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NYC Emerging Writer Fellowship

Application Update

Final notifications will be emailed to all applicants in mid- to late May.

If, since applying, you have signed a contract for publication or accepted an offer to study in a degree-granting program, please email submissions@centerforfiction.org immediately to have your application pulled for consideration.


The Center for Fiction NYC Emerging Writer Fellowship offers grants, editorial mentorship, and other opportunities to early-career New York City-based practitioners who are at a critical moment in their development as fiction writers.

During the one-year fellowship period, grantees will receive:

  • A grant of $5,000
  • The opportunity to have their manuscript revised and critiqued by an experienced editor
  • Access to write in our Writers Studio
  • The opportunity to meet with editors, authors, and agents who represent new writers at monthly dinners
  • Two public readings as part of our annual program of events
  • A professional headshot for personal publicity use
  • Inclusion in an anthology distributed to industry professionals
  • Tickets to our First Novel Fete and/or Benefit & Awards Dinner
  • Complimentary admission to all Center events
  • 25% discount on writing workshops at the Center

Questions about the NYC Emerging Writer Fellowship?

Writing Programs Director

Thierry Kehou

Congratulations to our 2019 NYC Emerging Writer Fellows!

Congratulations to Coryn Brown, Bryna Peebles Cofrin-Shaw, Jonathan Durbin, Cally Fiedorek, Caroline K. Fulford, Nusrat Hossain, Alanna Schubach, Sarah Wang, and Jeri Ziegler, our 2019 Emerging Writer Fellows!

Past Fellows

Meet our past NYC Emerging Writer Fellows and enjoy videos of them reading from their work.