UPDATE: The submission due date has been extended to Monday, November 30. The winner will be announced by Friday, December 18.
“The whole language of writing for me is finding out what you don’t want to know, what you don’t want to find out. But something forces you to anyway.” - James Baldwin
This fellowship invites writers to explore the African-American experience. The work may be in any literary genre: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, or a combination. It may take place now or in the past. It may draw upon the life of the author or probe other lives. There is no expectation of a certain attitude or type of experience. Rather, the successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication.
The fellowship winner will receive a two-week residency to allow the recipient to focus completely on their work. Each writer’s suite has a bedroom, private bathroom, separate writing space, and wireless internet. We provide uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch.
Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a writing sample and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Writers proposing more than one project must submit a separate application and fee for each one. Deadline is midnight on Monday, November 30, 2020 (formerly Monday, October 26). The winner will be announced no later than Friday, December 18, 2020 (formerly November 23). Residency must be completed by December 31, 2021. Exceptions will be made if COVID-19 makes a residency inadvisable.
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank author and Writers’ Colony alumna, Linda Leavell, and her husband, Brooks Garner, for generously funding this fellowship. For more information about funding a fellowship supporting the genre and/or area of interest you are passionate about, visit www.writerscolony.org/sponsor-a-fellowship.
Please remember to save your changes as you complete your application, or complete the information offline and then copy and paste into this application. Each application requires an application fee of $35.00 which can be submitted here: https://www.writerscolony.org/product-page/application-fee