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Teen Writers Fellowship


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The Teen Writers Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity for a young writer.

“I heard over 30 pitches at a conference and the fellows involved in this program were the most professional, most creative, and most prepared. They asked brilliant questions and were able to answer tough questions about their projects, something many of the adults pitching had some trouble with. Meeting with them was the highlight of the conference. I cannot wait to get their manuscripts in my inbox! I wish there were programs like this across the country.”

-Caitie Flum, agent at Liza Dawson Associates in New York


You can apply for the fellowship on our application page. Applications for this session are now closed. The deadline was Monday, January 25.

If you’re interested in finding out about our next fellowship session or more opportunities for teen writers contact Remy Smidt, our Youth Coordinator: Also, consider taking a class with us.

Meet the Teachers!


The Muse Teen Writers Fellowship provides young writers the opportunity to hone their skill. Fellows receive one-on-one mentorship from professional writers and craft-focused creative writing classes.

This is an amazing opportunity for a young writer to be a part of an ambitious and warm literary community.

The Teen Writers Fellowship is valued at $2,350 per student and we offer it tuition-free. Our program is competitive and a limited number of spots are available. 


Writer Eligibility

This fellowship is open to sophomores and juniors local to Hampton Roads, especially students considering a major in English or Creative Writing.

Application Requirements

The application includes a personal statement and writing samples. This is an opportunity for you to show us your creative work. The deadline for this session’s application was Friday, January 25, 2021. Late submissions are not considered.

If you’re interested in finding out about our next fellowship session contact Remy Smidt, our Youth Coordinator:

Free to Apply 

Transportation assistance is available to The Muse Writers Center for classes & fellowship events, but because of Covid, all of our classes are currently virtual.

Teen Writers Fellowship Requirements

Applicants who are selected will be required to:

  • Attend Fellowship classes and Saturday Teen Classes (5 absences are allowed but missed classes must be made up through volunteer hours with The Muse)
  • Read at 3 of 4 readings, 2 of which must be Fellowship Class readings. (2 Fellows readings + 2 Teen Readings.)
  • Turn in assignments as requested.
  • Meet 4 times separately with mentors 
  • Sign a media release for photos, video, or others recordings.
  • Attend at least 1 day of the Hampton Roads Writers Conference.
  • Enter a contest at the Hampton Roads Writers Conference.