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Five fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The fellowships are given to writers who are "isolated from the literary establishment." Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, public readings, and other programming. Travel expenses and housing are not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold an undergraduate or graduate writing degree are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 1. 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.