In August 2014, The Home School launched in Hudson, New York an annual six-day intensive writing conference for poets interested in radicalizing their poetic craft through a consideration of other art forms (music, dance, visual arts, cinema). Home School’s curriculum is centered around four daily activities: morning calisthenics lead by acclaimed teaching artists; afternoon workshop (14 persons or less) lead by a renowned experimental poet; early evening studio visit where a practicing contemporary artist converses or performs; late evening poetry reading by faculty and visiting poets.

In 2016, The Home School will be offering programming in Miami Beach, Florida! Home School Miami 2016 will provide one Lambda Literary fellow with a full tuition waiver (1175 USD) plus a travel honorarium (500 USD) with guaranteed discounted housing at one of our two hotel locations near our Miami Beach campus. While in residency, the selected fellow will participate in all Home School activities (including readings by Natalie Diaz, Renee Gladman, Jorie Graham and Mira Gonzalez) and choose their choice of workshop leader with one of six core faculty workshop instructors: Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, Cathy Park Hong, Tan Lin, Maggie Nelson or Mónica de la Torre. Home School Miami 2016 will be held January 3rd-8th, 2016. Applicants will be vetted by poet R. Erica Doyle and results will be announced by September 1st, 2015.

We are seeking any applicants who are LGTBQ identified.

Deadline to apply is August 1st, 2015

Lambda Literary fellow applications must be submitted by August 1st, 2015 through Submittable.

Click here to submit.

How to apply

Through Submittable, applicants will provide:

  • Contact information and a one page artistic statement; the statement should include information on how the residency would benefit you.
  • 5-9 pages of creative work.

About R. Erica Doyle:

Doyle’s first collection of poetry, proxy (2013), was nominated for a 2014 Lambda Literary Award and selected by poet Maggie Nelson for a Norma Farber First Book Award. Doyle’s work has been featured in the anthologies Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (2008), Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (2006), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (2001), and Best American Poetry (2001). Her honors include fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Cave Canem, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and an Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Lesbian Writers Fund Award in Poetry.


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2 Responses to “Become a Home School Lambda Literary Fellow! Apply Today!”

  1. Yovani 31 July 2015 at 8:40 PM #

    Please confirm if 5-9 pages of work should only include poetry, or other creative pieces?

    Thank you!


    • William Johnson 1 August 2015 at 1:26 AM #

      Other creative pieces are fine.



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