Hurry on this one…the deadline is December 1, 2008. I always wished I had applied for this back in the days when I was foot-loose and fancy-free:
For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging writers. Writers from any country who have not yet published a book with significant distribution are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a 7-month stay at the Work Center and a monthly stipend of $650. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the strength and promise of their application manuscripts. Former Fellows havewon every major national award in writing and include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, Yusef Komunyakaa, and 800 others.
No degree is required for a Fellowship, but we have found that students who are about to finish or have recently finished graduate writing programs are often in search of opportunities like the Work Center Fellowship.
The application is straightforward. For details, please visit http://www.fawc.org/winter/index.shtml
The postmark deadline for next year's Fellowships is Monday, December 1, 2008.