The fifth Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Journalism Fellowship is accepting applicants until March 21st. This time, 15 journalists of any nationality will have the opportunity to travel through places along Colombia’s Caribbean that inspired García Márquez. (Apply here).
The objective of the fellowship is “to explore the relationship between journalism and fiction using One Hundred Years of Solitude as a reference”, García Márquez’s most widely-known work. For six days, participants will delve into the genres which routinely constitute cultural journalism, principally the interview, the reportage, and the opinion piece.
This initiative is called by the Gabriel García Márquez New Journalism Foundation (FNPI) and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, with the support of the Cartago Foundation and ProColombia-Marca País.
Who can apply for the García Márquez Fellowship?
The fellowship, which will take place from April 26th to May 3rd, focuses on editors or reporters with experience covering topics related to culture and fiction texts, with a minimum of three years of experience, who work or publish in print or digital media, and have a good command of English language.
Five fellowship positions will be awarded to Colombian journalists, five to Latin American journalists, and five to journalists from other continents. Those selected will work on the production of a long-form journalistic piece which they commit to publishing on completion of the fellowship.
What does the García Márquez Fellowship cover?
Participants will not have to pay the registration fee. Additionally, they will receive the following financial assistance:
- Roundtrip economy class plane ticket.
- Accommodation in a single room for the duration of the fellowship.
- Daily snack and welcome and farewell dinners.
- International medical insurance for the duration of the fellowship.
- Work materials.
Prerequisites for application
- An autobiography, 800-word maximum, in English or Spanish, which emphasizes the applicant’s journalistic experience in the field of culture and their motivations for participation.
- A letter of endorsement from a media outlet.
- A reportage or long-form journalistic piece, preferably on cultural topics. For more information and link to apply, click here.