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Writing By Writers is pleased to offer fellowships to Esalen Writer's Camp for emerging writers of color and/or members of the LGBTQIA+ community to amplify voices that need to be heard. Fellowships cover the full cost of tuition, a shared room and all meals, but do not cover transportation.

An "Emerging Voice" is someone who is currently DOES NOT meet any of the below criteria*:

  • Has an B.A., M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D. or minors in Creative Writing.

  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

  • Writers who have published one or more books through major publishing houses, university presses, or established presses.

  • Current professional magazine/newspaper feature writers or editors.

  • Writers who are widely published in top tier literary journals and/or magazines.

The deadline to apply for a fellowship was February 15, 2020 and winners will be notified by March 1, 2020. Selection will be based on a writing sample and short statement about why you are interested in attending Esalen Writer's Camp. All submissions will be reviewed by Samantha Dunn and the finalists will be selected by Samantha Dunn and the WxW Board of Directors.

*As established by PEN America

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