OPPORTUNITY ALERT: VSC has a special fellowship earmarked for black women! Get on it. (And there are fellowships for other folks, too.)
Voices Rising Fellowship
This fellowship is for an African American woman fiction writer with demonstrable financial need. Given in honor of women writers of color such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston, whose voices have inspired so many, this award also comes with a $2,000 stipend to help offset costs associated with the residency, such as travel, childcare, lost wages, rent, etc..
More details here! http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships