Fellowships of $75,000 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 2017–2018 fellowships, submit up to 10 poems or one or two short stories, a recent book chapter, or an essay totaling no more than 7,000 words; contact information for three references; a curriculum vitae; and a project proposal by September 15. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute Fellowships, Fellowship Office, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 496-1324.