Awards and Fellowships

    Each year, Lighthouse awards fellowships, residencies, and prizes that honor the work our instructors and members do throughout the community. Though monetary awards are modest, we strive to recognize the successes of all of our members through the programs below. 

    Lit Fest Fellowships

    The Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers support advanced writers who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend a weeklong or weekend Advanced Workshop. Applications for Lit Fest 15 will open in January, 2020.

    Writing in Color Fellowship

    Offered annually to a person who demonstrates a passion and skill for writing, a commitment to developing their writing skills, and a clear commitment to community service, the Writing In Color Fellowship for Emerging Writers is for writers who would benefit from a year's worth of involvement at Lighthouse but who would not be able to do so without financial support. Any writer of color living in Colorado over the age of 21 writing in any genre who has not published a full-length manuscript is eligible to apply. Applications are currently closed.

    The Beacon Award

    The Lighthouse Beacon Award was initiated by students to honor a Lighthouse faculty member for teaching excellence, commitment to students, and dedication to the craft of writing.

    Fort Lyon Fellowships

    Lighthouse partnered with the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community to offer professional writers the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline in a scenic, natural environment while providing hands-on creative writing instruction to homeless veterans in Colorado. Applications for the 2020 residencies will open this fall.

    Kudos Member News

    We celebrate recent publications and awards for members, faculty, staff, and anyone who's part of our community. Check out past news below, or submit your own work for announcement in the quarterly Kudos newsletter.

    Book Project Fellowships

    In 2018, we launched the Book Project Fellowships, which cover partial or full tuition for the entire two-year program.

    Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship

    The Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship sponsored a member of the Lighthouse writing community for a full year of literary support and involvement at Lighthouse. Though the program has been discontinued as of 2017, you can read more about our past fellows here.