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Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship

Washington College
No entry fee
Deadline: 
November 1, 2017

A nine-month fellowship, which includes a stipend of $45,000, at the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, is given annually to a nonfiction writer working on a book that addresses the history or legacy of the American Revolution and the nation's founding ideas. The fellowship also includes health benefits, faculty privileges, and a residency in a restored eighteenth-century house in historic Chestertown. The fellow is expected to teach a semester-long undergraduate seminar and give one lecture or workshop related to his or her work-in-progress. Submit a writing sample of any length, a project description, a brief course proposal, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by November 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Fellowships and Grants

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Greater than $20
Deadline: 
November 1, 2017

Fellowships of up to $23,000 and grants of up to $5,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators for study and research in Scandinavia. For travel in the 2018-2019 academic year, using the online submission system submit up to 15 pages of poetry, 20 pages of prose, or 10 pages of work translated into English (along with the original text), a project proposal, a project budget, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation with a $60 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
No entry fee
Deadline: 
October 15, 2017
An award of approximately $58,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Submit two copies of up to 40 pages of poetry or a published book and up to 20 pages of poetry and the required entry form by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
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Radcliffe Institute Fellowships

Harvard University
No entry fee
Deadline: 
September 14, 2017

Fellowships of $77,500 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to allow them to pursue creative projects. Fellows are expected to reside in Boston during the fellowship period, which lasts from September through May. Poets who have published a full-length collection or at least 20 poems in magazines or anthologies in the last five years and who are in the process of completing a manuscript are eligible. Fiction and creative nonfiction writers who have a book-length manuscript under contract for publication or at least three shorter works published are eligible. Writers who are graduate students at the time of application are not eligible. For 2018-2019 fellowships, submit up to 10 poems or one or two short stories, a recent book chapter, or an essay totaling no more than 30 pages; contact information for three references; a curriculum vitae; and a project proposal by September 14. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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Cullman Center Fellowships

New York Public Library
No entry fee
Deadline: 
September 29, 2017

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 for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library's main branch in midtown Manhattan, and full access to the library's collections, from September 2018 through May 2019. 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 a graduate degree-granting program 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) by September 29. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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