NEA Fellows, Bryan Thao Worra, And You

Sunday, December 27, 2009

For all of you struggling - or at least struggling from writers block - here's some info direct from someone who knows a thing or too about NEA Fellowships and getting your hands on one as well as some info on notable API fellows from this year:

Notable Asian Americans selected this year include: Padma Viswanathan, author of House of Sacred Cows and The Toss of a Lemon, Frances Hwang and Aimee Phan, a Vietnamese American writer and author of We Should Never Meet.

Congratulations to all 42 writers chosen! Over 25,000 pages were reviewed from 993 eligible applicants. The Fellowship awards $25,000 to support writing and additional projects necessary for the writers' artistic growth.

To apply, writers submit a sample of their best work. Prose writers submit 30 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction. Poets submit 10 pages of poems. These are judged blindly by anonymous manuscript and sent to a panel of distinguished American writers who spend five months evaluating them.
Read it in full here.