Welcome to the application for Iowa’s first writing fellowship for bicultural Iowans! We're so glad you're applying, and we look forward to reading your submission.  

This opportunity is brought to you by the Iowa Writers’ House and made possible by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the National Endowment for the Arts. The deadline for the application is November 10, 2017. Before applying to this fellowship, please read our webpage detailing what this fellowship is, applicant eligibility, and the description of the fellowship programs and key dates. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at that same address. We understand for many this may be a first time opportunity to take the next step in writing and we want to make you as comfortable as possible with the process. 

THE APPLICATION

Instructions: Please fill out the form below as the main application. In addition, we ask that you email us the three items below noted as I.-III. Note your name in the subject line and BIWF. 

I. Writing sample—Please provide 1-2 samples of your writing (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry), with 5 pages minimum and 10 pages maximum per writing sample. These do not necessarily need to be completed pieces, and the work may be cross-genre. We are looking for an example of your style and the types of things you like to write about. 


II.  Letter of recommendation—This letter can be from a community member, friend, or family member—someone who knows you. The letter should tell us who you are as a person and should speak of your heart, your dedication, and your desire to create. Please have this person email the letter of recommendation to welcome@iowawritershouse.com with the subject title being your name followed by the words "Letter of Recommendation." This should look like: "Name of Applicant - Letter of Recommendation." 


III. Current résumé/CV or employer—If you have a current résumé or CV that you would like to attach, please do so. If you do not have a résumé or CV, please list your current employer and one previous employer.