The Hawthorne Fellows is a five-month program for writers to focus on establishing your writing goals and publishing regularly. It's part seminar, part editorial team, and part literary assembly line. Leading the Hawthorne Fellows is New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Lauck whose experience with writing, agents, and publishing is extensive.
Fellows meet twice a month for five months — and share work through e-mail with other fellows regularly — as a means to refine individual pieces. Some meetings are specifically designed to include literary professionals -- agents, publicists, and editors. The goal of the Fellows Editorial Meeting is to help writers make final decisions to prepare their work for publication. Fellows also publish regularly in The Boulevard, the online magazine of the Hawthorne Fellows.
Acceptance as a Hawthorne Fellow is a major confirmation of your ambition and focus as a working writer. In considering you for acceptance into the Hawthorne Fellows program, we consider the needs of writers for time and attention beyond the short traditional workshop. Hawthorne Fellows are committed to sharing their knowledge and writing and are focused on helping each other make the best decisions before readying pieces for publication.
Application Period and Deadlines
Writers may apply anytime for the upcoming fellowship period. To apply, please e-mail up to 25 pages of writing plus a written statement about your writing and publishing goals during your Hawthorne Fellow period. New, current, and past fellows are welcome to apply. Ideal for writers looking to take the step toward publication and publishing regularly.
"Jennifer Lauck has to be one of the most supportive and encouraging teachers I have ever known! Jennifer shares her strong passion for writing in all of her teachings." ~ Debbie Beasely, Attic student
For October 1 - February 28 fellowship period: Apply by September 25
For April 1 - August 31 fellowship period: Apply by March 25