The 2013 Kratz Summer Writing Fellowship Application Form can be downloaded by clicking here.
By Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 5 PM, please do the following:
1) By Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 5 PM, place one hard copy of the entire SIGNED/DATED application form in the faculty/staff mailbox in Van Meter Hall room G33 of Johnny Turtle, Director of Operations for the Kratz Center. Place the form in a SEALED ENVELOPE to protect sensitive information. Again, the application form can be downloaded by clicking here.
2) By Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 5 PM, EMAIL the narrative, budget, and writing sample as an attachment in ONE file as a Microsoft Word file saved as doc or docx to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to place one’s full name, telephone number, and Goucher email on each and every page.
Each year, the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College offers writing fellowships for the summer. Qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have taken a 200-level and a 300-level writing workshop at Goucher College by the time of the receipt of the award are invited to apply. The awards range from between $1000.00 to $3000.00. Students do not have to be English majors with a concentration in writing. Fiction writers, poets, creative nonfiction writers, and playwrights may apply. The fellowships fund worthy projects falling within the following areas:
1) Travel and/or research connected to and culminating in a work of creative writing;
2) A writing-related internship, at (for example) a literary magazine or book publisher; and/or
3) Attendance at a summer conference or workshop.
1) Fellowship awardees are required to submit a dossier of the writing produced during the fellowship to the Directors of the Kratz Center in the Fall semester following the fellowship period (see the agreement below for specifics).
2) Applicants are urged to be specific and thorough in the articulation of their aesthetic agenda in the narrative and the budget. Avoid merely stating that you plan to take a road trip. Rather, the nature of the travel should carefully reflect a focused agenda that describes the themes, subjects, forms, structures, or styles that you plan to explore.
3) Avoid over-generalized statements by carefully rationalizing the aims and choices for your aesthetic agenda.
4) Submit up to eight poems, up to 25 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction, a sample chapter from a novel with a one-page plot synopsis, or one play.
Eleanor Kratz Denoon (1915 - 2010)
The founding donor of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing was Eleanor Kratz Denoon, class of 1936. She was a tireless champion of literature, a lifelong advocate for peace, and a beloved alumna of Goucher College.