CURRENT FELLOWSHIPS

2021 Moondancer Fellowship

Who Love the Great Outdoors

The Moondancer fellowship is awarded to an author who expresses their love of nature and concern for the environment through their writing. This fellowship is open to poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, columnists, memoirists, and screenwriters. Prior publication is not a requirement. The submitted work sample 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, 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, March 8. The deadline is midnight on Monday, May 31, 2021.  The winner will be announced no later than June 18, 2021. Residency must be completed by July 31, 2022. Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 concerns.

 

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 an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

2021 Emerging Poet Fellowship

Poets assembling their first book of poems are invited to apply for this fellowship. Do you have enough or nearly enough poems for your first book? Do you need time and mental space to write new poems, revise the ones you’ve written, select and arrange them for a book, or all of these? Eligible applicants shall not have published a chapbook or other book of verse but may have published other books. (Published means the book has been issued for public sale and distribution.) Prior publication of individual poems is desirable but not required. The writing sample provided must demonstrate literary merit and the promise of publication in book form.  

 

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.  Only one writing project may be proposed per application. The submission period opens on Tuesday, March 16. The deadline is midnight on Monday, June 14, 2021.  The winner will be announced no later than July 1, 2021. Residency must be completed by July 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 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 an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

2021 Celebrate! Maya Project
A Young Writer's Fellowship on Social Justice

“Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.” Maya Angelou

 

This fellowship invites young writers, ages 18 to 25, to explore social justice issues including racial discrimination, women’s rights, and/or educational disparity. The work may be in any literary genre: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, or a combination. The successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication.

 

Two fellowships will be awarded. One will be unrestricted. The other will be awarded to a young writer from the Arkansas Southern Delta region.  Fellowship winners receive a two-week residency to focus completely on their work.  Writers may stay in the Maya Angelou Suite at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Each writer’s suite has a bedroom, private bathroom, separate writing space, and wireless internet. Fellowship recipients are provided with 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. Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in the community outreach of their choice and are provided the chance to be published in eMerge, the online literary magazine of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow.  

     

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 Monday, April 5, 2021. Deadline is midnight on Monday, June 28, 2021.  The winner will be announced no later than July 16, 2021. Residency must be completed by December 31, 2022. For an application form, visit https://www.writerscolony.org/fellowships.

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 an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank author Adele Holmes, Janetta Kearney, Esq., and the Celebrate! Maya Project 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.

 

Adele Holmes is a pediatrician who retired to write and wander. Her objective is to speak to social injustice while using her medical background and knowledge of the world through travel to weave tales that are both entertaining and thought provoking. Her novel “Winter’s Reckoning,” will be published in 2022. Learn more at www.adeleholmes.com

 

JKEsquire’s motto is to be, "a voice for the voiceless to preserve and improve the justice system to insure free and just involvement for all, under the law."


The Mission of the Celebrate! Maya Project is to honor and encourage literacy, creativity and the social consciousness of our youth and community through the inspiring life and work of artist and activist Maya Angelou. Learn more at www.celebratemayaproject.org.

UPCOMING FELLOWSHIPS

2021 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 Green

 

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a fellowship for writers of children’s or young adult (YA) literature. 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 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. Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in the community outreach of their choice and are provided the chance to be published in eMerge, the online literary magazine of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow.  

     

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 Monday, May 3, 2021. Deadline is midnight on Monday, July 26, 2021.  The winner will be announced no later than August 13, 2021. Residency must be completed by December 31, 2022.

 

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank author and WCDH Board President Peggy Kjelgaard 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 an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

2021 Real People, Real Struggles,
Real Stories
Writing about Mental Illness Fellowship

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ~ Nido Qubien

 

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 successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication.

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 an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

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. Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in the community outreach of their choice and are provided the chance to be published in eMerge, the online literary magazine of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow.  

     

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. 


The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank long-time supporter and board member Sharon Spurlin for generously funding this fellowship.  To learn about funding a fellowship supporting the genre and/or area of interest you are passionate about, visit www.writerscolony.org/sponsor-a-fellowship.

PAST FELLOWSHIPS

2020 My Time
A Writer's Fellowship for Parents

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is pleased to announce the My Time fellowship funded by the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Writers who are also parents of dependent children under the age of 18 are invited to apply.  Work may be any literary genre: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, scripts or screenplays.  The successful application will demonstrate literary merit and the likelihood of publication however, prior publication is not a requirement. 

 

The fellowship winner will receive a one-week residency to allow the recipient to focus completely on their work. A $400 stipend is available to cover childcare and/or travel costs.  Each writers’ 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. There is a limit of one submission per application. The submission period opens on Tuesday, December 15. The deadline is midnight on Monday, March 15, 2021.  The winner will be announced no later than March 31, 2021. Residency may be completed at any time during 2021. This may be extended up to twelve months for extenuating circumstances including COVID-19 concerns.

 

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to thank Tony and Caroline Grant and the Sustainable Arts Foundation for generously funding this fellowship.  For more information about sponsoring a fellowship supporting a 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 an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

2020 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. 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. Submissions Closed.

 

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 an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression. 

2020 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.

 

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.

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CONGRATULATIONS

ZENIQUE GARDNER-PERRY & JANEL GEORGE

2020 "ILLUMINATING BLACK LIVES" FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES

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2020 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.

CONGRATULATIONS

JAMIE NAKAMURA LIN

2020 "REAL PEOPLE, REAL STRUGGLES, REAL STORIES"

WRITING ABOUT

MENTAL ILLNESS 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEE

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2020 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

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2019 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

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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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