CURRENT FELLOWSHIPS

Illuminating Black Lives
A Writer's Fellowship

 

UPDATE: The submission due date has been extended to Monday, November 30. The winner will be announced by Friday, December 18.​

“The whole language of writing for me is finding out what you don’t want to know, what you don’t want to find out. But something forces you to anyway.” - James Baldwin

 

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.

 

The fellowship winner will receive a two-week residency to allow the recipient to focus completely on their work. Each writer’s suite has a bedroom, private bathroom, separate writing space, and wireless internet. We provide uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch.

     

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. Deadline is midnight on Monday, November 30, 2020 (formerly Monday, October 26). The winner will be announced no later than Friday, December 18, 2020 (formerly November 23). Residency must be completed by December 31, 2021. Exceptions will be made if COVID-19 makes a residency inadvisable. Apply here!

 

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank author and Writers’ Colony alumna, Linda Leavell, and her husband, Brooks Garner, for generously funding this fellowship. For more information about funding a fellowship supporting the genre and/or area of interest you are passionate about, visit www.writerscolony.org/sponsor-a-fellowship.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides uninterrupted residency time for writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists without discrimination. We foster and environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

UPCOMING FELLOWSHIPS

Humor Me
A Funny Writer's Fellowship

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” - Langston Hughes

 

This fellowship is open to poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, columnists, memoirists, and screenwriters who use humor as a key element in their work. While the humor may range from wry to screwball, the work should demonstrate literary merit and the promise of publication, or in the case of theater and film, production. 

 

The fellowship winner will receive a two-week residency to allow the recipient to focus completely on their work. Each writer’s suite has a bedroom, private bathroom, separate writing space, and wireless internet. We provide uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room or delivered to your suite, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch.

    

Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a writing sample and a non-refundable $35 application fee.  Only one writing project may be proposed per application. The submission period opens on Tuesday, December 1. Deadline is midnight on Monday, February 22, 2021.  The winner will be announced no later than March 10, 2021. Residency must be completed by March 31, 2022. Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 concerns.  

 

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank author and Writers’ Colony alumna, Linda Leavell, and her husband, Brooks Garner, for generously funding this fellowship.  For more information about funding a fellowship supporting the genre and/or area of interest you are passionate about, visit writerscolony.org/sponsor-a-fellowship.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides uninterrupted residency time for writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists without discrimination. We foster and environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

PAST FELLOWSHIPS

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.

 

This fellowship entitles the recipient to a two-week stay, with meals provided, at The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in beautiful, charming Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Writers-in-residence have a private suite with writing space, private bath, and wireless internet. Uninterrupted writing time is augmented by a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank long-time supporter and board member Sharon Spurlin for generously funding this fellowship. For more information about funding a fellowship for a genre or cause that you are passionate about, visit www.writerscolony.org/sponsor-a-fellowship.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides uninterrupted residency time for writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists without discrimination. We foster and environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

Dancing in the Rain
Fellowship for Children's Literature

 

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a fellowship to help a writer of children’s, up to young adult (YA), literature. A two-week, all expenses paid residency will allow the recipient to focus entirely on their work. Candidates should be working on a picture book or chapter book that provides inspiration and hope for those struggling with the hardships and challenges that life often metes out.  

The issue the work addresses may include (but is not limited to):

  • Discrimination based on race, religion, class, gender, or sexual orientation

  • Bullying, cyberbullying, fairness, human rights

  • Homelessness, poverty, immigration 

  • Social responsibility, getting along, fairness

  • Divorce, blended families

  • Fear or anxiety due to attacks on schools, gun violence, war, abuse, unsafe living conditions, COVID-19

  • Environment: nature, recycling, climate-related disasters

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank Board President Peggy Kjelgaard for generously funding this fellowship. 

CONGRATULATIONS

VALERIE LAKEN

2020 "DANCING IN THE RAIN"

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEE

Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories:
Writing About Mental Illness

 

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.

 

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank long-time supporter and board member Sharon Spurlin for generously funding this fellowship. 

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CONGRATULATIONS

HANNAH BAE

2019 MENTAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP AWARDEE

2019 Moondancer Fellowship for Writers
Who Love the Great Outdoors

 

If you love the great outdoors and care about the future of our environment, the Moondancer Fellowship may be made for you. It is awarded to an author writing in any genre who expresses their love of and concern for the environment through their writing. This fellowship provides for two weeks of free residency at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in the historic arts village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

 

Each resident has a private suite with writing space, private bath, wireless hook-up, uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch.

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CONGRATULATIONS

MATT JONES

2019 MOONDANCER

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEE

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