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Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from underrepresented communities, who lack access to financial and creative support. Each winner participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, two public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 20 pages of poetry or prose and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships, P.O. Box 6037, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.