The Fellowship annually rewards one writer $50,000 for demonstrating exceptional creative ability and outstanding promise in their publications to date. The Fellowship is intended to draw attention to a writer’s past work and to stimulate interest in their future work, but, most importantly, it is meant to provide recipients a window in which they can work on their next book with as much creative freedom as possible.
Fellows are invited to attend a two-week, self-directed residency at the Leighton Artists’ Colony at The Banff Centre in Alberta.
Writers who have a strong publishing track record in the categories of fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, or literature for young people are eligible. The Writers' Trust is currently accepting 2019 Fellowship nominations. View the prize guidelines and fill out the online form to make a nomination.