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The Rose O’Neill

Literary House

Mary Wood Fellowship

The Mary Wood Fellowship at Washington College is awarded in even-numbered years to a female-identifying writer—in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—who has published at least one book.

The Mary Wood Fellow spends approximately three days at Washington College, during which she holds individual conferences with select female undergraduate creative writers.  The Fellow also gives a public reading and a craft talk. The Fellowship includes a $1500 stipend, overnight accommodations, and travel.

The Fellowship enables female creative writing students at Washington College to work with and learn from successful female writers who spend several days on campus.

Eastern Shore author Mary Wood, whose support makes the fellowship possible, is a ’68 graduate of the College and a former member of its Board of Visitors and Governors.

Applicants should send a cover letter (outlining qualifications and reasons for interest in position) as well as a copy of their book to Assistant Director Lindsay Lusby:

The Rose O’Neill Literary House

Washington College

300 Washington Avenue

Chestertown, Maryland 21620

For the spring 2016 Mary Wood Fellowship, applications will be accepted if postmarked by March 1, 2015.


Previous Mary Wood Fellows: 

2014 - Shara Lessley

2012 - Laura van den Berg

2010 - Irina Reyn

2008 - Hannah Tinti