The 2019 A Public Space Fellowships

News September 10, 2018

We are pleased to announce that applications will open on September 15 for the 2019 A Public Space Fellowships. ​The aim of these fellowships is to seek out and support writers who embrace risk in their work and their own singular vision.

Writers who have not yet contracted to publish a book are invited to apply. Three fellowships will be awarded, which will include:

  —six months of editorial support from A Public Space editors to prepare a piece of prose for publication in the magazine;
—a $1,000 honorarium;
—the opportunity to meet with members of the publishing community, including agents, editors, and published writers;
—the opportunity to participate in a public reading and conversation in New York City with A Public Space editors and contributors.

Eligibility: ​Only writers who have not yet published or been contracted to write a book-length work are eligible. International applicants are encouraged to apply, but we are only able to consider submissions in English. Only one submission per person is allowed. Please do not submit a piece you have previously submitted to A Public Space, either through the Fellowship category or the General Submissions category. A Public Space reserves the right to invite submissions.

Timeline: Submittable will be open for Fellowship submissions from September 15 – October 15 only. Submissions for the Fellowships close at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on October 15, 2018. Successful applicants will be informed no later than February 15, 2019. The fellowship period will be March 1, 2019 – September 1, 2019.

Procedure: Only electronic submissions will be considered. Applications must be submitted through the Fellowship category in Submittable. (The category will not be available until September 15.) There is no application fee. Please submit the following:

—A cover letter containing a one-paragraph biographical statement; one paragraph that is a favorite of yours from a book you've read, be it recently or long ago; and a brief statement telling us why this particular passage is meaningful to you.
—One previously unpublished prose piece. There is no word-count requirement.

Note that we only accept PDF or Word files (.doc and .docx). The cover letter and manuscript should be submitted as separate files. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

**General submissions will open on October 15. We will not be accepting general submissions during the Fellowship application period.**

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