Opportunities For Vineyard Writers 


Deadline for Submissions: 2020 Fellowship Closed, Stay Tuned for 2021 Fellowship Information 


MVICW & The Vineyard Arts Project are proud to announce our inaugural The Vineyard Writer Fellowships.


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 fellowship offers funding to attend a week of choice at the MVICW Summer Writers Conference. Two recipients will receive a full tuition fellowships for a week of their choice. Two runner-ups will receive $500 credit towards the cost of tuition. The fellowships are open to Vineyard Residents age 17 and older, and we are particularly interested in offering one (of the two) full fellowships to an island High School senior who plans to pursue creative writing for their future.


Two Full Fellowships:

One Poetry & One Fiction/CNF

Tuition for the Week

$1075 Fellowship Value


Two Second Prize Fellowships:

One Poetry & One Fiction/CNF

$500 Toward Tuition

Please note: In the case that the 2021 Summer Writers’ Conference must be virtual (due to continued health concerns with Covid-19), first place Fellowship & Contest winners will receive full registration for both weeks of the conference as their award. Second prize winners will receive $500 off registration for the week of their choice.

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization

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