Summer Gathering 2017

Fishtrap, a creative writing center that connects people who are passionate about the West, is pleased to announce one undergraduate fellowship for the 2017 Summer Fishtrap Gathering held July 10 - 16 at Wallowa Lake, Oregon.

Fishtrap Fellowships recognize and encourage writers who show promise at an early stage in their career. The primary benefit of this award is an opportunity to attend the 2017 Summer Fishtrap Gathering. 

The Fishtrap Undergraduate Fellowship, funded by Fishtrap and UM's undergraduate literary journal - The Oval, covers the cost of the seven-day retreat, including a five-day writing workshop, readings, activities, panel discussions, and open mics. Additionally, the fellow receives meals for the week (Monday evening through Sunday noon) and lodging. Please note: the fellow must cover his or her travel to and from the gathering. For more information on lodging choices (which range from tent sites to deluxe cabins) and Summer Fishtrap in general, please visit the Fishtrap website:

A Fishtrap Fellowship is an opportunity for emerging writers to polish their craft in an atmosphere of mentorship and community as they build new friendships and a renewed sense of creative potential.

To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate student at University of Montana 2016-2017.

Submit 3-5 pages of poetry or 10 - 20 pages of prose: fiction, nonfiction or drama to Karin Schalm’s mailbox in Liberal Arts 133 by Tuesday, March 28, 5 p.m.