Apply for the Dat Winning Sportswriting Fellowship

We don’t cover sports much here on the NOC, but that’s what our sister site Dat Winning is for! And I’m pleased to share that the site, The Dynasty Project, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop have teamed up to announce the Dat Winning Fellowship that  “seeks aspiring Asian American writers with an interest in covering the world of sports.”

The application deadline is December 19. More info after the cut.

This fellowship was created to provide a space for emerging Asian American writers to “cut their teeth” in the field of sports writing with guidance from a team of established Asian American professionals in the field. The Dat Winning Fellowship editorial team includes:

– Kai Ma – Freelance journalist, former Editor-in-Chief at KoreAm Journal.
– Jay Caspian Kang – Founding Editor at Grantland, editor of “Elements” blog at
– Hua Hsu – Associate Professor of English at Vassar College, fellow at the New America Foundation.
– Mina Kimes – Senior Writer at ESPN the Magazine.
– Ursula Liang – “Op-Docs” Coordinating Producer, New York Times; Director / Producer of 9-Man documentary
– Pablo Torre – Senior Writer at ESPN the Magazine and, panelist on Around the Horn, The Sports Reporters and Olbermann.


Fellows will contribute to the Dat Winning blog, supported by one-on-one editorial feedback from the editorial team, as well as participate in workshops at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop that will cover a range of topics meant to help fellows navigate the changing landscape of sports journalism.

The Dat Winning Fellowship is open to writers of all ages. The full application form is available here. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email