AWP: WC&C Scholarship Competition

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AWP offers two annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and four finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.

Submissions must be postmarked between December 1 and March 30 of each year. Download full guidelines here.

2013 Judge: Michelle Seaton

Michelle Seaton’s essays and short stories have appeared in Harvard Review, The Pinch, Sycamore Review, Lake Effect, Quiddity International Journal, and in the 2009 edition of Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her magazine journalism has appeared in many magazines, including Worth, Robb Report, and Bostonia. She is the co-author of The Way of Boys (WilliamMorrow, 2009) and The Cardiac Recovery Handbook (Hatherleigh Press, 2004). For more than 12 years, she has been an instructor at Grub Street, Boston’s largest nonprofit writing center. She is also the lead instructor for Grub Street’s Memoir Project, a program that offers free memoir classes to senior citizens in Boston neighborhoods. The project has visited twelve Boston neighborhoods and produced three anthologies.

For more info about the WC&C Scholarship Competition, visit https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/wcc_scholarships_overview

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