The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers (Value:$5,000)

The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship are to afford writers uninterrupted time to focus on their work at an apartment in Carson McCuller’s childhood home in Columbus, Georgia, free from the distractions of daily life and other responsibilities.

A spouse or companion is welcome. The application includes a writing sample of up to 20 pages.

Description and details

The Marguerite and Lamar Fellowship for Writers is offered during fall semester. The fellowship begins the first of September and ends the first of December. During this time, the writing fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment inside Carson McCullers’s childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House. The fellow is provided with a stipend of $5,000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals. Fellowship recipients are encouraged to take an active role in the community and to meet informally with students and local residents interested in writing.

The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers

How To Apply For The Marguerite and Lamar Fellowship for Writers

  • Compile the following information for submission: Send via email to: [email protected]
  • A cover letter which explains why you would make a suitable fellow, as well as the nature and extent of the work you intend to complete during the 3-month residency.
  • Your latest curriculum vitae, making sure to include fellowships, scholarships, prizes, or other honors you have received;
  • A writing sample of no more than 20 pages;
  • Also, we require at least two letters of recommendation.
  • All applications must be completed on or before April 1.
  • All applications will be acknowledged, and finalists will be chosen and scheduled for telephone interviews with the selection committee by May 15.
  • After each finalist completes a telephone interview, a Fellow will be chosen by the selection committee, to be announced June 1.

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Announcement of Winner: June 1.

All applicants will receive notification of the winner.

More details here.




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