The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing offers several annual fellowships. Whether funding students, or community artists, we are dedicated to investing in literary artists. By fostering artistic growth and professional development, we aim to nurture future changemakers in the literary arts.

Open Opportunities

A $5,000 summer stipend to support a 1st or 2nd year ASU MFA student in completing a poetry or fiction manuscript or another significant literary arts project. 

A $5,000 stipend to support a significant literary project with a cross-cultural, multicultural or international focus. This fellowship is open to individuals or small teams with a lead artist based in Arizona including but not limited to current ASU MFA students, ASU undergraduates, and individual Arizona-based community members, or members of a small creative team led by an individual based in Arizona.

A stipend of up to $1,500 to support current ASU MFA in Creative Writing students in accessing professional development opportunities.

A stipend of up to $350 each year to ASU MFA in Creative Writing students to assist in covering reading and submission fees.

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Past Projects

Fellowship at a glance