Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow Offers the “Telling True Stories” Fellowship
"It is the emotions, not the facts, that most engage and excite readers and in the end are the heart of most stories.” Tom Wolfe
Writers of narrative nonfiction are invited to apply for this fellowship. It must be historically
accurate, and it must tell a compelling story, but it can take a variety of forms, including
memoirs, autobiography, biography, history, journalism, and even drama and poetry. It cannot
be “fictionalized,” that is, fully or partially made up. Prior publication is not required. The
writing sample must demonstrate good storytelling.
The fellowship winner will receive a two-week residency at WCDH to focus completely on their
writing. 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 processional writers when desired, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for
Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a writing sample (ten pages),CV or Bio, and a non-refundable $35
application fee. Only one writing project may be proposed per application. Writers proposing
more than one project must submit a separate application and fee for each one.
The submission period opens on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The deadline is midnight, CST, on
Monday, April 22, 2024. The winner will be announced no later than May 27, 2024. Residency
must be completed by December 31, 2025.
For an application form, visit https://www.writerscolony.org/fellowships.
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 backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds
community, stimulates new thinking, energizes creative expression, and optimizes productivity.
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