Application Period: December 1 - 

Deadline March 1

Sept 16-23, Fiction, with Karen Thompson Walker

Oct 2-9, Poetry, with

Chen Chen

Cuttyhunk Island Writers' Residency seeks applicants from all stages in their writing careers who demonstrate a consistent dedication to their work and an openness to sharing and learning within a focused group of like-minded participants. This year, we're accepting fiction writers and poets (no nonfiction).  

 

Scholarships:

The Lifelong Learners Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship given to a writer who is 65 years old or over.

 

The Bartholomew Gosnold Scholarship for International Writers is given to a non-US citizen. Bartholomew Gosnold, the namesake of Cuttyhunk's town, was the English explorer who sailed to Cuttyhunk in 1602. 

 

The Sustainable Arts Foundation & Crossfield Fellowship is given to a writer who exhibits exceptional creativity, vision, and commitment in his or her work and is also a parent. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. 

The Phil Spiekerman Fellowship for a Working Parent is given to a poet who exhibits exceptional creativity, vision, and commitment in his or her work and is also a parent. Writers with a full- or part-time job and at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible.

The Island Scholarship for a Landlocked Poet is given to a poet who is a permanent resident of a landlocked state (Midwestern, Southwestern, Mountain Region) or country, and who believes that time on the Atlantic Ocean could deepen their creative wellspring and lastingly improve the experiential resources they draw upon for their current and future work.

 

The Wampanoag Heritage Scholarship is given to a writer who exhibits exceptional creativity, vision, and commitment in his or her work and who belongs to the Mashpee or Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe.

 

The Paul Cuffee Scholarship is given to a writer of color who exhibits exceptional creativity, vision, and commitment in his or her work. Paul Cuffee (1759 - 1817), born on Cuttyhunk Island, was the son of a freed slave. Cuffe became a successful businessman and sea captain who pioneered educational opportunities for African Americans.

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