visual artists focused on technological kinetic art including sound sculpture, performance and, in general art that incorporates time, movement, motion and change. Preference will be given to work that draws its form, content and materials from current technology.
Civil Society Institute (CSI)
One award for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need; preference will be given to artists from New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.
Dedalus Foundation Fellowships
Three fellowships for painters working in the modernist tradition.
Gihon River Collective Fellowship
One award for an outstanding visual artist or writer who is a current resident of the United Kingdom (at least 2 years). Funding for this award was raised by VSC September 2009 Alumni at their London show in 2010.
Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships
Two fellowship awards open to Native American artists living in the U.S. based on the strength and quality of their work. Includes a $500 travel stipend.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Ten fellowship awards open to visual artists of outstanding talent and demonstrated financial need are supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Kay Evans Award
One 2-week merit-based award open to all poets; created in honor of Maine poet Kay Evans by her friends and family.
In 2011, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation/VSC Fellowship Program for visual artists of outstanding talent will support two to four 4-week residencies for domestic artists.
Wheels for Wheels Award
One fellowship open to an artist or writer who uses a wheelchair and/or has a spinal cord injury.
Helen Zell Residency Fellowship
One fellowship for a University of Michigan MFA candidate in poetry between his/her first or second year.
Zoland Poetry Fellowships
Offered in conjunction with Zoland Poetry, these 2 annual Fellowships are open to writers of original English-language poetry (1) and to translators (1). Poets should submit a manuscript according to guidelines on the Apply page; translators should submit 3 copies of the original poems/translations, along with a description of English-language rights, author bio, and translator CV.

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship

1 December 2010

Nickelodeon is offering writing fellowships in live action and animated television to writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year.

Deadline to submit is February 28, 2011.

For more information, visit

The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Fellowship Awards

11 November 2010

The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing offers five fellowships for writers: the Michael Steinberg Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, the Dennis Lehane Fellowship for Fiction, the Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent, the Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry, and the Lee Hope Fellowship for Diverse Voices.
Fellowship recipients (except recipients of the Hope Fellowship, which is $500) will receive a $1,000 award toward their first semester’s tuition.

Fellowships are awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s writing sample; applicants who want to be considered for a fellowship should submit applications one month prior to the general application deadline.

For comprehensive program information, a downloadable application form, and faculty bios, go to:

Vermont Studio Center – Full Fellowship Awards

3 September 2010

Vermont Studio Center – Upcoming Fellowship Deadline – Applications
due by: October 1st, 2010


The Studio Center provides 4-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

VSC awards a number of Fellowships for 4-week residencies throughout the year. Open to all artists and writers. In addition to VSC Fellowships, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding.

Please visit our website for more information and to download an application:

Vermont Studio Center – Full Fellowship Awards

26 May 2010

Vermont Studio Center – Upcoming Fellowship Deadline – Applications due by: June 15th, 2010

VSC awards a number of Fellowships for 4-week residencies throughout the year. Open to all artists and writers. In addition to VSC Fellowships, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding.

Please visit our website for more information and to download an application:

Writer’s Center Fellowship

3 August 2009

The Writer’s Center, metropolitan DC’s community gathering place for writers and readers, is currently accepting submissions for several competitive Emerging Writer Fellowships. Emerging Writer Fellows will be selected from applicants who have published up to 2 book-length works of prose and up to 3 book-length works of poetry. We welcome submissions from writers of any genre, background, or experience.

Emerging Writer Fellows will be featured at The Writer’s Center as part of their Emerging Writers Reading Series. The readings, held on Friday evenings, bring together writers in different genres with a backdrop of live music. The Writer’s Center book store will sell titles by the Emerging Writers throughout the season in which they appear in an effort to promote them and their work to a wide audience.

Selected Fellows are invited to lead a special Saturday workshop at The Writer’s Center, with compensation commensurate with standard Writer’s Center provisions.

Fellows receive an all-inclusive honorarium to help offset their travel costs in the amount of $250 or $500, depending on their place of departure.

Fellows for Fall 2009 include novelist Alexander Chee (Edinburgh), novelist Lisa Selin Davis (Belly), poet Suzanne Frischkorn (Lit Windowpane), poet Aaron Smith (Blue on Blue Ground), Canadian fiction writer Neal Smith (Bang Crunch), poet Srikanth Reddy (Facts for Visitors), and poet Nancy Krygowski (Velocity).

Their events will be held in September, October, and December. See our events calendar for more information.

Spring 2009 events will be held in February, March, and April/May.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest, a resume or CV that details publication history and familiarity facilitating group discussions, and a copy of your most recent book. Self-published or vanity press titles will not be accepted. A committee comprised of The Writer’s Center board members, staff, and members will evaluate submissions on behalf of our community of writers.

