TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP OR FELLOWSHIP
Application Deadlines for Scholarships and Fellowships have been extended to APRIL 1, 2013.
Scholarships are awarded competitively, and applicants are judged on the basis of promise shown in their work. Entries should consist of a work in one genre: fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Several scholarships provide full tuition, room, and board, but most offer smaller awards, covering a part of the Conference tuition.
Several teaching fellowships are available and are awarded to outstanding applicants who have completed book-length manuscripts.
To apply, please submit (1) the registration form, (2) a representative sample of your work in one genre, (3) a letter of application explaining your experience and interests and (4) a resume.
You need not send a deposit with your fellowship or scholarship materials. If you are certain you will attend the Conference, however, do send the $75 deposit and registration form immediately, before completing the rest of your application. The deposit guarantees you a place at the Conference if you should not win an award.
Submit application by mail:
Fellowship and Scholarship Committee, Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, 294 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459. (Applicants for Jon Davidoff Scholarships, please mark that on your envelope)
Submit application by email:
Send your application materials (listed above, 1-4) as an e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx, .pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the email subject line "Conference manuscript".
In the body of your e-mail, please tell us:
- your contact information
- genre of your manuscript (short story, novel, poetry, nonfiction).
Wesleyan Scholarships: Open to all applicants, these grants are supported by the Conference and by gifts from donors.
Joan Jakobson Scholarships: For fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers of unusual promise. Supported by a grant from Joan and John Jakobson.
Adelphic Scholarships: Preference to students in college or graduate school. Supported by the Adelphic Educational Fund and the Adelphic Literary Society.
Jon Davidoff Scholarships: Several full and partial scholarships for journalists are offered in memory of Jon Davidoff, a young reporter for the Middletown Press, through a fund endowed by the Davidoff family.
John W. Paton Scholarships: Offered in honor of Jack Paton, former director of the Conference, by his many friends and colleagues.
Women's Club Scholarship: Offered by the General Federation of the Women's Clubs of Connecticut to a woman for whom writing is a major interest.
The Jeanne B. Krochalis Award: Established in memory of Jeanne B. Krochalis, a Conference founder and chair of the Advisory Board, by her family and many friends. This scholarship will support a writer of talent and promise, someone who shares Jeanne's belief in the importance of the literary work.
Teaching fellowships are awarded in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Applicants are generally expected to have completed a book-length manuscript. The Fellows work informally with Conference participants, organizing readings and offering editorial advice. Each fellowship covers tuition, room, and board, and includes an honorarium of $700.
Barach Fellowship: The fellowship in
nonfiction is endowed in
memory of Arnold Barach, distinguished Wesleyan alumnus, Washington
and editor of Changing Times magazine.