Applications for the Wyoming Arts Council’s Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship are being accepted through Friday, March 15.
According to a press release from the WAC, this new annual fellowship is a national call, open to writers and journalists, that seeks to intersect science, education, current events and conservation to effectively communicate the Greater Yellowstone’s natural history and singular importance to society through creative and exceptional writing and subject communication.
The fellowship of $3,500 will be awarded to a creative writer (poetry, fiction, nonfiction), or those in the field of journalism (writer, photojournalist, videographer, documentary filmmaker, online or print media) who demonstrate serious inquiry and dedication to the Greater Yellowstone region through their work. Established and recognized authors are being sought, but emerging and mid-career writers are also encouraged to apply.
Additionally, the fellowship recipient may elect to also receive a one- to two-week housing residency at one of the pre-arranged different locations within the greater Yellowstone region, including, but not limited to, the AMK Ranch, National Elk Refuge, or Taft-Nickolson Center. The residency will be based on availability and will be negotiated with the fellowship recipient.
The fellowship recipient will be expected to create or complete a relevant publishable or produced work and may be requested or encouraged to make public presentations. Any works and presentations will appropriately acknowledge or credit the support of the Pattie and Earle Layser Greater Yellowstone Fellowship and the Wyoming Arts Council.
Celebrated journalist Todd Wilkinson, who is also the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative’s Writer in Residence and the founder and publisher of online MountainJournal.org, will serve as the primary juror for the inaugural fellowship.
Fellowship applications are accepted online at wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit.
A complete list of eligibility requirements and additional information can be found on the Arts Council website at wyomingartscouncil.org. For more information, contact the WAC by calling 307-777-7742.