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Literature Fellowships Benefits

Program Description

Fellowships for creative writers are available on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) or poetry that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement are available to published creative writers.

Grants are also available to published translators of literature for projects that involve the specific translation of prose, poetry or drama from other languages into English.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with current or past experience as a published writer or translator.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For information, as well as downloadable application forms, please visit:

Program Contact Information

If you have further questions, please contact the Literature staff at 202-682-5034 or email: [email protected]