This week’s batch includes several fellowships and residencies and a little something for our members residing in Washington (State) and Texas. Deadlines range from January 13-15.
The Artist Trust Fellowships are designed to recognize artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for further professional development for artists living in Washington State. Fourteen fellowships of $7,500 are awarded. Applicants must be 18 years or older and must be a resident of Washington State at the time of application. This year, the Artist Trust has partnered with the Millay Colony to provide one artist each in the Literary and Music disciplines a one-month long residency at the Colony and a $1,000 stipend. The residencies will take place in September and October of 2014. Artists in these disciplines should indicate their interest in the residency when applying for the Fellowship and provide a summary of how they would use the residency. Deadline: January 13, 2014. For more information including complete submission guidelines, please visit the website.
The Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program offers two fellowships intended to provide solitude, time, and a comfortable place for Texas writers or writers who have written significantly about Texas. At the time of application, the applicant must meet one of the following requirements: (1) be a native Texan, (2) have resided in Texas at least three years at some time, or (3) have published significant work with a Texas subject. The Jesse H. Jones Writing Fellowship will be aimed at, though not limited to, writers who are early in their careers. Any writer at any level of success (including those with strong publishing records) is eligible for the Jesse Jones Fellowship. The residency will take place February 1-July 31 and includes a stipend of $3,000 a month. The Ralph A. Johnston Memorial Fellowship is aimed at writers who have already demonstrated some publishing and critical success. It will take place September 1-December 1 with a stipend of $6,250 a month. Entry fee: $20 for each fellowship, or $30 for both. Deadline: January 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award will be given to a creative nonfiction writer who uses the desert landscape, ecosystem, geography, history, and/or experience as the foundation and inspiration for their literary project. The award of $3,000 helps artists with expenses related to spending creative time in a desert environment. Applicants should submit a biographical statement, a project title and description, and a writing sample of no more than 10 pages. Deadline: January 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Levis Reading Prize is presented on behalf of Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. The prize awards $2,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Richmond is given annually for a first or second book of poetry published during the previous year. Entries must include three copies of the book (48 pages or more), a cover letter, and a brief biography of the author including previous publications. Deadline: January 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.