Fellowships FAQ

1) How many Fellowships are given out each year? The Writers' Room of Boston annually awards four Fellowships in various genres.

2) Do I have to live in the Boston area to be eligible? Absolutely. We want our Fellows to enjoy the full benefits of this opportunity, by making extensive use of the workspace and engaging in the Writers' Room community. If you do not live locally, please include in your application a note about how you plan to make use of the workspace.

3) What is the page limit for the writing sample? Fiction and nonfiction samples should be no more than 20 pages. Poetry samples should not exceed 10 poems.

4) Is there an application fee? No. As of 2018, we have eliminated our application fee, as part of our effort to keep our fellowships and the Room itself as inclusive as possible.

5) Can I email my application? Yes! in fact, we prefer that you email your application.

6) What is the mailing address?

All mail should be sent to:

Emerging Writers Fellowship Program
The Writers' Room of Boston, Inc.
111 State St. 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109- 2905

8) How long does the fellowship last? The Writers’ Room of Boston Emerging Writer Fellowship is a 12-month residency that runs from March 1 through the end of February in the following year.

9) When is the application deadline? The Fellowship applications must be emailed or postmarked by January 15th.

10) When can I expect to hear the results? Results are announced in February.

Please email any further questions to info@writersroomofboston.org.