Sorry for the late notice on this opportunity, but I just stumbled upon it this morning. If you have poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction ready to go, then you can still make the August 31, 2010 deadline to enter to win a $1,000 fellowship from PEN Center USA and an 8-month mentorship in Los Angeles, California. The entry fee is just $10.
Here are the main entry details from the PEN Center USA website:
“Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship program that aims to provide new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. Over the course of the year, each Emerging Voices fellow participates in: a professional mentorship; hosted Q & A evenings with prominent local authors; a series of Master classes focused on genre; and two public readings. The fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend. Participants need not be published, but the program is directed toward poets and writers of fiction and creative nonfiction with clear ideas of what they hope to accomplish through their writing. There are no age restrictions.”
Keep in mind, housing is not provided for the 8-month mentorship program.
You can follow the link to download the application and get all of the entry details on the PEN Center USA website.