The Moondancer fellowship is awarded to an author who expresses their love of nature and concern for the environment through their writing. This fellowship is open to poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, columnists, memoirists, and screenwriters. Prior publication is not a requirement. The submitted work sample should demonstrate literary merit and the promise of publication, or in the case of theater and film, production.
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. Only one writing project may be proposed per application. The deadline is midnight on Monday, May 31, 2021. The winner will be announced no later than June 18, 2021. Residency must be completed by July 31, 2022. Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 concerns.
For more information about funding a fellowship supporting the genre and/or area of interest you are passionate about, visit writerscolony.org/sponsor-a-fellowship.
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides uninterrupted residency time for writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists without discrimination. We foster an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression.
Please remember to save your changes as you complete your application, or complete the information offline and then copy and paste into this application. Any application received that does not follow the instructions will immediately be disqualified. Each application requires an application fee of $35.00 which can be submitted here: writerscolony.org/product-page/application-fee
If you have questions about the application or application process, please contact us at 479-253-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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