The deadline to submit is August 15, 2009.

Applicants are encouraged to call Charles Jensen, Director, for more information at 301-654-8664.

The Writer’s Center, established in 1976, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest literary centers. We provide over 60 free public events and more than 200 writing workshops each year, sell one of the largest selections of literary magazines in our on-site bookstore, and publish Poet Lore, America’s oldest continually published poetry journal.

Brown Fellowship for International Writers

10 January 2009

Writing/Fellowship: The Brown Graduate Program in Literary Arts and Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies seek applications and nominations for the 2009-2010 International Writers Project Fellowship.

The fellowship provides institutional, intellectual, artistic and social support to writers who face personal danger, oppression, and/or threats to their livelihood in nations throughout the world. Each academic year, the fellowship is granted to one writer who is unable to practice free expression in his or her homeland. The academic-year fellowship covers the costs of relocation and the writer’s living expenses in the U.S., and also provides an office at Brown University for ten months.

The IWP Fellowship is open to established creative writers (fiction writers, poets, or playwrights) who are persecuted in their home countries or who are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art. Writers interested in applying for the fellowship should send a case history, providing publishing history and explaining need, a writing sample, and a resume, to the Graduate Program in Literary Arts, Box 1923, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, or they may e-mail materials to

Persons wishing to make the IWP aware of a writer in need, or wishing to nominate a candidate, should also contact the program as noted above. The IWP will be accepting applications until February 15, 2009. More information about the IWP is available on the Literary Arts Program Web site, (click on IWP).

Kathy Fish Flash Fiction Fellowship

25 December 2008

Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown, MA

20 November 2008

For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging writers. Writers from any country who have not yet published a book with significant distribution are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a 7-month stay at the Work Center and a monthly stipend of $650. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the strength and promise of their application manuscripts. Former Fellows have won every major national award in writing and include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, Yusef Komunyakaa, and 800 others.

No degree is required for a Fellowship, but we have found that students who are about to finish or have recently finished graduate writing programs are often in search of opportunities like the Work Center Fellowship.

The application is straightforward. For details, please visit

The postmark deadline for next year¹s Fellowships is Monday, December 1, 2008.

Robert Frost Fellowship in Poetry

3 November 2008

Middlebury College seeks a poet with an M.F.A. degree and at least one published book to reside in Robert Frost’s Homer Noble Farmhouse in Ripton, Vermont, to teach two courses and advise undergraduate poetry projects during the academic year, and to teach one course during the summer at either the Bread Loaf School of English or the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. The fellowship, renewable for up to three years, will begin in September 2009.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which speak to teaching ability) to Professor Brett Millier, Department of English and American Literatures, Axinn Center, 15 Old Chapel Road, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753. Review of applications will begin November 21, and will end when the position is filled. Middlebury College is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of its student body.

Emory Creative Writing Fellowship

18 September 2008

Emory University. Two-year Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction in lively undergraduate English/Creative Writing Program, beginning fall 2009. Load 2-1, all workshops; $26,000 salary, and health benefits. Required: MFA or PhD in last five years, with Creative Writing teaching experience. Desirable: record of publication, with a first book underway; interest in secondary genre, especially creative nonfiction and screenwriting. Send dossier, including cover letter discussing teaching experience and philosophy, c.v., two letters of recommendation and a 25-page writing sample to: Creative Writing Program, Emory University, 537 Kilgo Road, Room N209, Atlanta, GA 30322, by November 14, 2008 deadline. We actively seek applications from women and minority candidates. AA/EOE.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship

14 May 2008

2009–2010 fellowship information:

The Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship

14 May 2008

2008-2011 Postdoctoral Fellowships Application information:

Colgate University: Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

2 November 2007

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writer will spend the academic year (late August 2008 to early May 2009) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellow will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $33, 250 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications, which should arrive by January 1, 2008, consist of a resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate’s abilities as a teacher; an either a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-space pages of poetry. Writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Send complete applications to Creative Writing Fellowship c/o Department of English, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398.

Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship

1 November 2007

Gilman School. Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship in any genre: fiction, poetry, playwrighting, or creative non-fiction. Gilman School, an independent boys’ school with coordinated classes with our sister schools, Bryn Mawr School & Roland Park Country School, will continue to sponsor a writer-in-residence position for the ’08-’09 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching one class in creative writing, directing a speakers’ series, advising the literary magazine, & working one-to-one with students on their writing. Salary: $30,000, plus full benefits package. To apply: send c.v., cover letter, three confidential letters of recommendation or dossier, & a sample of published writing to:

Dr. Meg Tipper
Director, Writing Center
Gilman School
5407 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210.

Firm deadline for receipt of all materials is January 8.

