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Seeking Proposals for Our Two Black Writers Fellowships — Due July 23, 2021

June 8, 2021

Apply Now for Hand Papermaking's Black Writers Fellowship: Reporter and Black Writers Fellowship: Researcher

Hand Papermaking initiated its Black Writers Fellowship Program in 2020 as one of several corrective steps to better fulfill our role as the journal of record that truly reflects the full breadth of work in our field. The first recipients last year were: Cheryl E. Edwards (Black Writers Fellowship: Reporter) who profiled DC–based, contemporary artist Preston Sampson in the Summer 2021 issue of the magazine; and Keren Alfred (Black Writers Fellowship: Researcher) who will be sharing her investigations of breadfruit as a papermaking fiber in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.

Hand Papermaking Black Writers Fellowship: Reporter

Deadline: July 23, 2021

The Black Writers Fellowship: Reporter is an opportunity for a Black writer to identify, research, and write a short-form article profiling an artist, community, studio, or organization in the field of hand papermaking. This fellowship is offered annually to a Black writer who will write an original profile that describes, contextualizes, and highlights a profile subject of their choosing. The subject must be an artist, community, studio, or organization in the field of hand papermaking. The short-form profile will be eligible for publication in Hand Papermaking magazine, Summer 2022 issue. Additionally when applicable, Hand Papermaking will work with the Reporter and the proposed subject to feature the subject’s work on Hand Papermaking’s social-media channels. 

For more information about the The Black Writers Fellowship: Reporter — including eligibility and submission requirements, deadlines, selection and notification processes, and Fellowship timeline: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE  FULL REPORTER RFP.

Hand Papermaking will host a virtual FAQ session on Wednesday, June 30, 7 pm ET to answer questions from prospective applicants. To sign up for the session (or to let us know that you cannot make that date and time), please email: bwfreporter@handpapermaking.org by June 24. 

Hand Papermaking Black Writers Fellowship: Researcher

Deadline: July 23, 2021

The Black Writers Fellowship: Researcher is an opportunity for a Black writer to research and write a long-form article to be published in Hand Papermaking magazine.This fellowship is offered annually to a Black writer who proposes a research topic relevant to hand papermaking and indicates an ongoing investment in research and inquiry in the field. The article will be long-form and eligible for publication in Hand Papermaking magazine, Winter 2022 issue. 

For more information about the The Black Writers Fellowship: Reporter — including eligibility and submission requirements, deadlines, selection and notification processes, and Fellowship timeline: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL RESEARCHER RFP.

Hand Papermaking will host a virtual FAQ session on Wednesday, June 30, 7 pm ET to answer questions from prospective applicants. To sign up for the session (or to let us know that you cannot make that date and time), email: bwfresearcher@handpapermaking.org by June 24.