Yo, new – excuse us, we mean emerging – writers, BuzzFeed wants you. In the words of the site’s literary editor, Saeed Jones:
With the mission of diversifying the broader media landscape by investing in the next generation of necessary voices, BuzzFeed’s Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers….
Ideal candidates for this program will have ambitious ideas and a proven desire to publish work that creates an impact on cultural conversations. The product of the fellowship will be published by BuzzFeed. The writers selected for the fellowship will work with BuzzFeed News’ senior editorial staff and be based in New York. Fellows will receive a stipend of $12,000.
We say that if there’s some person or place out there that wants to give you money to write you have to be nuts not to swoop in and grab it. Which is why TVWriter™ encourages you to learn all you can about the new fellowship and, you know, maybe even – oh, god, the pressure! – enter.