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The Norman Mailer Center & The Norman Mailer Writer's Colony

Fellowship program

The Center and the Colony offers Summer Fellowships for fiction and nonfiction writers during the summer. During the 2016 fellowship period, emerging writers will receive mentoring from Greg Curtis (non-fiction) and Jeffrey Allen (fiction) of the Centers faculty.


Three (3) applicants (of 19 years or older) each from fiction and nonfiction, based on merit, will be chosen for this in-residence program. Each successful Fellow's award will cover full tuition and housing for the entire 18 days of of residency.  Applications must be received by the Center in New York City by April 1, 2016 with an application fee of $75.00.   Email: for a copy of your application or for information relating to applications.


The Colony’s fellowships are designed to facilitate a balance between a focus on individual work and a forum for discussion among emerging writers.  This year the fellowship program for writers, of 19 years or older, will be held at the Ucross Foundation located on a 20,000-acre ranch in the wide open spaces of northeastern Wyoming, .  


During our fellowship programs distinguished writers will from time to time, visit and share their professional experiences with the Fellows. Past years visitors have included Gay Talese, Da Chen, David Margolick, Sonia Sanchez, Don DeLillo, and editors from the New York Review of Books, Playboy and Vanity Fair,



The Fellowship programs are made available to the Colony through its Fellowship sponsors and patrons of the Mailer Center..


For a taste of the Fellowship program, visit The Mailer Fellowship Blog.