2018 Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose. National Endowment for the Arts.
This national creative writing fellowship was awarded for a manuscript and a project proposal. In 2018, 25 fellows were chosen from 1,692 qualified applicants.
My profile, work statement and manuscript selection appear here: https://www.arts.gov/nea-literature-fellowships/jennifer-sears
The announcement on the College’s website appears here: http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2017/11/27/city-tech-english-professor-awarded-national-endowment-for-the-arts-fellowship/
The announcement on the website for Columbia Alumni appears here:
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fiction Fellowship, 2018.
This state funded grant is awarded by discipline and based on manuscript submission.
Awards announcement from the organization.
A list of past fellows is here.
Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. Oak Park, IL.
My story “Everything That’s Something Must Be From Chicago” was selected as first runner up in a contest sponsored by the Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. The award included publication in the magazine.
The Best American Short Stories, 2016.Ed. Junot Diaz. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. October 4, 2016.Print.
“The Interrogator Recites a Love Song,” published on list of“Other Distinguished Stories of 2015.”
Faculty Fellowship Publication Program. July 12-25, 2015.Office of Recruitment and Diversity. City University of New York.
Mentor: Bridgette Davis, Professor of English, Baruch College.
National Endowment for the Humanities. Summer Institute: “Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller.” Concord, MA. July 12-25, 2015. Summer scholarship to participate in two weeks of intensive study and research in Concord, MA with professors, expert scholars, and writers in various aspects of Transcendentalism.