Via Black Mountain Institute:
“Poets, novelists, culture critics, writers of all genres: This fellowship is for you. Work on a project for a semester in Las Vegas, receive $20,000, free housing, and benefits.
For emerging and distinguished writers who have at least one book published by a trade or literary press, this fellowship includes:
a semester-long letter of appointment
a stipend of $20,000 paid over a four-month period
eligibility for health coverage
office space in the BMI offices on the campus of UNLV
free housing (fellows cover some utilities) in a unique and vibrant arts complex in the bustling district of downtown Las Vegas—home to The Writer’s Block, our city’s beloved independent bookstore.
Recognition in BMI’s literature, and on The Believer’s masthead, as a “Shearing Fellow.”
While there are no formal teaching requirements, this is a “working fellowship.” BMI's visiting fellows will maintain a regular in-office presence, around 10 hours a week, along with 10 hours of service to the community. In addition to the primary goal of furthering one’s own writing during their term in Las Vegas, visiting fellows are expected to engage in a substantial way with BMI’s community, in a way custom-scoped based on their skills and personal interest. Upon acceptance into the program, each fellow will craft a work plan in partnership with BMI’s program manager that is meaningful to all involved parties.”
DEADLINE: November 1.