NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE

Application for 2018 Emerging Critics Fellowship

 The National Book Critics Circle is seeking applications for the 2018 Emerging Critics Fellowship. The fellowship seeks to identify, nurture, and support the development of the next generation of book critics.

 ELIGIBILITY Critics of all ages who seek to review and write about books for print and digital outlets are eligible for the fellowship. Applicants may or may not have previously published book reviews. The NBCC seeks a broad range of diverse applicants, especially those who have demonstrated a genuine interest and commitment to engaging in critical conversation about books.

 THE FELLOWSHIP Over the course of the one-year fellowship, emerging critics will receive:

 —An opportunity to partake in the ongoing conversation about the craft of reviewing, and ethical questions and concerns emerging as the publishing landscape changes.

 —Active mentorship from members of NBCC board. This includes Skype sessions on topics including the craft of writing reviews, ethics and professionalism, the business of freelancing, and more. Board members are also individually available for advice on drafts as well as counsel regarding career development.

 —Access to NBCC blog Critical Mass, as contributors of both original work and previously published work in weekly-roundup.

 —Dues-free membership to the NBCC, admission to NBCC events, and annual reception for one year.

 TO APPLY Please submit a resume, three writing samples, a 300-500-word statement of purpose, and names/contact information for two references.

 DEADLINE Applications are due by April 3, 2018.

 ANNOUNCEMENT Fellows will be announced on May 15, 2018.

 The National Book Critics Circle honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature, with nearly 1,000 member critics, literary bloggers and student members. The NBCC Awards are given annually in March to honor the best literature published in the United States. Learn more about the organization at bookcritics.org

 

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE

Application for 2018 Emerging Critics Fellowship

 The  National Book Critics Circle is seeking applications for the 2018  Emerging Critics Fellowship. The fellowship seeks to identify, nurture,  and support the development of the next generation of book critics.

ELIGIBILITY Critics  of all ages who seek to review and write about books for print and  digital outlets are eligible for the fellowship. Applicants may or may  not have previously published book reviews. The NBCC seeks a broad range  of diverse applicants, especially those who have demonstrated a genuine  interest and commitment to engaging in critical conversation about  books.

THE FELLOWSHIP Over the course of the one-year fellowship, emerging critics will receive:

 —An  opportunity to partake in the ongoing conversation about the craft of  reviewing, and ethical questions and concerns emerging as the publishing  landscape changes.

 —Active mentorship from members of NBCC  board. This includes Skype sessions on topics including the craft of  writing reviews, ethics and professionalism, the business of  freelancing, and more. Board members are also individually available for  advice on drafts as well as counsel regarding career development.

 —Access to NBCC blog Critical Mass, as contributors of both original work and previously published work in weekly-roundup.

 —Dues-free membership to the NBCC, admission to NBCC events, and annual reception for one year.

TO APPLY Please  submit a resume, three writing samples, a 300-500-word statement of  purpose, and names/contact information for two references.

DEADLINE Applications are due by April 3, 2018.

ANNOUNCEMENT Fellows will be announced on May 15, 2018.

 The  National Book Critics Circle honors outstanding writing and fosters a  national conversation about reading, criticism and literature, with  nearly 1,000 member critics, literary bloggers and student  members. The NBCC Awards are given annually in March to honor the best  literature published in the United States. Learn more about the  organization at bookcritics.org

National Book Critics Circle