Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories Writing about Mental Illness Fellowship

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a fellowship 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. This personal story should offer not just insight and awareness, but most importantly, hope. It should share your dreams, and how you are adjusting and fine-tuning them. 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.

Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a writing sample and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Writers proposing more than one project must submit a separate application and fee for each one. The submission period opens on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Deadline is midnight on Monday, August 30, 2021.  The winner will be announced no later than September 10, 2021. Residency must be completed by December 31, 2022.

Dairy Hollow office and entrance, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Open the portal to uninterrupted writing time.

By Nancy Hartney

Nancy Hartney writes fiction, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. Her full bio can be found at NancyHartney.com.

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