Emerging Voices Fellowship

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The PEN Center USA’s Emerging Voices Fellowship is open for applications through August 1.

The fellowship is “a literary mentorship that aims to provide new writers, who are isolated from the literary establishment, with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career.” PEN is seeking underrepresented writers without MFAs for this opportunity. Previous mentors include Sherman Alexie, Aimee Bender, Harryette Mullen, and Ron Carlson.


Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at kellylynnthomas.com. More from this author →