Apply to be a 2013-2014 Made at Hugo House fellow via our Submittable.
Ryan Boudinot wrote part of his novel, Blueprints of the Afterlife, in our writer-in-residence office. Sherman Alexie filmed scenes from his movie, The Business of Fancydancing, in our bathroom. In this house, many writers have drafted poems, jumpstarted novels, and refined manuscripts. In 2012, we launched a new program supporting the next generation of writers, Made at Hugo House, a fellowship program that provides funding, space, and resources to four to six writers in King County age 35 and younger.
Paul Constant wrote: "Of all the grants I've encountered in my time at The Stranger, I've never heard of anything quite like the Made at Hugo House fellowship program."
Applicants are selected for the Made at Hugo House program based on the artistic excellence of their writing, ability to complete their proposed project within the fellowship year, and alignment with our vision and core values: making your own words better, humility, humanity, and honesty. Projects include (but are not limited to) completing the first draft of a novel, developing a new memoir, or creating a chapbook of poetry.
2012-2013 Made at Hugo House Fellowship Recipents
Bill Carty: "Northeast Kingdom" (poetry)
Irene Keliher: "The Visionaries" (fiction)
Eric McMillan: "Clear" (fiction)
Katharine Ogle: "The Smallest Gun I Could Find" (poetry)
Anca Szilagyi: "More Like Home Than Home" (fiction)
Elissa Washuta: "Starvation Mode" (nonfiction)