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Friday, March 5, 2010

Fellowship, Residency, Grant

Position Summary: The Hodder Fellowship, Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts
The Hodder Fellowship will be given to writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2011-2012 academic year. Typically the fellows are poets, playwrights, novelists, creative nonfiction writers and translators who have published one highly acclaimed work and are undertaking a significant new project that might not be possible without the "studious leisure" afforded by the fellowship. Preference is given to applicants outside academia. Candidate for the Ph.D. are not eligible. Submit a resume, sample of previous work (10 pages maximum, not returnable), and a project proposal of 2-3 pages. Guidelines available on We strongly recommend that all interested candidates use the online application process. Deadline: November 1, 2010 (postmarked). Stipend: $63,900.

Lynchburg College. Thornton Writer Residency. A fourteen-week residency at Lynchburg College, including a stipend of $12,000, is awarded annually to a poet or creative nonfiction writer for the spring term. The residency also includes housing, some meals, & roundtrip travel expenses. The writer-in-residence will teach a weekly creative writing workshop, visit classes, & give a public reading. Submit a copy of a previously published book, a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining evidence of successful teaching experience, & contact information for three references by March 15. There is no entry fee. If you would like your book(s) returned, please submit a SASE with sufficient postage. Visit the Web Site for more information. Lynchburg College, Thornton Writer Residency, c/o Julie Williams, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501. (434) 544-8820. Allison Wilkins, Contact.

The Sherwood Anderson Foundation has been helping developing writers since 1988 in order to honor, preserve, and celebrate the memory and literary work of Sherwood Anderson, American realist of the first half of the twentieth century. The amount of the award each year depends on a number of factors, including the investment market. The 2009 award was $15,000. Applications must arrive postmarked no later than April 1 of each year. The winner will be announced on or before the following September 1 on this Web site. If the applications are not deemed to have high literary merit, no award will be made in that year. Application requirements: You should have published no more than two books of fiction. These may be one novel and one book of short stories but not more than two altogether. These must have been published by respected literary journals and/or trade or university publishers. Send three of your best examples from these -- book chapters, entire published books or individual short stories. Send a resume that details your education and gives a complete bibliography of your publications. Include a cover letter that provides a detailed history of your writing experience and your plans for future writing projects. Include a valid, active email address. Self-published works of fiction or short stories do not qualify. Poetry is not accepted. Submissions must be in English. Include an application fee of $50 made payable to: Sherwood Anderson Foundation. This should be placed in a clearly labeled envelope and attached by a paper clip to the front of your application cover letter. Mail your complete application to: Sherwood Anderson Foundation/ C/O David M. Spear/ 264 Tobacco Road/ Madison, N.C. 27025

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