The Mary Wood Fellowship at Washington College is awarded in even-numbered to an emerging female writer—in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—who has published one book.
The Fellowship enables female creative writing students at Washington College to work with and learn from successful female writers like Laura van den Berg, Hannah Tinti, and Irina Reyn, who spend several days on campus.
The Mary Wood Fellow spends approximately three days at Washington College, during which she holds individual conferences with select female undergraduate creative writers. The Fellow also gives a public reading and a craft talk. The Fellowship includes a $1500 stipend, overnight accommodations, and travel.
Eastern Shore author Mary Wood, whose support makes the fellowship possible, is a ’68 graduate of the College and a former member of its Board of Visitors and Governors.
Applicants should send a cover letter (outlining qualifications and reasons for interest in position) as well as a copy of their book to Assistant Director Lindsay Lusby:
The Rose O’Neill Literary House
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
For the Spring 2016 Mary Wood Fellowship, applications will be accepted if postmarked by March 1, 2015.
To learn more about the Rose O'Neill Literary House and Washington College, please visit our website.