There are presently no open calls for applications.

Ready to take your manuscript to the next level?

As a BookEnds fellow, you’ll spend a year revising and editing your manuscript alongside a small cohort of talented fiction writers with promising novel drafts. You’ll dive deep into your characters’ worlds using the unique BookEnds methodology and interrogatory techniques, with distinguished mentors such as Karen E. Bender, Christina Baker Kline, Lincoln Michel, and Clifford Thompson to guide you along the way.

Successful applicants must demonstrate a sustained commitment and work ethic, as well as an understanding of group processes and constructive feedback. Orientation begins virtually, on four successive Tuesday afternoons in May and June, followed by in-person attendance at the Southampton Writers Conference in July of 2023. Successful applicants must be prepared for a single Saturday afternoon virtual meeting in January 2024, and a three-day meeting in person, at the Southampton Writers Conference, in July of 2024. You are also expected to post your revision reports and engage with your cohort and the directors on Slack throughout the Fellowship year. 

  • Applications open on October 15, 2023. 
  • They are reviewed on a rolling basis and are due by December 4, 2023, or when we receive fifty applications. One manuscript per writer will be accepted. 
  • Finalists will be contacted for a Zoom interview.
  • Admitted students will be notified in February 2023. Acceptance paperwork must be returned within 7 working days.

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