Apply to the Asian American Writers' Workshop Fellowships

Two different fellowships for emerging writers in New York City

Hey, writers! The Asian American Writers' Workshop is now accepting applications for two different year-long fellowships for emerging writers in New York City, associated with AAWW's online magazines, Open City and The Margins. Whether you're a hard-nosed reporter, a prose stylist, or a poet, they've got something for you. Read on for more information about the fellowships:


The Asian American Writers' Workshop is excited to announce the call for two separate fellowships for emerging Asian American writers tied to the magazines we publish. The Open City Fellowship, now in its fourth year, gives five writers the opportunity to write and publish short-form and long-form narrative nonfiction on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City. This year we're announcing a new opportunity, The Margins Fellowship, which gives three emerging creative writers (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) aged thirty and under the chance to establish a home for their writing and a space to develop their careers. The deadline is Friday, May 16, by 11 pm. For more info, see our fellowship page, which links to our FAQ and the application: http://www.aaww.org/fellowships/.

Each of our fellows will receive $5,000, access to the AAWW space, publishing opportunities in our magazines, free workshops, and more. The Margins fellows will also receive residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, an innovative seven-acre artists retreat space at the former house and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. All fellows will serve as writers-in-residence with our online magazines, which have published Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Ashok Kondabolu, Sarah Gambito, Jad Abumrad, and been linked to by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and The New Inquiry.
[UPDATE: The application deadline, for both The Margins and Open City fellowships, has been extended to Wednesday, May 28 at 11pm.] For further information about both fellowships, check out AAWW's fellowship page and read the Frequently Asked Questions. Good luck!

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