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.


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. Fellowship applications must be accompanied by two written references, a writing sample, and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Deadline is September 30, 2019.


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, click here.


Because the deadline has passed, we are no longer accepting submissions for this fellowship.

Questions? Contact Chad Gurley, Colony Coordinator at coordinator@writerscolony.org.

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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Matt Jones

Don't miss the Science and Storytelling Workshop with Matt Jones on Saturday, June 6, 2020, and join us for our 5:15 @ 515  to meet and greet Matt on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.  

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