The HUES Foundation is an educational non profit organization that is committed to creative expression and innovation among artists, writers, musicians, and poets of color.

HUES will officially launch in 2020 but is currently seeking applicants for the following fellowships:

  • HUES 2020 Poetry Fellow
  • HUES 2020 Creative Nonfiction OR HUES 2020 Hybrid Art Fellow

Note: Only 2 Fellows will receive publication of their full length chapbook or book of prints/hybrid.

HUES 2020 Fellows will receive a monetary grant of $1000 each to be distributed over the course of their fellowship. This grant can be used for educational, professional, or lifestyle purposes and is entirely up to the discretion of the artist, writer, or poet. HUES 2020 Fellows will also participate in online workshops, optional video chats, and optional one on one/group phone calls to advance in their craft. By the end of the 8 week long fellowship, HUES 2020 Fellows will produce a chapbook or book of prints that will be published by The Hellebore Press. HUES 2020 Fellows will have involvement with each stage of publishing and will also have the opportunity to contribute to The Hellebore Magazine as a Guest Editor.

To apply send the following to

  • A Cover Letter that provides your name, address, preferred emails, background/cultural information, writing/artistic influences and style, as well as any information that you’d like HUES Foundation to know about you
  • A CV that describes relevant professional and academic experience and selected publications, installations, and/or features
  • For HUES2020 Poetry and HUES2020 CNF Candidates: 3-5 Writing Samples (unpublished or published) as well as annotations that explain and describe the significance of each work
  • For HUES2020 Art/Hybrid Candidates: 8 Illustrations, Prints, Collages, or other Artwork as well as titles and captions that describe the work
  • 1-2 Letters of Recommendation along with their contact information
  • A Brief Summary about the manuscript you are working on/plan to work on or collection of artwork you are creating, if you are selected as a HUES2020 Fellow

Please address the email and letter to Denise Nichole Founder of HUES Foundation and Editor in Chief of The Hellebore Press.

Note: The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019 11:59 PM.

Disabled, Immigrant, Indigenous, International, Women, Nonbinary, and LGBTQ+ Poets and Writers of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns contact Denise Nichole at

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