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The Celebrate Maya Fellowship


Monday, June 28, 2021


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Entry Fees

Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a writing sample and a non-refundable $35 application fee.


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.


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 of them will be reserved for a young writer from the Arkansas Delta region.

Contact Information

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
515 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Michelle Hannon, Executive Director
[email protected]


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