Sunday Submissions: Full Stop Fellows Program

Full Stop, an online journal of literary and cultural criticism with international and translational interests, is currently inviting applications for two Full Stop Fellows:

The online magazine, which also publishes a Full Stop Quarterly, is interested in new forms of literary criticism. They write:

These 6-month long fellowships are intended to facilitate the research and writing of emerging critics on an extended, open-ended project investigating some aspect of contemporary literary culture, broadly construed. Fellows will publish in-progress pieces of this project on Full Stop’s website in the form of short blog posts, book reviews, interviews, long-form essays, audio or visual media, hybrid genres etc. As a culmination of the fellowship, Fellows will organize an event and/or create an e-publication, as dictated by the project itself. Full Stop Fellows will each be awarded a stipend of $1,500.

They add that they particularly want to “engage with the significant changes occurring in the publishing industry and the evolution of print media by promoting writing on the kind of literature that is less well accounted for in other outlets: small press books — especially prose, works by emerging writers, and works in translation.”

Fellows, they write, will be asked to:

  • Produce a minimum of 3-5 pieces documenting their project in progress, to be published online at Full Stop. These pieces can take a variety of forms: blog posts, book reviews, interviews, audio and visual media, hybrid genres etc.
  • Produce at least 1-2 long-form essays to be published in the Full Stop Quarterly or newsletter.
  • Create a final product for the project in the form of an event and or e-publication. This may incorporate the writing completed and published during the course of the fellowship.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Full Stop editorial collective, receiving mentorship and support in producing, shaping, editing, and promoting writing and final project.

Those interested in applying will need to send a short bio, a non-academic writing sample, and a brief description of their project before May 19, 2019. You can find out more about applying at the Full Stop website.