Deadline: September 30, 2024
Special Interests: emerging



The purpose of the George Bennett Fellowship is to provide time and freedom from material considerations to a person seriously contemplating or pursuing a career as a writer.  The stipend for the one-year Fellow is $15,570, plus housing and meals.  This position also offers medical and dental insurance, long-term disability coverage and access to an employee assistance program.  As Writer-in-Residence the person shall live in Exeter and, in return for stipend and housing, shall (besides carrying out his or her own literary projects) make his or her self and talents available in an informal and unofficial way to students interested in writing and, more specifically, to students in English classes and to members of student literary organizations.

Preference is given to a writer of fiction, however, literary non-fiction, poetry and drama are also eligible. As stated above, we choose the fellow primarily on the strength of the materials submitted. Only if two manuscripts appeal equally in every other respect is preference given to the fiction manuscript.  A writer of non-fiction will be considered only if the work is intended for a general audience and carried out in expectation of a career as a professional writer.


Applications for 2024-2025 are open deadline not specified.

Comments from NMI Staff:

2022/23 school year fellowship application will open September 1 – 30, 2021.

CONTACT NAME: Charles Pratt
        George Bennett Fellowship
        Charles Pratt
        Phillips Exeter Academy, 20 Main St
        Department of Drama, 619 Kimpel Hall
        Exeter, NH 03833-2460
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