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

Deadline

Monday, August 31, 2020

Categories

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Entry Fees

$35

Prizes

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.

Description

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.

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. Deadline is midnight on Monday, August 31, 2020. The winner will be announced no later than September 25, 2020. Residency must be completed by December 31, 2021. (Exceptions will be made if COVID-19 makes a residency inadvisable.) Applications can be submitted at https://www.writerscolony.org/fellowships.

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.

Contact Information

Chad Gurley
Colony Coordinator
[email protected]
(479) 253-7444

Website

https://www.writerscolony.org/fellowships

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