Teen Writing Competition- Writers with Disabilities Fellowship

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I just discovered this fellowship opportunity for disabled writers. Check out the information below from Rooted in Rights. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must identify as disabled. You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability.  Rooted in Rights is committed to amplifying the voices of diverse communities and advancing equity and inclusion, so please note that disabled people who also identify as part of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Must demonstrate strong writing skills (proper grammar and ability to maintain structure, focus, and clarity).

  • Must be passionate about disability rights advocacy and dedicated to pursuing that work through writing and storytelling.

  • Must be able to commit to fully participate in the Fellowship and meet all deadlines for a period of six months (July 2018-December 2018).

  • Must reside in the United States. You are not required to be a U.S. citizen in order to participate.

Fellowship Work Requirements

  • Write 2 blog posts per month (750-1000 words), total of 12 blog posts.

  • Write at least one longer form (3,000-5,000 words), deeply reported piece to be pitched to mainstream outlets by the end of the fellowship.

  • Attend 4-6 mentorship chats.

  • Weekly communication on current and upcoming writing work via email, with occasional brief phone calls, Google Hangouts, or other accessible mode of communication.

  • Feedback check-ins at 3 months (midway) and 6 months (end).

Application Guidelines and Procedures

Candidates for the Rooted in Writing Fellowship must submit the following materials:

  • Applicant Information

  • Resume

  • Responses to the three (3) short essay questions

  • Letter of reference

Go to the website for more information and good luck!

https://www.rootedinrights.org

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