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MVICW Fellowships 

MVICW is committed to providing financial support to writers through our fellowship program. Through generous donations, we are able to offer parent-writers, writers of color, educators, queer-writers, and Vineyard writers the opportunity to attend programs held by the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing every year.

Vineyard Writers
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Vineyard Writer Fellowships

Submissions are closed at this time.

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is proud 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 full-time and part-time Vineyard Residents age 16 and older. 

The submission fee to apply is $20.

Queer-Writers Fellowships
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Weekend Writers Fellowships

Submissions are closed at this time 

We are thrilled to offer the newest addition to our fellowship program: the Virtual Weekend Writers Fellowship. These fellowships will offer funding for writers to attend the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Virtual Weekend Writers SeriesThis fellowship is open to everyone. 

The submission fee to apply is $10. 

Note: Any submissions to this fellowship are intended to cover registration toward the Virtual Weekend Writers Series only; they will not be used in consideration for any fellowships associated with the Martha's Vineyard Summer Writers' Conference. 

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Parent-Writer Fellowship
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Parent-Writer Fellowships

Submissions are closed at this time

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.

The submission fee to apply is $20.

Judges

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Britton

Shurley

Poetry 

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Lara

Ehrlich

Prose 

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Voices of Color Fellowships

Submissions are closed at this time

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 $20.

Voces of Color Fellowships
Teach! Write! Play! Fellowships
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Teach! Write! Play! Fellowships

Submissions are closed at this time

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.

The submission fee to apply is $20.

Judges

Queer-Writers Fellowships
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Queer-Writer Fellowships

Submissions are closed at this time

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 $20.

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Janan

Alexandra

Poetry 

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Tessa

Yang

Prose 

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