Sunday, February 20, 2011

Writing Opportunity: Breadloaf Writers Fellowship

All applicants are expected to submit an application and their supporting materials online, except for fellowship candidates who shall complete an online application as well as mail a copy of their book(s) to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference office.

To note: Applicants submit their top choices for workshop leader upon acceptance to the Conference, noting it on their deposit/confirmation form. Participants are assigned to a workshop based on our commitment to giving all attendees one of their choices. We recommend that you print a copy of these directions so you can refer to them as you fill out the online application. The directions contain important details needed to fill in the title, file, and comments fields correctly.

Application directions followed by a link to the online application:
Fill in your contact information and create a password to use.
Writer name: use this space if you write under a penname.

Submission title: write in the title of the work you are submitting with your application. If it's an excerpt from a longer work, please note either the chapter title or title of the manuscript, either is acceptable. If you do not have a single title for your manuscript (for example, if you have a title for each poem or if you're submitting two or more shorter prose pieces), please create a title to use just for this Bread Loaf manuscript; the title field is limited so it may not be possible to enter the title of each poem or story. If you like, you can simply write in "poems for Bread Loaf application." Do not submit more than ten pages of poetry or 6,000 words of prose. (Fellows should note the title of their most recent book.)

Genre: choose the genre for your application from the drop-down list. If you are applying for financial aid, you can apply in only one financial aid category. (Descriptions of the financial aid categories can be found in the Admissions section. The FAQ page can help you decide which financial aid category is best for you.) If you are applying for financial aid and would like to be considered for a spot as a general contributor in the event that you do not receive an award, you will need to make a separate application in each category. Nevertheless, you will be able to use the same e-mail and password for both applications.

2011 Deadlines
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
Notification letters will be sent via e-mail in late May.
General Contributor and Auditor Applications--March 1
Financial Aid Applications (including fellowships)--March 1
Middlebury College Student Scholarship Applications--March 19
Fairbanks International Fellowship or Tuition Scholarship Applications for African and Caribbean Writers--April 2
The Fairbanks award supports a writer living in Africa or the Caribbean to attend the Conference.
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753, Phone: 802-443-5286
More info here

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