For the first time, Brooklyn Poets is offering fellowships to cover the full cost of its Hamptons retreat for students in need. To be eligible, applicants must not hold a graduate degree in creative writing (MA/MFA/PhD) or be enrolled in a degree program with access to creative writing instruction, and must not have previously published (or had accepted for publication) a book of poems. All applicants are limited to one fellowship lifetime. Winners of Brooklyn Poets workshop fellowships are eligible to apply.
Submit 4–5 poems, published or unpublished, eight pages max. Include a cover letter detailing your writing background, why you're interested in attending the retreat, and why you need financial aid (250–350 words).
Applications are due Sunday, March 31 (11:59 PM). Fellowship decisions will be announced the following week. We strongly encourage writers of color, LGBTQ+ writers, women, indigenous writers, writers with disabilities and writers from other underserved communities to apply.