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The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2019 Margins Fellowship.


Four emerging Asian American writers of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction based in New York City aged 30 and under will receive $5,000, residency time at the Millay Colony for the Arts, mentorship, access to the AAWW writing space, and publication opportunities in our online magazine, The Margins. We see this as a chance to support writers from Asian diasporic, West Asian, Arab, and North and East African communities as well as Muslim writers of color more broadly. If you are a writer of color who identifies with these communities, please discuss this in your application.

The Margins is the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s online magazine of arts and ideas featuring new fiction and poetry, literary and cultural criticism, and interviews with writers and artists. Our stories have been linked to by the Wall Street Journal, The New Inquiry, Literary Hub, and the New York Times. Our contributors include Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Vijay Iyer, Bhanu Kapil, Katie Kitamura, Hua Hsu, Amitava Kumar, and Yoko Ogawa.

All applicants should read our FAQ before applying to determine whether or not they are eligible. The Margins fellowship is open to emerging Asian American, Muslim, and Arab creative writers who are age 30 or under and reside in New York City. Fellowship applicants may not be enrolled in any academic, conservatory, college, or degree granting training program during the fellowship term. To be considered you must apply through this Submittable form. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at aawwmagazine [at] gmail [dot] com.
Application deadline: September 12, 2018

2019 Fellows announced on January 2, 2019


The Margins Fellowship deadline is Wednesday, September 12, 2018, by 11:59 pm. The term of the fellowship is one year, from January to December 2019.



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3. Fill out the application form by 11:59 pm on September 12, 2018. Please note all applicants must include a statement of purpose, a CV/resumé, and a writing sample. There is no application fee. We do not accept handwritten documents, letters of recommendation, or support materials.

AAWW believes Asian American stories deserve to be told.

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