LitUp Writing Fellowship 2022 for Women in the U.S.

The LitUp Writing Fellowship 2022 is currently accepting applications.

LitUp Writing Fellowship

This is a writer’s fellowship for unpublished women who are underrepresented in the literary world.

LitUp is dedicated to discovering, mentoring, and championing first-time writers so that a wider range of books may be seen, heard, and read.

LitUp will present five new authors with an all-expenses-paid retreat, a three-month mentoring with a published author, and marketing help from Reese’s Book Club, thanks to the sponsorship of The Readership. LitUp is a journey, and they’ll be there to help you along the way.

The LitUp Roadmap

Hone Your Craft at their Writer’s Retreat: Selected fellows will attend an all-expenses-paid writer’s retreat to work on their manuscripts and learn about the publishing industry.

Get Mentored and Build a Support Network: Fellows are paired with a published author for a three-month mentoring after the retreat to help them get their book ready for market.

Become a member of the Reese’s Book Club: They’ll be there for you every step of the journey, including a first-look window with top agents and a promise from them and their partners to promote your book.

LitUp Writing Fellowship | Eligibility  Criteria

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Whether they are cisgender, transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, or bigender, they identify as a woman.
  • LGBTQIA, Native Americans, people of color, persons with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities are among those who identify as varied.
  • At the time of application, you must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have US citizenship, permanent residence, or work visa/sponsorship and dwell in one of the 50 United States.
  • You will not be represented by an agent.
  • As an author, you should be unpublished. This encompasses both commercial and self-publishing in the United States and internationally. For the purposes of this fellowship, a candidate who has a book contract for an unpublished work is deemed published. Essays, short tales, and articles do not disqualify an application.
  • If chosen, be available to engage in all elements of LitUp as directed by Reese’s Book Club.

How to Apply for the LitUp Writing Fellowship

  • Each candidate must supply the following documents:

An original adult or young adult literature work that is finished and written in English and has a woman as the protagonist. They accept genre fiction but not nonfiction, picture books, middle grade, dramas, screenplays, or co-authored submissions at this time. Plagiarism and copyright violations will not be tolerated.

All papers must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins, double-spaced. Please make sure to number your pages.

There should be no mention of your name in the document or file name.

  • An overview of your work in 500 words or fewer
  • Within the application, responses answer a series of short essay questions

To apply, go to this link.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

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