Fellowship for California Black Women Creative Writers

deadline for submissions: 
July 5, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Muses & Melanin

The Muses & Melanin Fellowship is a supportive, virtual, fully funded eight-month cohort-based professional development program for 30 talented California African American, Afro Latina, and multiracial women creative writers of the African diaspora who aspire to become professional authors. The fellowship is designed for women who do not yet have a lengthy list of publishing credits, are not under a publishing contract, do not have literary agent representation, and do not have a doctoral degree in English, Creative Writing, or Literature (a Master's degree in these subjects is fine, such as an MFA or MA). A Bachelor's degree is required.

Participants complete a comprehensive learning and support curriculum that equips them with the strategies, tools, and knowledge they need to transition from creative writing students or hobbyists to professional authors. The fellowship launches attendees into the literary profession with a series of professional development workshops, writing workshops, and co-working sessions. After writing an article, personal essay, or paper in professional manuscript format, fellows will submit their work to publications, conferences, and contests during the last four months of the program.

Learn more about the Fellowship Program and apply at https://forms.gle/eP5KHEVD3S4AQY7h9

The deadline is July 5th at 6pm Pacific time.

Applicants may address questions regarding eligibility to MusesAndMelanin@gmail.com.