The Rensing Center offers residencies of three weeks to three months from March through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, South Carolina. Writers whose work is focused on the environment are eligible. Residents are provided with lodging and work space in a private cabin, access to the center’s gardens and library, as well as nearby mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. The cost of the residency is $150 per week, or $50 per week if the resident contributes eight hours of work per week toward improving the center. Transportation and meals are not included. For residencies beginning in March 2020, submit up to 20 pages of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, a résumé, a statement of intent, and contact information for one reference with a $20 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Rensing Center, 1165 Mile Creek Road, Pickens, SC 29671.