James Jones First Novel Fellowship

22 March 2007

The 15th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship will be awarded to an American author of a first novel-in-progress, in 2007, by the James Jones Literary Society. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition.

The award is intended to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture exemplified by the late James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and other prose narratives of distinction. Jones himself was the recipient of aid from many supporters as a young writer and his family, friends, and admirers have established this award of $10,000 to continue the tradition in his name.

Judges: Kaylie Jones, his daughter and a novelist; J. Michael Lennon, one of his biographers; and Bonnie Culver, Director of Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Eligibility: The competition is open to United States citizens who have not previously published a novel. Manuscripts may be submitted for publication simultaneously, but the Society must be notified of acceptance elsewhere. Officers of the James Jones Society are not eligible for the award.

Entry Fee: A $20 check/money order, payable to Wilkes University, not to James Jones First Novel Fellowship, must accompany each entry.

Manuscript Guidelines: A two-page (maximum) outline of the entire novel and the first 50 pages of the novel-in-progress are to be submitted.

The manuscript must be typed and double-spaced; outline may be single-spaced. Name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if available) should be on the title page, but nowhere else on the manuscript. Pages should be numbered.

If a manuscript is selected for the final round, the author will be asked to send another copy of the originally submitted first 50 pages plus pages 51-100. Submissions will be acknowledged only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped postcard. No manuscripts will be returned. Failure to comply with manuscript guidelines may disqualify entries.

For a copy of the press release on the winners, please submit a SASE (to the address listed in the next paragraph) marked “Winners 2007 Contest.” The press release will be available in late Fall 2007.

Timetable: Entries are to be sent to the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, c/o Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766, and postmarked no later than March 1, 2007.

The winner will be notified on or about September 1, 2007. The first-prize winner must accept the award at the James Jones Literary Society Conference held each fall, usually in early November. Transportation funding will be provided. An excerpt from the winning manuscript will be published in Provincetown Arts (July 2008.)

Entries for the 2007 contest will be accepted after September 30, 2006. For more information, please contact us via e-mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I submitted a manuscript for the 2006 contest. Can I resubmit it for the 2007 contest?
A: Yes, resubmitted manuscripts are accepted.

Q: How many manuscripts are received every year?
A:We usually receive close to 600 manuscripts. Five hundred ninety four manuscripts were submitted to the 2006 contest.

Q: May I enter more than one manuscript?
A: Yes, multiple entries from the same author are allowed, but each submission must be mailed separately along with a $20.00 entry fee for each entry.

Q: I plan on making several revisions to my novel-in-progress. If I am selected as a finalist and have to provide pages 1-100, can I submit my revised version?
A: No. Please keep a copy of the original version you submited to the contest (as well as pages 51-100). All of the judges have to read the same version.

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

9 February 2007

From the Vermont Studio Center:

We are pleased to announce the availability of new Fellowship opportunities at the Vermont Studio Center.

The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (eligibility: artists and writers) New for 2007, the NEA will sponsor four Fellowships this year for outstanding painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, or printmakers who demonstrate clear financial need (applicants must submit their most recent tax return or other information that indicates financial status). Each Fellowship comes with a $1,500 stipend to cover direct residency expenses (travel, materials, shipping, etc.) or related expenses (child care, lost job revenue, rent, etc.). Awards will be based on a combination of the caliber of the work presented, and on demonstrated financial need.

To apply for this Fellowship opportunity, go to: and check the Special Fellowships box under Fees

VSC Grants Fellowships and list the name of the award. All applicants who provide the necessary information will be considered for all awards for which they are eligible.

Milton Center Postgraduate Fellowship

9 February 2007

Milton Center Postgraduate Fellowship. Nine-month fellowship, including a $15,000 stipend, is given annually to a Christian writer of Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Nonfiction to complete a first book. Writers who have completed an MA in English, Creative Writing, or the Humanities or an MFA in Creative Writing are eligible. The fellowship will take place at the Milton Center, which is based on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, from September 15 to June 15, 2008. Fellows will contribute to the center’s ongoing work & teach courses in the SPU English department. Submit eight to twelve poems or thirty-five to fifty pp. of prose, a book proposal of two to three pages, a biography of two to three pages, & a one-page explanation of goals to accomplish at the
Milton Center with a $25 entry fee by March 15. Send SASE, call, or visit for the required application & complete guidelines. Milton Center, Postgraduate Fellowship, 3307 Third Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119. (206) 281-2988.

Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship

18 December 2006

Gilman School. Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship. Gilman School, an independent boys’ school with coordinated classes with Bryn Mawr School & Roland Park Country School, will continue to sponsor a writer-in-residence position for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Responsibilities include teaching one class in creative writing, directing a speakers’ series, advising the literary magazine, & working one-to-one with students on their writing. Salary: approximately $26,000, plus full benefits package. To apply: send c.v., cover letter, three confidential letters of recommendation or dossier, & a sample of published writing to: Dr. Meg Tipper, Director, Writing Center, Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21210.

