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Lake Forest, IL, United States
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The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 or 25 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided with a private room and meals. The residency fee is $630 for an 18-day residency and $875 for a 25-day residency. Financial aid and fellowships are available on a limited basis. For residencies in 2023, using only the online submission system, writers submitted 10 poems totaling no more than 20 pages or up to 20 pages of prose, two letters of recommendation, a one-page writer’s statement, and a one-page résumé or curriculum vitae with a $25 application fee by May 15. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information

Ragdale, 1260 North Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. (847) 234-1063, ext. 28. Amy Sinclair, Residency Manager.