WICW Fellowships // Brittingham & Pollak Prizes

There are presently no open calls for applications.


You have reached the submissions manager for the the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships in Fiction & Poetry, and the Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry. We are now reading for the WICW Fellowships (deadline March 1, 2018). Our Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prize submissions will re-open in July.

The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing will host three fiction fellows and two poetry fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each fellow will receive a stipend of at least $38,000 (raised from just $30,000 in recent years), plus generous health benefits, in exchange for teaching one creative writing course per semester. To be eligible, applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by August 15, 2018. Eligible applicants may have no more than one full-length collection or book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction (either published or under contract) as of the March 1 deadline. Individuals who have never published a full-length collection or book remain eligible, of course.

For a complete description of eligibility requirements, application materials, and fellowship responsibilities, please visit https://creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowsapply.html and https://creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowships.html. If you do not find the answers to your questions on either of those pages, please contact WICW Program Administrator Sean Bishop at institutemail@english.wisc.edu.