The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are provided with lodging, work space, and meals, as well as access to the facilities of nearby Sweet Briar College. The residency fee is $150 per day; fellowships and need-based financial aid are available. For residencies from October through January, using the online submission system submit 6 to 10 poems, up to two short stories or essays, or up to 25 pages of a novel or memoir, a brief bio, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation with a $40 application fee by May 15. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521. (434) 946-7236.