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Up to three grants of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are financially compensated for their work as professional artists and are current residents of Tennessee. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Submit two copies of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a personal statement, a résumé, and proof of Tennessee residence by January 27. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Tennessee Arts Commission, Individual Artist Fellowships, 401 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37243. (615) 532-0493. Lee Baird, Director of Literary Arts.