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Up to 15 fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the New York Public Library. The fellows will each receive $70,000, an office at the Cullman Center, and full access to the New York Public Library's main branch, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in midtown Manhattan, from September 2016 through May 2017. Fellows will be required to work on their projects at the Cullman Center for the duration of the fellowship and give a public talk. Writers currently enrolled in graduate degree-granting programs are ineligible. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of up to 4,500 words, a project proposal of up to 1,500 words, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (submitted directly to the Cullman Center by the references through the online submission system), by September 25. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
New York Public Library, Cullman Center Fellowships, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 225, New York, NY 10018.