Maybe you’d like to go to a writer’s conference this summer. Here’s a chance to win a fellowship and go for free…even if you don’t already have eighty zillion publications!
Call for Summer Fellowships
Each year, Fishtrap, Inc. awards up to five Fellowships for Summer Fishtrap, held every July at Wallowa Lake, Oregon. Awards are made on the basis of writing submission only, and are not limited to or made because of the genre. In a given year, awards might all go to poets, or to fiction writers, or to non-fiction writers; in fact they go out in different combinations each year, based on the judge's selection of best writing.
Fellowships cover the cost of a workshop, registration for the Gathering, and food and lodging for the week. Awards are made on the basis of writing submission only, and are not limited to any one genre. Fellowships cover the cost of a workshop, registration for the Gathering, and food and lodging for the week. A small travel stipend is also included.
It is the goal of Fishtrap's Fellowship program to recognize and encourage emerging writers. Previous Fellows include novelists Kathleen Tyau and Michael FitzGerald, poets Charles Goodrich and Marilyn Johnston, short fiction writer Kelly Magee, and non-fiction writer Ellie Waterston.
Because we now receive a high volume of Fellowship applications, we are unable to acceptapplications that don't follow the guidelines stated below. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT ELETRONIC SUBMISSIONS. Thanks for reading these guidelines carefully.
Here's what to include in your Fellowship application:
A writing sample:
--Material can be published or unpublished but MUST be in manuscript form, typed or printed–double-spaced for prose.
--Writer's name MUST NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.
--Prose –fiction or non-fiction– 2500 words maximum; poetry 8 pages maximum
--If the work is from a book-length manuscript, you may send a half-page introduction in additionto the 2500 word selection.
--DO NOT FOLD. Please use a 9' x 12' envelope to mail your manuscript flat.
--Brief author's bio:-The bio is not used in judging, but in publicizing winners.
--Self addressed stamped postcard. Please include if you'd like to be notified upon receipt of your manuscript.
--SASE if you want your manuscript returned to you. Make sure it has sufficient postage. If you do not provide a SASE with sufficient postage we'll dispose of the manuscript.
Fellowship applications must be postmarked no later than February 4, 2008. Awards will be made by March 15.
Mail your application to: Fishtrap, PO Box 38, Enterprise, OR 97828
All applications will be read by the preliminary judging panel of current and/or past members of the Fishtrap Board of Directors. Final judging will be done by 2008 faculty members. None of the judges will see any information about the applicant, only the manuscript.
More information here.