The Oxford American Literary Project announces The Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship. Designed to support the writing of a debut book of creative nonfiction, the fellowship offers the winner a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American toward a nine-month residency in the thriving creative community of Central Arkansas. Award-winning writers and OA contributors Brian Blanchfield, Bronwen Dickey, and Ada Limón will judge.
All writers who have not yet published a book of creative nonfiction are eligible. Submissions are now open and the deadline is midnight EST, March 30, 2017.
Complete applications will include blind copies of the following: a 300-500 word book proposal, a 300-500 word statement of interest in magazine editorial work, a creative nonfiction writing sample of no more than 12,000 words excerpted from the proposed project, and a curriculum vitae. The award will be announced the first week of May 2017.
For more on eligibility, guidelines, FAQ, and the submission portal, visit our website.