Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Amherst, VA
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The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of up to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open year-round, the center accommodates up to 13 writers at a time and provides separate working and living quarters as well as all meals. There is no residency fee, but residents are encouraged to make a daily contribution according to their abilities. For residencies from February 2018 through May 2018, using the online application system submit 6 to 10 poems, up to two short stories or essays, or up to 25 pages of a novel or book of creative nonfiction, a résumé, two letters of recommendation (sent directly to VCCA by the references), and a brief professional statement with a $40 application fee by September 15. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521. (434) 946-7236. Sheila Pleasants, Director of Artists' Services.