Fellowship & Contest Opportunities

MVICW is committed to providing financial support to writers through our fellowship program. Our fellowships offer parent-writers, writers of coloreducators, and queer-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.

  • MVICW Writing Contest

    Applications are Closed

    The Judges

    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.

    Poetry 

    Wendy

    Rawlings

    Fiction/CNF

  • Queer-Writer Fellowships

    Applications are Closed

    The Judges

    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. 

    Janan

    Alexandra

    Poetry 

    Bob

    Bledsoe

    Fiction/CNF

  • Teach! Write! Play! Fellowships

    Applications are Closed

    The Judges

    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.

    Poetry 

    Fiction/CNF

  • Voices of Color Fellowships

    Applications are Closed

    The Judges

    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.

    Poetry 

    Fiction/CNF

  • Parent-Writer Fellowships

    Applications are Closed

    The Judges

    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

 
 
 
 
 

This was truly one of the best writing conferences I've ever attended—a perfect balance of creative rigor and creative leisure. The feeling of fellowship among faculty and students was infectious, electric even.

—  Matthew G. Frank, Nonfiction Faculty

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization​

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