Firm deadline for receipt of all materials is January 8, 2007.

Writers @ Work Fellowship

18 December 2006

2007 Fellowship Competition: Writers @ Work Conference

Writers at Work

P.O. Box 540370

North Salt Lake, UT 84054-0370

In addition to conference events, Writers @ Work offers an annual Fellowship Competition for emerging writers in the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry genres. Best-selling authors Rick Bass and Pamela Houston were among early fellowship award recipients. Winners are honored with cash prizes and publication in Quarterly West, and a consultation with prominent editor or agent.


Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

First Prize in each category: $1,500, publication in Quarterly West (subject to editorial guidelines), a featured reading at the conference, tuition for a free afternoon session package at the conference (value can be applied towards the full conference tuition), a manuscript consultation during the conference with one of the visiting editors or agents, and free housing.
Honorable Mention in each category: tuition for free afternoon session package (value can be applied towards the full conference tuition), and a manuscript consultation during the conference with one of the visiting editors or agents.


Writers who have not yet published a book-length volume of original work with a national press in the genre in which they submit a manuscript may submit work for the fellowship competition. Only unpublished may be submitted. Work will be considered published if it has appeared in any print journal or literary magazine or has appeared in an electronic magazine or journal. Posting work on personal websites is not considered publishing. Please do not submit work from chapbooks or work published by a vanity press. Self-published work (such as a collection of stories, poems, essays, or novel that you print for limited distribution) is acceptable. Current or former students who have studies with judges in an accredited degree-granting program or institution are not eligible for the competition. Previous winners are not eligible in the genre in which they have won. Board members are prohibited from submitting manuscripts during their
tenure on the board.


Judging is done “blind”. Names are removed from submissions before they are screened so the screeners and judges have no idea of the author and judge on the quality of the manuscript alone. Screening panels are made up of board members and writers from the Salt Lake City writing community. Judges are faculty members invited by the board. They are not board members nor are they affiliated with the board.


Entries for the 2007 fellowship competition can be submitted from January 1, 2007 until no later than March 1, 2007.
Results will be announced May 1, 2007. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship: Carson McCullers Center

18 December 2006

Named in honor of Carson’s parents, The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers was inspired by McCullers’ experience at the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference in Vermont and, especially, the Yaddo Arts Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York.; To honor the contribution of these writers’ residences to McCullers’ work, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians awards fellowships for writers to spend time in McCullers’ childhood home in Columbus, Georgia.; The fellowships are intended to afford the writers in residence uninterrupted time to dedicate to their work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities.

The Marguerite and Lamar Fellowship for Writers will be offered for the fall semester of 2007, the fellowship to begin the first of September and to end the first of December.; During this period of
time, the Smith/McCullers Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment in Carson McCullers’ childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House.; The Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $5000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals.; Fellowship recipients will be required to introduce or advance their work through reading or workshop/forum presentations.; The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency. The Smith-McCullers House is located on a quiet residential street in a historic neighborhood in Columbus, Georgia.; The Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment occupying one-half of the Smith-McCullers House.; The remainder of the house serves as the Smith-McCullers house Museum and as the offices for the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians.; The apartment is comprised of a large living/writing/sleeping room, a private bathroom, and a private entrance, allowing Fellows to work without interruption or disturbance by the Center and Museum. The kitchen is shared by the Fellow and the Center, but the Center uses the kitchen only for occasional special events. The apartment is adequately furnished; Fellows need bring only their personal belongings.; The Carson McCullers Center provides utilities (except for long distance telephone service), general property maintenance, a computer and online service.; Fellows are welcome, of course, to bring their own computers if they prefer.; Since public transportation in the Columbus area leaves something to be desired, an automobile would prove very useful; however, there are grocery stores, post offices, and other services within walking distance, so an automobile is not an absolute necessity.; A spouse or companion is welcome, but children and pets will not be allowed.

April 1, 2007.; All entries must be mailed and postmarked on or before April 2, 2007.; Electronic submissions will not be accepted. APPLICATION: Go to website to download required application form Print out, complete, and mail three copies of the application form and writing sample as described on the application form.; Also, we require two references.; Print out this recommendation form, send to two people of your choosing, and have them mail the completed forms directly to the
McCullers Center.

Except in the case of published works, application materials will not be returned. There is no application fee. All applicants will receive notification of our receipt of application.

Mail the entire packet to:
The Carson McCullers Fellowship Program
Department of Language and Literature
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA; 31907

Direct questions to:
Cathy Fussell, Director
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians
706 568-2054

Announcement of Winner:
Early May.; All applicants will receive letters announcing the winner.