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The Milton Fellowship

The Milton Postgraduate Fellowship exists to encourage work by writers who seek to animate the Christian imagination, foster intellectual integrity, and explore the human condition with honesty and compassion. For almost 25 years, the fellowship has offered new writers the opportunity to complete their first book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction and we look forward to supporting emerging talent for another 25 years.

With both the future and the modern publishing landscape in mind, the Milton Fellowship will be on hiatus in 2019-2020 so that we can assess and retool the program to enhance the experience for our fellows. Our goal is to support writers as they develop their craft and also as they publish their work. And it’s to that second end that we are exploring new professional development pieces of the fellowship that include networking with editors and agents and practical support for platform development. Moving forward, we also anticipate expanding the length of the fellowship to include more time for writing and mentorship.

Applications for the 2020-2021 Milton Fellowship will open in early 2020.

Details will be posted here when they are available.

Fostering the growth of Christian writers

“Your generosity in bringing me here has altered my life in so many ways; I don’t know that I will ever be quite the same again.”

—Novelist Linda Wendling, Milton Fellow, 2004-05

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