Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers 2022 (up to $5,000)

The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers 2022 are now accepting applications.

McCullers’ experience at the Breadloaf Writers Conference in Vermont, particularly the Yaddo Arts Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York, inspired the Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers.

The Carson McCullers Center for Authors and Musicians gives fellowships to writers to study at her childhood home in Columbus, Georgia, to acknowledge the value of these writers’ residences to McCullers’ work. The fellowships are designed to provide authors in residence with undisturbed time to work on their projects, away from the distractions of daily living and other professional obligations.


A $5,000 stipend is offered to the fellow to cover the costs of transportation, meals, and other expenses.

Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship | Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to writers based in the United States;
  • During the autumn semester, a fellowship is available. In order to be in residence, the fellow must be available.
  • Children and pets are not permitted, however, a spouse or companion is accepted.

How to Apply for the Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship

To submit, gather the following information: Email your submission to [email protected]

  • a cover letter outlining why you would be a good fellow as well as the kind and scope of the work you want to do during the 3-month stay
  • a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, including any fellowships, scholarships, prizes, or other awards you’ve won;
  • a sample of the writing no more than 20 pages;
  • They also demand a minimum of two letters of recommendation.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by April 1st.

By May 15, all submissions will be acknowledged, candidates will be chosen and telephone interviews with the selection committee will be planned.

The selection committee will choose a Fellow once each finalist has completed a telephone interview, and the results will be disclosed on June 1.

Visit the Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for more information.

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