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 and nonfiction writers.  

 

Scholarships:

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

 

The Bartholomew Gosnold Scholarship for International Writers is given to a writer who lives outside the United States. Bartholomew Gosnold, the namesake of Cuttyhunk's town, was the English explorer who sailed to Cuttyhunk in 1602. 

The Friends of Cuttyhunk Scholarship is given to a writer who exhibits exceptional creativity, vision, and commitment in his or her work. Open to all writers. 

 

The 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 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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