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.

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You've reached the application form for the Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship and the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellowship, each awarding a stipend of at least $38,000 (raised from just $30,000 in recent years). Any applicant with an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing (or any applicant who will receive an MFA/Ph.D. by August 15, 2018) is eligible, as long as the applicant has published or is under contract for no more than one collection of poetry. Applicants who have not yet published a book are, of course, eligible.

To apply, upload a 10-page manuscript of poems, with each poem starting on a new page. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere in the manuscript (e.g., don't upload a file labeled JohnDoeWICWpoems.pdf). You will also be asked to upload a CV, though your application will remain anonymous until the final moments of the selection process. Once again, although your contact information should appear in the CV itself, please do not include that info in the file name (e.g. don't label it JaneDoeWICWresume.pdf).

You will be charged a $50 reading fee, via credit card.

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You've reached the application form for the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship, the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship, and the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship, each awarding a stipend of at least $38,000 (raised from just $30,000 in recent years). Any applicant with an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing (or any applicant who will receive an MFA/Ph.D. by August 15, 2018) is eligible, as long as the applicant has published or is under contract for no more than one novel, story collection, or other book-length work of creative writing. Applicants who have not yet published a book are, of course, eligible.

To apply, upload one short story or a novel excerpt no more than 30 pages in length. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere in the manuscript (e.g., don't upload a file labeled JohnDoeWICWstory.pdf).

You will also be asked to upload a CV, though your application will remain anonymous until the final moments of the selection process. Once again, although your name and contact information should appear in the CV itself, please don't include your information in the CV's file name (e.g., don't upload a file labeled JaneDoeWICWresume.pdf).

You will be charged a $50 reading fee, via credit card.