Two two-week fellowships in one of the cozy suites at Dairy Hollow in picturesque Eureka Springs are available to writers working on the specific topics.
Illuminating Black Lives
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.
Writing About Mental Illness
This fellowship is open to a writer working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on how they (the writer or another) have managed, and continue to manage, their mental illness.
Personal stories should offer not just insight and awareness, but most importantly, hope. Stories focused on relationships, family life, travel, employment, civic contributions, passions, along with the barriers, fears, and stigmas faced, are encouraged. For the purposes of this fellowship, the writing should be non-fiction, and can take the form of memoir, personal essay, profile, or biography.
For details, go to the Writers’ Colony site.