The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony offers residencies of up to 12 weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the secluded hills overlooking the Temecula Valley in southern California. Residents are provided with lodging and work space in a private cottage with a full kitchen, bedroom, bath, and porch. The cost of the residency is $325 to $450 per week or $1,100 to $1,400 for four weeks; residents are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Submit a writing sample of up to 15 pages, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the program by the references) with a $40 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to the requested residency start date. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593. (951) 302-3837.