Nine fellowships of $5,000 each, membership to the Center for Fiction in New York City, and access to the Writers Studio writing space at the center are given annually to fiction writers living in New York City who have not yet published a book of fiction. Winners also have the opportunity to meet with editors and agents who represent new writers. Students enrolled in a degree-granting program or who are currently under contract with a publisher for a work of fiction are ineligible. Submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 7,500 words, a résumé, and proof of New York City residency by February 14. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Center for Fiction, New York City Emerging Writers Fellowship, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Thierry Kehou, Writing Programs Manager.