January 15, 2006, is the postmark deadline for applying for an Axton Fellowship in Creative Writing at the University of Louisville. The fellowship is open to writers who have received their terminal degree (M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D.) in creative writing within the past five years. Two fellows (one in poetry and one in fiction) will be appointed for the next two academic years. They will be awarded stipends ($25,000/year) and benefits. “Each fellow will give a reading in the Axton reading sesries once during his or her tenure, will run one, two-day literary seminar, and will teach one course each semester. Of the four courses, one will be of the fellow’s design, one will be on the teaching of creative writing, and the other two will be upper level creative writing or literature courses. The fellows will be expected to be in residence in Louisville during their fellowship period.” The fellowship is intended to offer recent graduates time to work on their own writing, as well as to “associate them with a distinguished faculty, and to allow them to contribute to a vibrant creative writing program.” Download the full description (with application instructions) at the bottom of this page.