Mañe'lon i Mantitige' Writers Fellowship
The University of Guam Press hosts the Mañe'lon i Mantitige' Writers Fellowship with support from a grant from the Guam Economic Development Authority. The goal of the fellowship is to foster a community of local writers interested in publishing.
Mañe'lon i Mantitige' activities are intended to support writers throughout their writing process and include:
Our peer-review writing workshop groups meet twice a month to share drafts of their work with their peers, who return the work with written and oral feedback. Every quarter, UOG Press hosts an online virtual reading event where members of the writing workshop groups share their pieces and engage with other fellows.
Every quarter, UOG Press hosts a variety of craft workshops and presentations led by published and well-known authors. These workshops are open to both the mañelu in the fellowship and the general public. Past workshops include: Q&A Discussion with Award-Winning Poet & Independent Rapper, Meta Sarmiento and a “Healing through Writing” workshop with award-winning CHamoru Legends: A Gathering of Stories author Teresita L. Perez.
The Mañe'lon i Mantitige’ Writing Retreat will be an intensive four-day retreat for writers to spend time crafting and revising a book manuscript they intend to publish. The primary focus of the retreat will be to provide writers time and space to write away from their busy lives in a setting that inspires both creativity and productivity.
Five participants will be selected based on the publishing potential of their writing; commitment to their writing project; and clearly expressed desire to publish their work. Participants will be selected based on a blind review of their applications and manuscripts.
Deadline to submit applications: Jan. 15, 2021 (extended from Dec. 15)