Periplus is a mentorship collective serving U.S. writers of color. We’re happy you’ve found us. We’re looking for mentees—Periplus Fellows—who are people of color, are located in the United States, and are at least 18 years old, and whose writing shows great promise. We are seeking to mentor writers who are relatively early in their careers and would especially like to award fellowships to those with limited past access to writing resources and supportive communities. We aim to equalize access so that writers can achieve their goals regardless of their background and affiliations.
In assessing your application, we’ll be most focused on the promise we see in your writing sample. We will also consider how helpful a Periplus Fellowship could be for your craft and career.
You are NOT ELIGIBLE for a Periplus Fellowship if you are currently enrolled in a graduate program in creative writing or journalism. You are also NOT ELIGIBLE if you have published a book or have one under contract with a major U.S. press.
If you’d like to apply to Periplus but are not able to fill out this Google Form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other options.
Applications for the 2022 fellowship year open on Sept. 26, 2022. The deadline is Oct. 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET.