Brice Particelli Receives NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

January 18, 2022

Congratulations to Brice Particelli on receiving a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship! See details in the NEA press release below.

Washington, D.C. —Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Brice Particelli is one of 35 writers who will receive a FY 2022 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. This year’s fellowships are in prose and enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career development. Fellows are selected through an anonymous process and are judged on the basis of artistic excellence of the work sample they provided. These fellowships are highly competitive, with more than 2,000 eligible applications received for the 2022 fellowships.

“We are excited to support the 2022 NEA Creative Writing Fellows in their careers, affording them the time and means and encouragement to focus on their writing,” said the NEA’s Director of Literary Arts Amy Stolls. “We look forward to reading their works in years to come and appreciate their dedication to enriching our culture through their words.”

Brice Particelli is writing a narrative nonfiction book exploring educational (dis)information communities in the U.S., titled Delegitimation Nation: America’s flourishing (mis)education movements. He earned his Ph.D. in education from Columbia University, where he was the director of a literacy-focused not-for-profit. His nonfiction has recently been published in Harper’s Magazine, Guernica, Salmagundi, and The Smart Set, and he has edited two anthologies of short fiction, America Street (2019) and In the Between (2022). He teaches writing at the University of California (Berkeley).

Since 1967, the Arts Endowment has awarded more than 3,600 Creative Writing Fellowships totaling over $57 million. Many American recipients of the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Fiction were recipients of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships early in their careers.

Visit to browse bios and artist statements from all of the 2022 recipients and past Creative Writing Fellows.