THE SINGING BULLET scholarship application

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The Singing Bullet: Scholarship Application 

For the 3rd anniversary of The Singing Bullet, I’m opening up a scholarship application ahead of the online workshop sign-up. The scholarship will select two promising writers and alleviate the full cost ($200 USD) of the workshop. I firmly believe financial need should never impede on an education, so to that end I do everything in my power to keep the cost of the workshop low while also suppling participants with the tools necessary to sharpen their eyes on the page. This is a very intensive, highly generative online workshop, in which participants will be expected to write a new poem everyday for 30 days. 

TO APPLY:

Applicants must write a one page statement which should clearly outline your writing background / education, your long & short-term goals as a writer, personal challenges, your obsessions / curiosities, and your financial need. The statement should be written in paragraph form only, no bullet points, no lists. In addition, applicants are to submit 3-5 poems of their original work. One poem per page. Poems may be previously published. Non US citizens, first-generation Americans, writers of color, LGBTQIA writers, indigenous writers, writers with disabilities and writers from other underserved communities are highly encouraged to apply.

Submit all materials (statement + poems) in a single PDF to thesingingbullet@gmail.com. Applications closes february 2nd, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PST

ABOUT THE SINGING BULLET

When I launched The Singing Bullet three years ago, I sought to create a space of nurture, but one of rigor, in which participants rise to the challenge they set for themselves at the start of April. During National Poetry Month, participants are expected to write a new poem everyday for the next 30 days, but this year, prompts will be individually tailored towards each participant’s unique needs and overall goals. The poems written in this workshop do not have to be “complete”, but there must be an attempt made. After the workshop, participants are highly encourage to edit and change anything written during the month of April. The goal is to leave with a substantial body of work and a new found understanding of your capabilities.

If you have any questions, submit them to the ‘Contact’ tab. Good luck!

This workshop is sponsored in part by The Speakeasy Project