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The Center for Fiction / Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellowships

The Center for Fiction / Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellowships offer 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.

The 2022-2023 cohort was announced last fall and their Fellowships began on October 20, 2022. The application window for the 2023-2024 Fellowships closed on May 31, 2023. The next cohort will be announced in the fall of 2023.


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About the Fellowships

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During the one-year Fellowship period, grantees 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 Fête and/or Annual Awards Benefit
  • Complimentary admission to all Center events
  • A 25% discount on writing workshops at the Center
  • A workshop on reading as performance, conducted by Audible

We are enormously grateful to the Jerome Foundation, the Amazon Literary Partnership, and the donors to The Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers for generously supporting these Fellowships, which have launched the literary careers of so many talented young writers.

Meet Our 2022-2023 Fellows

Congratulations to Sara Aboulafia, Natalie Adler, Han Chang, JP Infante, Diana Kole, Emmanuel Lachaud, Sabrina Helen Li, Juliana Roth, and Jiaming Tang, our 2022-2023 Emerging Writer Fellows!

Past Fellows

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