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Lake Forest, IL, United States
Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
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The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 38 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided with a private room and bathroom, a shared kitchen, and meals. The cost of the residency ranges from $630 to $4,500 on an income-based sliding scale. A limited number of fully funded fellowships with stipends of $1,000 or more are available. To apply for residencies in 2025, submit up to 20 pages of poetry or prose, a résumé or curriculum vitae, and a writer’s statement with a $25 application fee (fee waivers are available upon request via e-mail) by May 15. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include accessible doorways and bathrooms, an accessible studio, and accessible parking.

Contact Information

Ragdale, 1260 North Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. (847) 234-1063, ext. 23. Deanna Miera, Residency Manager.