Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fellowship & Writer's Residency in Arkansas

Writers of any genre are invited to apply for the Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship.  Although the writer may have published books in other genres, the proposed project must be for a debut book of creative nonfiction.

The manuscript may, however, be in any stage of development: draft, agency representation, contracted, or not.  For the purposes of this fellowship, creative nonfiction is defined as literary journalism, memoir, reportage, criticism, or the lyric essay.

The successful writer will receive:

  • a $10,000 stipend paid in installments
  • a furnished apartment in Little Rock to live in for the duration of the fellowship. The apartment comes with basic utilities including wi-fi
  • and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American (approximately 20 hours per week, with some flexibility)

To apply for the fellowship applicants must supply:

  • a 300 – 500-word book proposal
  • a 300 – 500-word statement of interest in magazine editorial work
  • a creative nonfiction writing sample of no more than 12,000 words excerpted from the proposed project and
  • a curriculum vitae

To be eligible for this fellowship:
Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. An application fee of $30 is payable at the time of submission. This will be used by the magazine to help cover the administrative costs associated with the prize.
The Oxford American does not require that the writer or the proposed project have a particular tie to the South; however, applications of equal literary value that align with the Oxford American’s mission will be given preference.

Application Deadline 24 March 2018
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