Grotto Fellowship Program for Writers

The Grotto Fellowship Program is now open. Entries will be accepted no later than 1 September 2017. This program is targeted to writers of every genre. A range of benefits will be given to the winning fellows.

Fellowship Description
The Grotto, a working community for writers and other creators of contemporary narrative media is looking for excellent writing and interesting and focused projects for the fellowship program. The goal of this fellowship is to offer up-and-coming writers a working environment among professionals in which to learn and thrive. This fellowship is intended to support emerging writers, with fewer publication credits. You should have a clear idea of the trajectory of your project before you apply, and it should be already underway.

Award Value
Grotto fellowships are free. The costs involved ($100 a month, per fellow) are presently being underwritten by an anonymous donor.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program for writes of every genre.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The Grotto Fellowship is open to writers of every genre, including fiction, nonfiction memoir, journalism, poetry, dramatic writing, etc. Writers who have demonstrated a commitment to their craft but who are not yet widely published are invited to apply.
  • If you have published a book (or have one under contract), a full-length collection of poetry or regularly write for national magazines/newspapers, do not apply.

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States citizens are welcome to apply.

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Application Instruction
To apply, please upload a sample of recent work (10 pages of prose or up to 10 poems) as well as describe your background, your particular project, and what you hope to gain from working at the Grotto. You are also required to fill out the application form at the link below.

Submission Deadline
1 September 2017.

Website and Application Link

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