La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of Languedoc, in southern France. Residents are provided with a room and shared kitchen, library, and studio space. Cottages are also available to share with other residents or family members. The residency fee ranges from €350 for a one-week stay to €1,395 for a three-week stay (approximately $451 to $1,799) for rooms in the inn, or €1,800 (approximately $2,321) for the cottages. Submit a one-page writing sample, a one-page project description, and a curriculum vitae. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There is no application fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.
La Muse Writers' and Artists' Retreat, 11380 Labastide Esparbairenque, France. 011 33 1 04 68 26 33 93. Kerry Eielson and John Fanning, Codirectors.