Applications open for High School Writing Fellowship

Day Eight is proud to announce the launch of our new High School Writing Fellowship, produced with support from EventsDC.

Do you love the arts? Do you love writing? This is for you!

Selected students will be paid to write articles for local publications about DC area arts and culture.

Fellows are expected to write an average of one story every 4-6 weeks. Stories will be assigned by partnering publication editors, and fellows will also be asked to ‘pitch’ story ideas. Partnering area publications include: Tagg Magazine, The DC Line, Washington Independent Review of Books, and DC Metro Theatre Arts.

Day Eight is currently seeking high school student applicants from across the DMV with preference given to DC high school students. Day Eight celebrates diversity and we strongly encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.

To apply, students are asked to provide a writing sample, and a cover letter answering the question: Why do I want to write local news stories? The writing sample can be any type of writing, and is not expected to be prior-published work.

Selected students will be paid $75-$150 per article, depending on length and complexity of assignment, with a $200 bonus for completion of four articles.

Apply today using the form here and select “High School” in the Applicant Pool drop-down question.

The High School fellowship is an expansion from Day Eight’s existing journalism programs, including our Arts Writing Fellowship (now entering its sixth year) and High School Writing Camp.

Students may be interested in Day Eight’s DC High School Writing Camp, a weeklong workshop providing writing and networking opportunities with area poets and journalists.

Older writers — college aged or older — may be interested in Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship and annual Arts Journalism Conference.