Thank you for your interest in Just Buffalo Literary Center opportunities!

Applications for the 2023 Poetry Fellowship will open on January 31, 2023.


Just Buffalo Literary Center invites adult poets of all ages and stages of their career to apply for the 2023 Poetry Fellowship. The winner, chosen on the merit of their work by final judge Roger Reeves, will receive a $1,500 honorarium; a month-long residency in Buffalo, NY in August 2023; and the opportunity to read at Just Buffalo's Silo City Reading Series. Applicants must submit the following items:

  • Brief cover letter including a biographical statement
  • CV or résumé (2 pages maximum)
  • Writing sample (up to 10 pages), with NO identifying information in the file or file name

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on April 3, 2023. The winner will be notified by May 15, and the winner and up to five finalists will be announced publicly by early June. 

COVID-19: We're committed to honoring a poet as our 2023 Fellow, recognizing that the in-person components of the fellowship award may need to be adjusted to align with public health guidelines. 

Fee waiver: As of 3/31/23, we have distributed all fee waivers for this year. 

Questions? Email with the subject line "Fellowship Question," or call 716-832-5400.

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