Kimbilio Fellow Shinelle L. Espaillat’s Story is Featured @ Torch Literary Arts

BUT DID YOU DIE By Shinelle L. Espaillat Shreds of winter sliced the March morning as sunlight struggled to pierce the clouds. Mellen pushed herself to keep running up the hill, though each muscle fiber screamed and her breath came in hard, hitching explosions. Behind her, an angry rottweiler closed the distance, its owner barking […]

Editors Refused to Publish Richard Wright’s Most Important Novel—Until Now

On April 20, 2021, 60-plus years after his death, the Library of America (LOA) will publish Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground. This landmark novel, which his daughter, Julia Wright, unearthed at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and brought to LOA, tells the story of Fred Daniels, a Black man framed for a double murder […]

A New Story By Kimbilio Fellow Tara Campell on BOURBON PENN

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Kimbilio Fellow Arriel Vinson on THE OFFING

Wandeka Gayle Featured on the Black & Published Podcast

Kimbilio Fellow Wandeka Gayle Interviewed about her short story collection, Motherland and Other Stories by Nikesha Williams for the BLACK & PUBLISHED podcast.

Announcing the 2021 Kimbilio National Fiction Prize

Published by Four Way Books, The Kimbilio National Fiction Prize is a celebration and affirmation of the best in contemporary fiction. 2021 judge Carolyn Ferrell will make the final selection of an outstanding novel or collection of short stories, which will be published in the spring of 2023. The competition is open to writers of […]

Announcing a New Kimbilio Partnership

Each scholarship will cover: $880 Tuition to Fiction Program.Interested Kimbilio Fiction Fellows will need to apply to the workshop by March 28, and request this scholarship in the application form.

Announcing the 2017 Kimbilio Fellows

Congratulations to the class of ’17! Tiffany Austin Tara Campbell Herve Comeau Chekwube Danladi Jonathan Escoffery Faithna Geffrard Enyeribe Ibegwam Matthew Kelley Charlise Lyles Jennifer McCauley Jessica Lanay Moore Janelle Poe Ivelisse Rodriguez Icess Fernandez Rojas Delia Taylor Martin Wiley Read their full bios and see photos here: The Class of ’17  

2017 Fellows Announcement (brief) Delay

We hope to announce no later than Thursday of this week.  We apologize for the delay.

A New Story by Tyrese L. Coleman (’16)

The Waynes and Johnsons: Albemarle County, Virginia, Circa 1862 and Beyond     In 1840, Claude Wayne exerted his God-given right to his property when he relieved himself inside a slave wench named Norma. The resulting child was his, hazel eyes glinting green in the sun, a mongrel if Wayne had ever seen one. Couldn’t stand […]