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Full text of "Literature fellowships"

National Endowment 
for the Arts 



HMH 



Creative Writing Fellowships 
Translation Projects 





NATIONAL 
ENDOWMENT 
FOR THE ARTS 



Through fellowships to published creative writers and translators of exceptional talent in 
the areas of prose and poetry, the Arts Endowment advances its goal of expanding the 
opportunities for artists to create and refine work. This program operates on a two-year cycle 

with fellowships in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next. 



What We Fund 

Fellowships for Creative Writers 

Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfic- 
tion) or poetry are available to published creative 
writers of exceptional talent. Fellowships enable 
recipients to set aside time for writing, research, 
travel, and general career advancement. 

Grants are for $20,000. 

Translation Projects 

Grants are available to published translators of 
literature for projects that involve the specific 
translation of prose (fiction, creative nonfiction, 
and drama) or poetry (including verse drama) 
from other languages into English. 

We encourage translations of writers and of 
work which are insufficiently represented in English 
translation. All proposed projects must be for 
creative translations of published literary material 
into English. The work to be translated should be 
of interest for its literary excellence and value. 
Priority will be given to projects that involve work 
that has not yet been translated into English. 

Grants are for $10,000 or $20,000, depending upon the 
artistic excellence and merit of the project. 

NOTE: The application deadlines for Translation Projects 
are no longer the same as the deadlines for Creative Writing. 
See "Application Deadlines for the new dates. 



For Creative Writing and Translation Fellowships 

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of artistic 
excellence and artistic merit. 

Individuals may apply only once each year. 

Competition for fellowships is extremely rigorous. 
Potential applicants should consider carefully 
whether their work will be competitive at the 
national level. 

All applicants must be previously published. 

We Do Not Fund 

• Individuals who previously have received two or 
more Creative Writing or Translation Fellowships 
from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

• Individuals who have received any Creative 
Writing or Translation Fellowship from the 
National Endowment for the Arts within the ten 
years prior to the application deadline. 

• News reporting. 

• Scholarly writing. 

• Vanity publication or self-publication. 

• Work toward academic degrees. 

Who We Fund 

Fellowships for Creative Writers 

You are eligible to apply in Fiction if, between 
January 1, 1996, and March 3, 2003, you have had 
published: 

• At least five different short stories, works of short 
fiction, or excerpts from novels in two or more 
literary journals, anthologies, or publications 
which regularly include fiction as a portion of 
their format; or 

• A volume of short fiction or a collection of short 
stories; or 

• A novel or novella. 



You are eligible to apply in Creative Nonfiction if, 
between January 1, 1996, and March 3, 2003, you 
have had published: 

• At least five different creative essays (such as 
personal essays, memoirs, etc.) in two or more 
literary journals, anthologies, or publications; or 

• A volume of creative nonfiction. 

You are eligible to apply in Poetry if, between 
January 1, 1997, and March 1, 2004, you have 
had published: 

• A volume of 48 or more pages of poetry; or 

• Twenty or more different poems or pages of 
poetry in five or more literary journals, antholo- 
gies, or publications which regularly include 
poetry as a portion of their format. Up to 16 
poems may be in a single volume of poetry of 
fewer than 48 pages. This volume, however, 
may count as only one of the required five 
places of publication. 

Translation Projects 

You are eligible to apply if you, alone or in 
collaboration, have: 

• Published a translation into English of a novel 
or a volume of 48 or more pages of fiction or 
poetry, or a book-length translation of a wprk of 
literary merit; or 

• Published a total of 48 pages of translations of 
creative literature into English in literary maga- 
zines, anthologies, or books; or 

• Translated into English at least one full-length 
play or verse drama that has been produced by a 
professional theater company. 

This publication or production must have taken 
place between January 1, 1988, and February 3, 
2003, for Prose applicants, and between January 1, 
1989, and February 2, 2004, for Poetry applicants. 



Application Deadlines 

These deadlines cover two fiscal years. Grants are 
available as follows: 

Creative Writing Fellowships: 

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (FY 2004) March 3, 2003 

For projects starting no earlier than January 1, 2004 

Poetry (FY 2005) March 1 , 2004 

For projects starting no earlier than January 1, 2005 

Translation Projects: 

Prose (FY 2004) February 3, 2003 

For projects starting no earlier than November 1, 2003 

Poetry (FY 2005) February 2, 2004 

For projects starting no earlier than November 1, 2004 

If you are interested in applying, the FY 2004/2005 
Literature Fellowships Guidelines are available from 
the Endowment or its Web site: 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Nancy Hanks Center 

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 

Washington, DC 20506-0001 

202/682-5034 

202/682-5496 Voice/TT. 

www.arts.gov 

The Literature Fellowships Guidelines contain 
detailed application information and the forms that 
applicants must use to apply. 

The delivery of First-Class mail to the Arts Endowment has been 
delayed since mid-October 2001 , and delays are expected to 
continue for the foreseeable future. Until normal mail service 
resumes, please consider using alternative delivery services, 
particularly if you are sending time-sensitive material. 



MISSION 

The National Endowment for the Arts enriches our 
nation and its diverse cultural heritage by supporting 
works of artistic excellence, advancing learning in the 
arts, and strengthening the arts in communities 
throughout the country. 




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