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6215 - Malone University Offers Creative Writing Fellowships

#6215|October 28, 2011

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Language and Literature announces that competitive, merit-based fellowships will be awarded to students who plan to pursue creative writing as a major or minor at Malone University. Awards will be made in the amounts of $2500 or $1000. Fellows will be selected based on the quality of their writing and strength of desire to develop their gifts through study and practice.

How to apply for the new creative writing fellowships at Malone University:

Submit a selection of your creative writing plus a brief artist’s statement in a single document, Word or PDF format.

    • The artist’s statement is not to exceed one page, single spaced, and should explore some aspect of your artistic vision: a guiding aesthetic philosophy or theology, decisive influences, an arc of development, artistic and vocational ambitions, the role reading and writing plays in your life, and/or something particular about the submitted writing sample. There are no hard and fast requirements here, so you should feel free to be, well, creative.

Email with a cover letter to the director of creative writing at creativewriting@malone.edu or upload it using the online form found at www.malone.edu/creativewriting .

    • The deadline for application materials is December 1, 2011. Please direct any questions about the fellowships to John Estes at creativewriting@malone.edu.
    • Please abide by the following page limits:
        • Poetry: 10 pages maximum, no more than one poem per page
        • Fiction/Non-fiction: One story or essay, 15 pages maximum, double-spaced
        • You may submit writing in more than one genre, but your manuscript may not exceed 15 total pages.

 For more information, visit: www.malone.edu/creativewriting or  http://www.facebook.com/malone.cw

 About Creative Writing at Malone University:

The Creative Writing Program nurtures and trains literary artists to pursue a writer’s vocation. Through wide reading and studious practice, by trusting our gifts and working together as fellow writers, we explore and test what Keats called “the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.”  We cultivate courage and integrity in students whose faithfulness to their calling is evident in the attention and commitment they show their work. We struggle to write better, to be better, in the hope that art can add some measure of beauty and wholeness to the world.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2011.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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