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National Endowment for the Arts - Literature Fellowships

Fellowships of $25,000 in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) or poetry for published creative writers of exceptional talent. Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel and general career advancement. The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years.


early March

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Last year of graduate program

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Post Bachelors
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Humanities; Creative Writing, Poetry

Additional Qualifications:
Publication requirement, see webpage for details; U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17