Nine fellowships of $5,000 each, a one-year membership to the Center for Fiction in New York City, and a year of 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, and to receive critical feedback on their work from an editor. Applicants who on June 1, 2023, will be enrolled in a degree-granting program or are currently under contract with a publisher for a work of fiction are ineligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 7,500 words, as well as proof of New York City residency, during the month of May. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
The Center for Fiction, Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellowships, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (212) 755-6710.