The submission deadline for the “Illuminating Black Lives” fellowship is midnight CST on Monday, November 29, 2021.
This fellowship invites writers to explore the African-American experience. The work may be in any literary genre: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, or a combination. It may take place now or in the past. It may draw upon the life of the author or probe other lives. There is no expectation of a certain attitude or type of experience. Rather, the successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication.
Two fellowship winners will each receive a two-week residency at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. The fellowship provides uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner served on weeknights, the camaraderie of other professional writers when desired, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics.