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2024 Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship
Deadline: October 11, 2023

Each year, together with the Talve-Goodman Family, One Story awards one writer the Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship. Honoring the memory of author and former One Story Managing Editor Adina Talve-Goodman, this educational fellowship offers a year-long mentorship on the craft of fiction writing withOne Story magazine. Our hope is to give a writer outside of the fold a significant boost in their career.

The fellow will receive:

  • Access to One Story online classes.
  • Admission to One Story’s Writing Circle.
  • Stipend ($2,000) and free admission to One Story’s week-long summer writers’ conference, which includes craft lectures, an intensive fiction workshop, and panels with literary agents and publishers.
  • A full manuscript review and consultation with One Story Executive Editor Hannah Tinti (story collection or novel in progress up to 150 pages/35,000 words).

Requirements: This fellowship calls for an early-career writer of fiction who has not yet published a book and is not currently nor has ever been enrolled in an advanced degree program (such as an MA or MFA) in Creative Writing, English, or Literature, and has no plans to attend one in the 2024 calendar year. We are seeking writers whose work speaks to issues and experiences related to inhabiting bodies of difference. This means writing that centers, celebrates, or reclaims being marginalized through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, illness, disability, trauma, migration, displacement, dispossession, or imprisonment.

  All applicants must be at least 21 years of age as of January 1, 2024. For more info, please read our FAQ.

Checklist: To apply to this fellowship you will need:
  1. A fiction writing sample (3,000-5,000 words)
  2. A personal statement (600-1100 words)
  3. Two professional references (No recommendation letters but please provide: Name, email, phone)
  4. A current resume (one page detailing any work or educational experience)

Deadline : October 11, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. There is NO FEE to apply for this fellowship. Winner will be announced in January 2024.  *If you have been published by One Story, if you have been a reader for One Story, or if you have ever been employed by One Story, you are not eligible for this fellowship.

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