Application deadline: EXTENDED to Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Fellowship starts: December 1, 2017

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2018 Margins Fellowship. Four emerging Asian American writers of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction based in New York City aged 30 and under will receive $5,000, residency time at the Millay Colony for the Arts, mentorship, access to the AAWW writing space, and publication opportunities in our online magazine, The Margins. This coming year, one Margins Fellow will be funded by an initiative to support emerging Muslim, Arab, and South Asian writers in NYC. We see this as a chance to support writers from Arab, West Asian, and North and East African communities and Muslim writers of color more broadly. If you are a writer of color who identifies with these communities, please discuss this in your application.

The Margins is an online magazine of arts and ideas featuring new fiction and poetry, literary and cultural criticism, and interviews with writers and artists, all of which explore new interpretations of what it means to be both an American and a global citizen. Our stories have been linked to by the Wall Street Journal, The New Inquiry, Literary Hub, and the New York Times. Our contributors include Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Vijay Iyer, Bhanu Kapil, Katie Kitamura, Hua Hsu, Amitava Kumar, and Yoko Ogawa.

All applicants should read our FAQ before applying to determine whether or not they are eligible. The Margins fellowship is open to emerging Asian American, Muslim, and Arab creative writers who are age 30 or under and reside in New York City. To be considered you must apply through this Submittable form. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at aawwmagazine [at] gmail [dot] com.

The Margins Fellowship deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 11, 2017, by 11:59 pm. The term of the fellowship is one year, from January to December 2018. 



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