Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing
Deadline: arrive by January 1, 2010,
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 2010 to early May 2011) 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 $34,750 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.
Complete applications, should consist of a resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate’s abilities as a teacher; and either a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-spaced 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.