The Dancing in the Rain Fellowship


Monday, July 26, 2021


Entry Fees



The winner will receive a two-week residency 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, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for other meals. 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.


The Dancing in the Rain fellowship is 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. Prior publication is not a requirement.

Contact Information

Michelle Hannon, Executive Director
[email protected]


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