When is the next deadline?

Complete applications must be uploaded via Submittable by 11:59pm December 18, 2015.

How are Fellows selected?

Applicants are reviewed by a selection panel comprised of poets as well as Poets House staff. The panel will take into consideration applicant's creative work, professional achievement as a poet, and financial/personal need.

How many participants are in the program?

There will be 10 poets chosen to participate in the Emerging Poets Fellowship Program.

Is there a stipend?

Each participant will receive a $500 honorarium for their participation and a stipend of $100 to cover travel expenses. There may also be some funding to help participants pay childcare expenses.

Is there a tuition fee?

No, there is no fee for those accepted into the program.

How long is the Emerging Poets Fellowship Program?

The 2018 Emerging Poets Fellowship Program will meet Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:30pm from February 27 to May 29, 2018. There will also be a daylong session on a Saturday (date to be determined). A final public reading will take place June 5, 2018. Fellows are expected to be in attendance at all meetings.

How do you define emerging poet?

An emerging writer is someone of any age who demonstrates significant potential; some evidence of professional achievement; a rigorous approach to creating artistic work as well as a strong commitment to the field; and a readiness to advance.

Who can apply?

Application to the Emerging Poets Fellowship Program is open to emerging poets living in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Poets who do not reside in New York City are not eligible. Matriculated students at any level are ineligible.


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