Maine Arts Commission

Maine Artist Fellowship

July 3, 2024
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A fellowship of up to $5,000 is given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, a creative nonfiction writer, or a writer working in a genre outside these categories who is a resident of Maine and has lived in the state for at least one year. The fellow is expected to reside in the state for the year of the fellowship. Writers who are at least age 25 and are not enrolled in a degree-granting program are eligible. The fellowship committee can appoint a translator to assist in the review of work submitted in a language other than English. Using only the online submission system, submit up to five writing samples of no more than 8 pages of poetry or prose each; an artist statement; and a résumé (or a brief bio) between May 22 and July 3. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Maine Arts Commission, Maine Artist Fellowship, 193 State Street, 25 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. (207) 287-2710. Khristina Kurasz, Program Director.