The Moondancer fellowship is awarded by The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (Eureka Springs, Arizona) to an author who expresses their love of nature and concern for the environment through their writing. This fellowship is open to poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, columnists, memoirists, and screenwriters. Prior publication is not a requirement. The submitted work sample should demonstrate literary merit and the promise of publication, or in the case of theater and film, production.
The fellowship winner will receive a two-week residency to allow the recipient to focus completely on their work. Each writer’s suite has a bedroom, private bathroom, separate writing space, and wireless internet. We provide uninterrupted writing time, a European-style gourmet dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch.
Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a writing sample and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Only one writing project may be proposed per application. The submission period opens on Tuesday, March 8. The deadline is midnight on Monday, May 31, 2021. The winner will be announced no later than June 18, 2021. Residency must be completed by July 31, 2022. Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 concerns.