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The Virginia Center for Creative Arts offers residencies of two weeks to two months from June to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, on a 450-acre estate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 60 miles south of Charlottesville. Open year-round, the center accommodates 25 artists at a time and provides separate working and living quarters as well as all meals. Residents may use the facilities of nearby Sweet Briar College. There is no residency fee, but writers are asked to make a daily contribution of $45 to $90. For residencies in 2013, submit three copies of 6 to 10 poems, up to two short stories or essays, or the first chapter or 20 pages of a novel or book of creative nonfiction, and a résumé with a $30 application fee by January 15, 2013. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521. (434) 946-7236. Craig Pleasants, Program Director. email@example.com