National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
03/11/20 11:59 PM ET - Literature Fellowships: Poetry
Fellowships of $25,000 to USA individual published creative writers demonstrating literary excellence in prose or poetry to dedicate time for writing, travel, research, and general career advancement. Applicants should register and apply well in advance of the deadline. Applications are currently invited in the category of poetry.
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit of the submitted manuscript.
The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2019, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in poetry are available. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) will be offered in FY 2022 and guidelines will be available in January 2021.
Competition for fellowships is extremely rigorous. NEA typically receives more than 1,500 applications each year in this category and award fellowships to fewer than 3% of applicants. You should consider carefully whether your work will be competitive at the national level.
GrantWatch ID#: 178745
Fellowships are for $25,000.
NEA support of a project may begin any time between January 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022, and extend for up to two years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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