Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories: Writing About Mental Illness

Artist Credit:

  • Deadline / Program Start: 09/30/2019
  • Organization: The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
  • Organization Type: Residency
  • Grant / Salary: Two-week residency, all meals included
  • Location: Eureka Springs, AR
  • Primary Discipline: Literature
  • Recurring: No
  • URL: Link

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a fellowship to a writer working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on how they (the writer or another) have managed, and continue to manage, their mental illness.

This personal story should offer not just insight and awareness, but most importantly, hope. It should share your dreams, and how you are adjusting and fine-tuning them. Stories focused on relationships, family life, travel, employment, civic contributions, passions, along with the barriers, fears, and stigmas faced, are encouraged. For the purposes of this fellowship, the writing should be non-fiction, and can take the form of memoir, personal essay, profile, or biography.

This fellowship entitles the recipient to a two-week stay, with meals provided, at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in beautiful, charming Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Fellowship applications must be accompanied by two written references, a writing sample, and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Deadline is September 30, 2019. The winner will be announced in early November 2019. For an application form, visit our website at