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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. Learn more about the Fellowships and meet our current Fellows below.

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The Center for Fiction

Apply for the 2024–2025 Emerging Writer Fellowships

The application window for The Center for Fiction / Susan Kamil 2024–2025 Emerging Writer Fellowship opens May 1, 2024 and closes May 31, 2024. Read about the eligibility and application requirements and apply here.

During the one-year Fellowship period, Fellows 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 2023–2024 Fellows

Congratulations to Henry Chapman, Israel Daramola, Caprice Gray, Vida James, Monique Laban, Virginia Marshall, Niv Sekar, Gnesis Villar, and Nicole Zhu, our 2023–2024 Emerging Writer Fellows!

Fellowship Alumni

Get to know our Emerging Writer Fellowship alumni and enjoy videos of them reading from their work.

Key Fellowship Dates

  • 2023–2024 Fellowships begin October 2023 and end October 2024
  • Application window for 2024–2025 Fellowship: May 1–31, 2024
  • 2024–2025 Fellowship cohort announced October 2024
  • 2024–2025 Fellowships begin October 2024 and end October 2025

Review the application instructions and eligibility requirements here.