It’s time to polish those manuscripts and throw your name into the hat. Application season is here! Between now and March 15, writers from the African diaspora are invited to apply for a Kimbilio Fellowship.
APPLY TO BE A 2018 FELLOW
In addition to an invitation to the annual retreat, new Fellows become a part of an engaged and growing community of fiction writers who are excited about the future of diaspora literature and about contributing their own outstanding writing to the mix.
In general, our Fellows are writers who have focused seriously on their craft for some period of time and can hold their own at the workshop table with like-minded, well prepared, and talented peers. Most are emerging writers at early stages in their careers, but many are already well-published and become Fellows because they wish to become a part of this vital community and these important conversations. Does this describe you? If so, we encourage you to apply now.
We are extending the deadline for the contest until June 15. Get your entries in soon. Details: The Kimbilio National Fiction Prize
Tales of Port-au-Prince: Letting Haitians Speak For Themselves
Congratulations to 2017 OPO Fiction Prize Judge VIctor Lavalle on the publication of his new graphic novel, DESTROYER!
Here, he discusses the creation of this exciting project. INTERVIEW WITH VICTOR LAVALLE
The deadline to submit to the OPO Prize has been extended to June 15. Submit today! Opo: The Kimbilio/Braddock Avenue Book Prize Series
We left someone off the list….
Welcome Janelle M. Williams to the class of ’17!
Janelle M Williams is an African American writer from Decatur, Georgia. She received her BA from Howard University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College. Her work has appeared in The Feminist Wire. She currently works at Writopia Lab where she instructs workshops for young writers. She is inspired by soul music, soul food, and black family reunions.
Congratulations to the class of ’17!
Jessica Lanay Moore
Icess Fernandez Rojas
Read their full bios and see photos here: The Class of ’17