Brooklyn Poets Fellowships

Each workshop season, we award fellowships to promising students in need to take a workshop for free. We also award partial fellowships to finalists. Applicants must not be enrolled in a degree program with access to creative writing instruction or have previously published (or had accepted for publication) a book of poems. Additionally, applicants who hold a graduate degree in creative writing (MA/MFA/PhD) will be considered separately for only one fellowship award per season. All applicants are limited to one fellowship lifetime.

Click here to apply for a winter–spring 2019 fellowship. Submit 4–5 poems, published or unpublished, eight pages max. Include a cover letter detailing your writing background, why you’re interested in a particular workshop/professor, and why you need financial aid (250–350 words).

Applications are due Sunday, January 27 (11:59 PM). Fellowship decisions will be announced the following week. We strongly encourage women, writers of color, LGBTQ+ writers, indigenous writers, writers with disabilities and writers from other underserved communities to apply.