Emerging Voices


About the Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellowship Program
Emerging Voices is an intensive eight-month program for writers in the early stages of their literary careers. The program includes a one-on-one mentorship with a professional writer; Q&A evenings with professional writers, publishers, editors, and agents; master classes by genre with a published PEN author; day-long work shops on various elements of publishing; a $1,000 stipend. The program culminates with a public reading and reception.
Emerging Voices serves writers from underserved communities, though selection is not based solely on economic need. Participants need not be published, but the program is directed toward poets and writers of fiction and creative nonfiction with clear ideas of what they hope to accomplish through their writing. There are no age restrictions.
A Successful EV Application will include:
Completed EV Application
Summary Sheet from your 2009 federal tax return
Professional CV that details your work experience, education and publications credits.
Short Answer Section Responses
Two letters of recommendation written by people who are familiar with your writing and can comment on your commitment to large projects.  Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
Writing Sample should include up to 20 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction or 10 pages of poetry.  Sample should be typed and double-spaced.  Please indicate if/how the work in your sample is relevant to the project you plan to propose as an EV fellow.
$10 application fee Please address checks and/or money orders to PEN USA.  No cash.
Five (5) copies of your application packet
Only completed applications will be reviewed. Materials are not returned. Please make copies for your records.
Send application to: PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices, 269 S. Beverly Dr. #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Applications must be received on or before August 31, 2010.


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