Fellowship Programs

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

Three (3) applicants, each from fiction and nonfiction and five (5) applicants from Poetry (all of 19 years or older), based on merit, will be chosen for these in-residence programs. Each successful Fellow’s award will cover full tuition and housing for the entire days of residency. Poetry, Fiction and nonfiction applications have now closed.

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 programs 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, and at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

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.