Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships of $7,500 each are given biennially to Kentucky poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Emerging Artist Awards of $1,000 each are also given biennially to Kentucky writers in the early stages of their professional careers. Submit up to 20 pages of poetry or prose by February 16. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Kentucky Arts Council, Artist Fellowships and Awards, 500 Mero Street, 21st Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY 40601. (502) 564-3757. Tamara Coffey, Individual Artist Director.