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Fellowships ranging from $7,000 to $12,000 each are awarded biennially to New Jersey poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to support new work. Full-time New Jersey residents who are not matriculating students and who have not received a NJSCA fellowship in the past five years are eligible. Submit five copies of a work sample completed within the past two years (up to 10 pages of poetry, one chapter of a completed novel with a one-page synopsis, or 10 to 15 pages of short fiction or creative nonfiction) by July 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Fellowships in Poetry and Prose, c/o Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 North Charles Street, Suite 401, Baltimore, MD 21201. (410) 539-6656, ext. 101.