The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow invites children’s book writers to apply for the Dancing in the Rain Fellowship. They specify, “Candidates should be working on a picture book or chapter book that provides inspiration and hope for those struggling with the hardships and challenges that life often metes out. The successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication.“ Winners will be welcomed to a two-week residency at Dairy Hollow, which is tucked into the Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. $35 application fee; deadline July 26.
Writers of mysteries or thrillers may apply for a Killer Nashville scholarship to attend the upcoming Killer Nashville conference in August. Amounts awarded vary depending upon need; scholarships are awarded up to the full out-of-pocket costs to attend. Write an essay that illustrates your financial need and why you want to attend the conference. Entries should be a minimum of 500 words. No application fee; essays due by July 15.
The Shenandoah literary magazine invites editors who identify as people of color, including Black and Indigenous people, to apply for its Shenandoah Fellowship for BIPOC Editors. The winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and curate a selection of published work in a genre of their choosing for a single issue of Shenandoah. All experience levels are welcome, and no previous editorial experience is necessary, just a good knowledge of and enthusiasm for the current literary scene. No submission fee; rolling deadline still open.
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