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Vermont Studio Center Writing Fellowships with October 1st, 2016 deadline:
James Merrill Poetry Fellowships
Three (3) fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need. These awards, in honor of the literary and philanthropic legacy of the poet James Merrill and supported by the Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation, each include a $500 stipend.
Susanna Colloredo Environmental Writing Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for a writer whose creative work directly engages environmental issues, awareness, and the complex challenges facing the planet.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, please include a brief statement (250 words or less) that describes how your creative writing engages environmental issues.
Creative Access Fellowship
One (1) fellowship, supported by the Two West Foundation, open to visual artists and writers who have sensory disabilities, such as blindness/low vision and/or deafness. This fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend towards travel and accessibility services.
Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship
One (1) fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC. This award includes a stipend of $1,500 to help cover expenses associated with taking the residency, including but not limited to travel, rent, child-care, or to replace lost income.
ELIGIBILITY: For the purposes of this fellowship, emerging writers are defined as those who are as yet unpublished or who are just completing their first book. (Women writers who have published a standard trade edition of their work do not qualify for this fellowship. Writers may be considered if they have a first book under contract.) All eligible writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. will be considered for this fellowship.
To apply, visit https://vsc.slideroom.com
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