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Artist Calls and Opportunities: NEA Creative Writing Fellowships

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2015, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in poetry are available.

You may apply only once each year.

Please see the archive of the February 5th guidelines workshop webinar.

If you have questions about your application, please contact the Literature staff at 202/682-5034 or e-mail

[The FY 2014 Creative Writing Fellowships in Prose are available for information purposes only.]

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