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A fourteen-week residency at Lynchburg College, including a stipend, is awarded annually to a fiction writer for the fall term and a poet or creative nonfiction writer for the spring term. The stipend amount varies annually but has in the past been $12,000. The residency also includes housing, some meals, and travel expenses. Writers who have published at least one book are eligible. The writer-in-residence teaches a weekly creative writing workshop, visits classes, and gives a public reading. Submit one copy of a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining evidence of successful teaching experience, a course proposal, and contact information for three references by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Lynchburg College, Thornton Writer Residency, c/o Julie Williams, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501. (434) 544-8820. Allison Wilkins, Contact.