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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Apply! Apply!

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writer will spend the academic year (late August 2008 to early May 2009) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellow will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $33, 250 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided. The fellow will also be given an office.

Complete applications, which should arrive by January 1, 2008, consist of a resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate’s abilities as a teacher; an either a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-space pages of poetry. Writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Send complete applications to Creative Writing Fellowship c/o Department of English, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398.

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I've been having an amazing time here at Colgate. Please apply. This fellowship is a gift from the gods.

2 comments:

Justin Evans said...

That is one amazing opportunity. I wish I were in a position to apply.

Leslie said...

What has made it so great? You haven't blogged much about the thing itself...