My Time: A Fellowship for Parent Writers

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My Time: A Fellowship for Parent Writers


The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is pleased to announce the 2023 My Time fellowship funded by the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Writers who are also parents of dependent children under the age of 18 are invited to apply. Work may be any literary genre: poetry, fiction, plays, memoir, screenplays, or nonfiction.  The successful application will demonstrate literary merit and the likelihood of publication. Prior publication is not a requirement.
Two fellowship winners will receive a one-week residency to allow the recipient to focus completely on their work, at least one to be awarded to a Person of Color. A $500 stipend will be provided to cover childcare and/or travel costs. Each writer’s suite has a bedroom, private bathroom, separate writing space, and wireless internet. We provide uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week, and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for other meals.

Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a writing sample and a non-refundable $35 application fee. There is a limit of one submission per application. The submission period opens on Monday, January 30, 2023. The deadline is midnight CST on Monday, April 10, 2023. The winner will be announced no later than May 1, 2023. Residencies may be completed at any time during 2023. This may be extended up to twelve months for extenuating circumstances including COVID-19 concerns. For an application form, visit