“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Green
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a fellowship for writers of mid-grade or young adult (YA) literature. Candidates should be working on a chapter book that provides inspiration and hope for those struggling with the hardships and challenges that life often metes out. The successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication. Prior publication is not a requirement.
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. Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in the community outreach of their choice and are provided the chance to be published in eMerge, the online literary magazine of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow.
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. The submission period opens on Friday, April 1, 2022. Deadline is midnight on Monday, June 27, 2022. The winner will be announced no later than August 1, 2022. Residency must be completed by December 31, 2023. For an application form, visit https://www.writerscolony.org/fellowships.
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank author and former WCDH Board President Peggy Kjelgaard 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.
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to nurture writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, energizes creative expression, stimulates new thinking, and optimizes productivity. Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities hosting over 1,700 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please visit www.writerscolony.org or call Michelle Hannon or Jeanne Glass at (479)253-7444.
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