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Yaddo offers residencies of two to eight weeks from May through February to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Writers are provided with a private bedroom, work space, and meals. Writers who are not currently enrolled in full-time graduate or undergraduate programs are eligible to apply. Using the online application system, submit 10 poems (no longer than one page each) or excerpts of a longer poem of no more than 10 pages, or up to 20 pages of prose (consisting of one or more stories or essays, or an excerpt of a novel or work of nonfiction), two letters of recommendation (submitted directly to Yaddo by the references), and a résumé with a $30 application fee by January 1, 2017. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. (518) 584-0746. Candace Wait, Program Director.