“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere” – Albert Einstein

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is pleased to offer the “Imagination” fellowship which invites writers to explore how imagination has influenced them and others.  Has imagination helped you confront and deal with a problem?  Or, has it helped you form a new idea that changed your life or led you to a creative outlet that you didn’t know existed?

The work may be in any literary genre:  fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, drama or screenplay, or a combination.  It may take place now or time the past or may draw upon the life of the author or probe other lives.  There is no expectation of a certain attitude or type of experience.  The successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication or production. Prior publication is not a requirement.

The fellowship winner will receive a two-week residency at WCDH to focus completely on their writing. 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 desired, 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. Writers proposing more than one project must submit a separate application and fee for each one. The submission period opens on Monday, October 16, 2023. Deadline is midnight on Monday, January 15, 2024. The winner will be announced no later than February 26, 2024. Residency must be completed by March 2025. Apply at https://www.writerscolony.org/fellowships. For more information about funding a fellowship supporting the genre and/or area of interest you are passionate about, visit www.writerscolony.org/sponsor-a-fellowship.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to nurture writers of all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, stimulates new thinking, energizes creative expression, and optimizes productivity.