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Illuminating Black Lives: A Writer’s Fellowship


Monday, October 26, 2020


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Entry Fees



The fellowship winner will receive a two-week, all-expense-paid 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 is excited to offer this fellowship inviting 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.

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, September 1, 2020. Deadline is midnight on Monday, October 26, 2020. The winner will be announced no later than November 23, 2020. Residency must be completed by December 31, 2021. Exceptions will be made if COVID-19 makes a residency inadvisable. For an application form, visit

Contact Information

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, 479-253-7444, [email protected]


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