To support the writing of a debut book of creative nonfiction. Recipient will receive a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American toward a nine-month residency in Central Arkansas. 

Over the past 25 years, the Oxford American, a quarterly magazine dedicated to documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South, has helped launch and sustain the careers of many significant writers of literary journalism, memoir, reportage, criticism, and the lyric essay. The Oxford American and its contributors have received many awards, including the 2016 National Magazine Award in General Excellence.

Jeff Baskin, a librarian by trade, was a lifelong and generous literary citizen. His imaginative approach to his work and his programming innovations brought reading and writing to countless in the North Little Rock community. The Oxford American is proud to honor his legacy with this fellowship.

Eligibility and guidelines are available here.
 

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This category is open to proposal submissions for Points South and feature articles.

Please familiarize yourself with recent issues of the magazine before you submit. The Oxford American can be purchased at discerning bookstores and newsstands everywhere. Single-copy issues and back issues may be purchased here.

There is a $2 processing fee for proposals.

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This category is open to works of nonfiction.

Please familiarize yourself with recent issues of the magazine before you submit. The Oxford American can be purchased at discerning bookstores and newsstands everywhere. Single-copy issues and back issues may be purchased here

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$3.00
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Please familiarize yourself with recent issues of the magazine before you submit. The Oxford American can be purchased at discerning bookstores and newsstands everywhere. Single-copy issues and back issues may be purchased here.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, though we ask that stories are immediately withdrawn from consideration following acceptance elsewhere.

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The Oxford American offers a comprehensive editorial internship program. Internships are unpaid and full-time. Internship terms begin in January, June, and September, though the program provides some flexibility for starting dates. Six-month internships are also available. We accept applications for all terms year-round but please note the following deadlines:

  • March 15 for internships starting in June
  • June 15 for internships starting in September
  • November 1 for internships starting in January

Applications should include a résumé and a 10-15 page writing sample. (Samples can include critical and/or creative work, though a substantial portion should be prose.) Please specify the term for which you are applying.

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