Thursday, March 24, 2011

Undiscovered Voices Scholarship: Call for Applications

The Writer's Center is pleased to open its Call For Applications for the 2012 Undiscovered Voices Scholarship.

The Writer’s Center seeks promising writers earning less than $25,000 annually to apply. This scholarship program will provide complimentary writing workshops to the selected applicant for a period of one year, but not to exceed 8 workshops in that year (and not to include independent studies). We expect the recipient will use the year to make progress toward a completed manuscript of publishable work. Previous winners include Susan Bucci Mockler (2010), and Lee Kaplan (2011).

The Writer’s Center believes writers of all backgrounds and experiences should have an opportunity to devote time and energy toward the perfection of their craft.

The recipient will be able to attend writing workshops offered by The Writer’s Center free of charge. In addition, he or she will give a reading from his or her work at the close of the scholarship period (June 2012) and will be invited to speak with local high school students on the craft of writing.

To apply, candidates should submit

a) a cover letter signed by the candidate that contains the statement: “I understand and confirm I meet all eligibility requirements of the Undiscovered Voices Scholarship.” The cover letter should include information on the impact this scholarship would have on the candidate.

b) contact information for two references who can speak to the candidate’s creative work and promise

c) a work sample in a single genre:

* 8 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page
* 10 pages of fiction, double-spaced, no more than 1 work or excerpt
* 10 pages of nonfiction (essay, memoir, etc), double-spaced, no more than 1 work or excerpt


* 15 pages of a script or screenplay

These items should be sent in hard copy to The Writer’s Center, Attn: Undiscovered Voices Scholarship, 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda MD 20815. The deadline is July 1, 2011.

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