aww fiction fellowship

With a long, storied history of thirty years and counting, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop has encouraged and guided many writers on their creative writing path, and passionately welcomes all writers of fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir, and poetry. Whether you’re a beginning, intermediate, or advanced writer, Antioch Writers’ Workshop programs offer the tools and inspiration you need to take the next steps on your writing path. AWW offers instruction in the creative writing craft and in the professional skills creative writers need to succeed in the publishing world, as well as opportunities for connecting to a vibrant, supportive creative writing community.

In 2017, AWW entered into a partnership with the University of Dayton, and is formally known as The Antioch Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton. The University of Dayton provides in-kind space—a physical office, mailing address, and space for the Spring one-day seminar and Summer week-long event. Other benefits include availability of the summer program to students at institutions in SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education). The availability of on-campus lodging is a bonus for participants coming to the summer full-week program from out of town. Learn more about this exciting new chapter in the workshop’s history here.

Continuing to foster beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers, the workshop has launched new fellowship opportunities with Heavy Feather for the upcoming 2017 summer session.


AWW Fiction Fellowship

Best-in-Show: Fully Subsidized Scholarship to Antioch Writers’ Workshop
First Place Winner: Partially Subsidized Scholarship to Antioch Writer’s Wrokshop


WORD COUNT: (Less than) <3,000 words

OPENS FEBRUARY 15 2017 through Submittable

DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 22 2017 @11:59 p.m. EST

Top 5 entries reviewed by AWW scholarship committee.

Best-in-Show receives full scholarship ($775 value) + publication in Heavy Feather and spring 2018 Antioch Writers Collection

1st place earns $125 toward the summer program + publication in Antioch Writers Collection

3 honorable mentions awarded certificate + publication in Antioch Writers Collection

Further publications in Heavy Feather made available at publisher’s discretion

Submit via Submittable

All work must be previously unpublished.

WORD COUNT: (Less than) <3,000 words

This is a FICTION fellowship. The entry fee is $10.

Due to the space constraints of a literary journal, only one Best-in-Show winner will be selected by the scholarship committee and published in Heavy Feather.

The winner and finalists will be announced on the Heavy Feather website. Finalists will receive special mention in the journal and publication in the Antioch Writers Collection.

The winner will receive a full scholarship to Antioch Writers Workshop, a print copy of the issue, publication in the Antioch Writers Collection, and a lifetime digital subscription to Heavy Feather.

Each finalist will receive a print copy of the Heavy Feather, publication in the Antioch Writers Collection, and a lifetime digital subscription to the journal.

All entrants will receive digital subscriptions to Heavy Feather.

Entries are read nameless. Please don’t include identifying information in your submission.

DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 22 2017 @11:59 p.m. EST