The Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Danielle Evans has been awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship in prose by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The work Evans submitted for the fellowship is part of her recently completed book The Office of Historical Corrections, a collection of stories and a novella forthcoming in November 2020. She will use the grant for research trips and writing time in order to work on a novel.
The National Endowment for the Arts will award 36 Creative Writing Fellowships of $25,000 each, for a total of $900,000. Fellowships alternate each year between poetry and prose and this year’s fellowships are to support prose—works of fiction and creative nonfiction, such as memoirs and personal essays. The Arts Endowment received nearly 1,700 eligible applications, which were reviewed anonymously by a panel solely on the artistic excellence of the writing sample submitted. These fellowships allow recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.