Carey Institute for Global Good : Logan Non-fiction Residency Program–Apply

The Carey Logan non-fiction fellowship is currently open for submissions.

If you are a non-fiction writer, documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, podcaster and multimedia creator, you might want to send in your application. An average of 10 non-fiction writers are accepted per session.

What will the accepted Logan non-fiction fellows receive?

While they are attending the program, all fellows will be given:

  • Accommodation and meals
  • A workspace,
  • professional guidance
  • And a vibrant community.
  • Tuition will be fully covered.

No grant or reporting stipend will be awarded

Artists can choose to be at the fellowship for about 5 – 10 weeks (there is a range of option) The venue s  the Carey Institute for Global Good’s historic 100-acre campus in upstate New York.

Who is eligible to apply for the Carey Institute for Global Good : Logan Non-fiction Program?

  • non-fiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators from any part of the globe.
  • Entrants are expected to be working on a long-form project. (e.g.: an article, book, film, collection, podcast, etc.).
  • Academics and non-professional journalists are welcome to apply.


The organizers are most interested in supporting projects that examine the most pressing issues of the day, including but not limited to: conflict and security; democracy and governance; education; environment and climate change; food security; gender, race, sexual orientation, disability and intersectionality; globalization; health; inequality and exclusion; media and journalism; social justice; and sustainability and resilience. Small groups (of 2 to 3 journalists wishing to work collaboratively) are encouraged to apply. There are two annual deadlines.

Application Materials Required To Be Considered For The Logan Nonfiction Residency Program

CV: Please be sure to include a detailed work and publishing history (with links where applicable) in your CV. Also note any previous fellowships or residencies, as well as education and professional experience.

Work Sample: Your work sample should be taken from the piece you plan to pursue during the fellowship. The sample should convey the spirit of the piece as well as your technical/craft abilities. You can provide a consecutive sample or a collection.

If you are in the beginning stages of your project, please provide a detailed synopsis and chapter/scene outline.

For print—no more than 40 pages, double-spaced.

For film and radio—no more than 15 minutes of footage.

Cover Letter: Cover letters should be no more than two pages maximum. Your cover letter should demonstrate your interest in the program, a brief professional history and an overview of your project (including what you hope to accomplish in fellowship). Please also note how you heard about the program.

Letters of Recommendation:

Two letters of recommendation are required. Recommenders should email letters directly to Carly Willsie, Program Manager, at [email protected].


How to apply:

  • Submit all application materials (as attachments) to the Logan Nonfiction Program submissions page
  • All letters of recommendation must be emailed to: [email protected].
  • If you have no reliable internet connection, contact the organisers at [email protected] for a Word-based or mailed application form

Application Deadlines

For the Spring class (February-April), apply by October 15 each year.

For the Fall class (October-December), apply by June 15 each year.


Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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