Saturday, July 16, 2016

Apply by August 22 for Wyoming Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships

The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2017 Creative Writing Fellowships. One fellowship will be awarded in each category of Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction.

The annual Creative Writing fellowships are awards of merit, based on a writer’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s literary artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional writing. Recipients will receive a $3,000 fellowship. Winners will receive a travel stipend to read their work at one of the statewide literary conferences.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and Wyoming residents, living within the state’s borders for at least ten months of the year since July 1, 2014. Applicants must not be a full-time student pursuing high school, college, or university art-related degrees.

Applications are accepted online via Submittable. Deadline is midnight, August 22, 2016. More information is available on the Wyoming Arts Council website. Questions may be directed to Rachel Clifton at 307-777-5305 or rachel.clifton@wyo.gov.

NOW, for the gory details from Submittable...

POETRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • You may submit up to 10 pages of poetry, typed, single-spaced using a 12-point standard font.
  • Submit only one poem per page.
  • Writing may have been previously published, but must be submitted in manuscript form – please don’t submit/attach reprints.
  • Pages must be numbered; include title of work and page number on each page.
  • Your name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
  • If you submit more than the allowable page limits, extra pages will be removed.
  • Do not send supplementary materials (letters, resumes, etc.)
FICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • You may submit up to 25 printed pages of fiction, typed, double-spaced using a 12-point standard font.
  • For a book excerpt, you may provide a synopsis, but it will be included in the 25-page limit.
  • You may submit more than one piece, as long as you don’t exceed the 25-page limit.
  • Writing may have been previously published, but don’t submit reprints.
  • Pages must be numbered; include title of work and page number on each page.
  • Your name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
  • If you submit more than the allowable page limits, extra pages will be removed.
  • Do not send supplementary materials (letters, resumes, etc.)
CREATIVE NONFICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • You may submit up to 25 printed pages of nonfiction, typed, double-spaced using a 12-point standard font.
  • For a book excerpt, you may provide a synopsis, but it will be included in the 25-page limit.
  • You may submit more than one piece, as long as you don’t exceed the 25-page limit.
  • Writing may have been previously published, but don’t submit reprints.
  • Pages must be numbered; include title of work and page number on each page.
  • Your name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
  • If you submit more than the allowable page limits, extra pages will be removed.
  • Do not send supplementary materials (letters, resumes, etc.)
AFTER YOUR SUBMISSION
The manuscripts – identified by number only – are opened up for the fellowship judge to review after August 22, 2016. Judging is anonymous; your name is not available to the judges. Winners will be notified after September 6, 2016. Fellowship judges to be announced.

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