Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and poetry who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2017 to early May 2018) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $40,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.
applications (deadline February 1, 2017) consist of a cover letter;
resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should
address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; and a maximum of 30
double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-spaced pages of
poetry. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from
something larger. Complete applications must be submitted through our portal.
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