Sundress Academy for the Arts Announces Winner
of Fourth Estate Fellowship
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is pleased to announce Anjali Enjeti as the winner of their Fourth Estate Fellowship. In the age of anti-journalism and “fake news,” we believe it is more important than ever to give journalists and writers time to research, write, and revise work that delves into the events and issues of our time.
This fellowship is intended to give writers space and time to continue to do this important and necessary work. Applicants may work in any journalistic medium—writing (traditional journalism or literary nonfiction), podcasting, vlogging, etc. The Fourth Estate Residency fellowship comes with a two-week residency during the spring or summer residency periods as well as a $500 stipend.
Many thanks to the writers who made this scholarship possible: Camille Dungy, Eliza Griswold, Patrick Hicks, Ilyse Kusnetz (in memoriam, Kathryn Miles, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Brian Turner, Sholeh Wolpe, Elliott Woods, and Sunil Yapa.
Anjali Enjeti is an Atlanta-based writer who Electric Literature recently named one of 9 Essayists of Color You Should Know About. Her work has appeared in Newsday, The Nation, Guernica, The Paris Review, Al Jazeera, The Georgia Review, The Atlantic, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and elsewhere. She teaches creative nonfiction in the MFA program at Reinhardt University and serves as Vice President of Membership for the National Book Critics Circle. Her collection of essays about identity is forthcoming from The University of Georgia Press.
The Sundress Academy for the Arts is now open for our summer residency period where we will be offering the following fellowships: one full and one 50% fellowship for writers and artists of color; one full fellowship for a marginalized writer sponsored by the literary magazine, Alternating Current; and one full fellowship for a survivor of sexual assault. We also have partial scholarships for those with financial need.
SAFTA is an artists’ residency on a 45-acre farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers of all genres, visual artists, and more. All are guided by experienced, professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in East Tennessee.