Wyoming Arts Council accepting Poetry Fellowship applications

The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2016 creative writing fellowships in poetry. Application deadline is midnight on Thursday, July 2.

Applications are accepted online via Submittable at https://wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit/42882

Up to three $3,000 fellowships are given annually to Wyoming literary artists. Submissions are accepted annually in one of three creative writing genres: poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. This year’s category is poetry. Winners also will receive a $500 travel stipend to read their work at the Casper College Literary Conference Sept. 25-26 in Casper.  

            Applicants must be at least 18 years old and Wyoming residents, living within the state’s borders for at least ten months of the year since July 1, 2013. You must not be a full-time student pursuing high school, college, or university art-related degrees.

            Fellowship judge this year is California poet Rebecca Foust. She was the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence and has received fellowships from The Frost Place, the MacDowell Colony and the 2015 Sewanee Writer’s Conference. Her fifth book, Paradise Drive, won the 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry, and new poems are in the Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, Southern Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor for Women’s Voices for Change.

            For more information, contact Michael Shay, 307-777-5234 or mike.shay@wyo.gov, or visit the WAC web site at www.wyomingartscouncil.


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