Applications are currently being accepted for the Steinbeck Fellows Program of San José State University. The program offers emerging writers of any age and background the opportunity to pursue a significant writing project while in residence at SJSU.
The emphasis of the program is on helping writers who have had some success, but not published extensively, and whose promising work would be aided by the financial support and sponsorship of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies and the University’s creative writing program. While the program is named in honour of John Steinbeck, there does not need to be any direct connection between Steinbeck’s works and that of the applicant.
Former Fine Arts Work Center Fellows include Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Tyehimba Jess, Ada Limón, Ann Patchett, Jhumpa Lahiri and Jacqueline Woodson.
Applications are open for the Fine Arts Work Center’s unique seven-month residency for emerging writers in the crucial early stages of their careers.
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts (USA), is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to encouraging the growth and development of emerging writers and visual artists. The Work Center is internationally known for its seven-month residency program granting fellowships to emerging writers and artists, as well as its open enrollment Summer Workshop Program, an online writing program and a series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.
Each year the Fine Arts Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to ten emerging writers. Since the Center’s founding, more than 800 Fellowships have been awarded. Fellows have gone on to win virtually every major national award in their respective fields, including the Pulitzer, MacArthur, Whiting, Pollock-Krasner, Tiffany, Prix de Rome, Guggenheim, NEA, and National Book Award.
Iowa’s acclaimed International Writing Program is offering a new free online course focusing on writing and the natural world.
The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa is a “unique conduit for the world’s literatures, connecting well-established writers from around the globe”, Its principal program is its Fall Residency; since 1967 over fourteen hundred writers from more than 150 countries have participated.
In 2014 the International Writing Program offered its first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). These courses, funded by the University of Iowa and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, welcome all participants; no application is required and there is no charge for enrollment. In its first year alone, 15,789 readers and writers from around the world participated in these online courses.
The Sesame Street Writers’ Room is accepting applications from writers from underrepresented racial backgrounds for its 2019 Fellowship Program.
The Sesame Workshop will select between seven and ten emerging writers who will each receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. The selected fellows will participate in an eight-week program (one three-hour class per week) in New York City and up to two participants will have the opportunity to receive creative development deals and further mentorship.
One Story is inviting entries for the inaugural Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship. This year-long mentorship on the craft of fiction writing aims to give a writer “outside of the fold” a significant boost in their career.
One Story is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes one story at a time, with subscribers receiving one curated work of short fiction each month. The fellowship is named in honour of Adina Talve-Goodman, One Story’s Managing Editor from 2012 to 2016.