Fellowships & Contest

MVICW is committed to providing financial support to writers through our fellowship program. Our fellowships offer parent-writers, writers of color, educators, queer-writers, and Vineyard writers the opportunity to attend our Summer Writers’ Conference every year. Through generous donations, we are able to offer a wide range of  full and partial registration fellowships.

We are also thrilled to present the MVICW Annual Writers' Contest! Two winners will be awarded full registration to attend the Virtual Summer Writers' Conference along with a one-on-one manuscript session with one of our visiting writers. And two additional winners will be awarded $500 toward registration.

We will begin accepting fellowship applications for our 2022 Summer Writers' Conference January 1st.

 
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Parent-Writer Fellowships

The Judges

Applications reopen January 1, 2022

We are proud to announce the MVICW Parent-Writer Fellowships (est. in 2016 by generous support from The Sustainable Arts Foundation). These fellowships are intended to give parents the time and financial support to devote a week to themselves and their writing at MVICW. They are open to anyone who has a child age 16 or younger living with them.

Poetry 

Fiction/CNF

The submission fee to apply is $25.

 
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Voices of Color Fellowships

The Judges

Applications reopen January 1, 2022

We are proud to announce the Leonard A. Slade, Jr. Poetry Fellowships for Poets of Color (est. 2018)  and The Voices of Color Prose Fellowships (est. 2017). These fellowships provide support for writers of color. These fellowships are open to all writers of color, ages 18 and older.

The submission fee to apply is $25.

Adrian

Matejka

Poetry 

Sequoia

Nagamatsu

Fiction/CNF

 
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Teach! Write! Play! Fellowships

The Judges

Applications reopen January 1, 2022

We are proud to announce The Carol Brown Goldberg and Henry Goldberg Teach! Write! Play! Fellowships, to support educators and writers who work with young people across the globe. These fellowships are open to anyone who works with youth, age 21 or younger, including university professors & adjuncts; public, private, and after-school teachers; social workers; and community organizers.

Keith

Taylor

Poetry 

Joy

Baglio

Fiction/CNF

The submission fee to apply is $25.

 
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Queer-Writer Fellowships

The Judges

Applications reopen January 1, 2022

Established in 2019, these fellowships assist with our commitment to increasing philanthropic support for LGBTQ+ writers and expanding the American literary canon. Application for these fellowships is open to all queer-identified writers, ages 18 and older. 

The submission fee to apply is $25.

Poetry 

Fiction/CNF

 
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MVICW Writing Contest

The Judges

Applications reopen January 1, 2022

We are thrilled to present the MVICW Annual Writers' Contest, providing Full & Partial Fellowships to attend the Summer Writers' Conference. The competition is open to anyone who will be 18 years or older at the start of the program.

The submission fee to apply is $25.

Poetry 

Fiction/CNF

 
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Vineyard Writer Fellowships

Applications reopen January 1, 2022

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is proud to be partnering with The Vineyard Arts Project to offer fellowships to Martha's Vineyard island writers. These fellowships were designed to give time and financial support to Vineyard writers to devote a week to their craft at MVICW. The fellowships are open to Vineyard Residents age 17 and older. 

The submission fee to apply is $25.