The Creative Writing Fellowship Competition awards five $5,000 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories or prose and poetry. Entries are submitted to the competition and reviewed by an initial panel of jurors. Once tallied, all top entries go to the final juror panel and the winners are selected. Jurors are comprised of professional authors, novelists, and American poets, literary contributors, publishers, editors, journalists and media contributors, and Pulitzer and PEN Hemingway Award Winners. The deadline to apply to the 2016 Creative Writing Fellowship Competition is Friday, May 6, 2016.