The Just Buffalo Writing Center Youth Fellowship offers a motivated young writer the opportunity to develop their craft and explore professional avenues within the literary arts.
The selected fellow will work with a mentor, be encouraged to develop their unique voice as a creative writer and thinker, and present a creative writing project to be completed over the course of the summer fellowship. The fellowship includes a $1,200 stipend.
The fellowship takes place during the months of July and August 2021. This year, the youth fellowship will be conducted entirely online.
Deadline for Application: now open
Eligibility: Open to WNY-based youth (ages 15-18)
The fellowship is open to Western New York youth between the ages of 15–18. You can apply using the form at the bottom of this page.
The Fellow is asked to complete and present a creative writing project, which can be written and performed in any genre. Examples of completed creative writing projects include a chapbook, album/EP, etc. The presentation of the work could come in the form of a virtual reading, a handmade zine or chapbook for distribution, submitting work for publication, a social media/website/blog project, guerilla-style in the community, or video/audio recording.
The writing sample is the most important component of the application. Application materials will be reviewed and voted on, which will produce a smaller pool for each round until the winning Fellow has been selected.
Applications will be reviewed in June and early July, with the Fellow announced in early July 2021.
This year, the summer fellowship will be entirely online.
Applications for the JBWC Youth Fellowship are now open! Apply using the form below.
Just Buffalo Literary Center (JBLC) actively encourages proposals from artists of all races, religions, gender expressions, sexual orientations, and national origins. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-18 and live in Western New York.