Genre: Creative Nonfiction

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writer-in-Residence Program

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center at Arkansas State University offers a monthlong residency in June to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Piggott, Arkansas. The residency includes a loft apartment on the downtown square in Piggott, a $1,000 stipend to help cover food and transportation costs, and the opportunity to write in the studio where Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms in 1928. The writer-in-residence will serve as a mentor for eight to ten writers in a weeklong retreat at the education center.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
June 1, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 12, 2024
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writer-in-Residence Program, 1913 Museum Row, Piggott, AR 72454. (870) 598-3487. Adam Long, Executive Director.

Adam Long
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Piggott
Contact State: 
AR
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
72454
Country: 
US

Alma College

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Alma, MI
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 11/30/2024
Application Fee: 
$0

Vermont Studio Center

The Vermont Studio Center (VSC) offers two-, three-, and four-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the northern Green Mountains. VSC provides time and space to write, as well as readings, craft talks, and one-on-one consultations with invited visiting writers. Residents are provided with a private room, a private or shared bathroom, and access to a shared kitchen and communal spaces.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
April 12, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656. (802) 635-2727.

Contact City: 
Johnson
Contact State: 
VT
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
05656
Country: 
US
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A large red building with a gray roof next to a river.

With Certainty

4.11.24

In a 1789 letter, Benjamin Franklin wrote the phrase, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin was reflecting on the establishment of the U.S. Constitution, which he said promised to be durable, as well as his own ailing health and mortality. This week write a personal essay that riffs off this proverb, reflecting on your own worldview about what can be certain. You might start off with the prompt: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and ______.” Tell the story of how you arrived at your own ideas about what you can always count on, whether good or bad. What past experiences, encounters, or memories seem to reinforce your belief?

Sonoma County Writers Camp

The Summer 2024 Sonoma County Writers Camp will be held from July 24 to July 28 at the Ratna Ling Retreat Center in Cazadero, California. The retreat features generative workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, panels by authors and agents, master classes, meditative dream writing, and student readings. The faculty includes fiction writer Ellen Sussman and fiction and nonfiction writer Elizabeth Stark. The cost of the retreat, which includes all meals, lodging in a single-occupancy room, and activities, is $2,495. Registration is first come, first served.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
July 24, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
April 12, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 24, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Sonoma County Writers Camp, 1993 Burnside Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Ellen Sussman, Cofounder and Codirector.

Ellen Sussman
Cofounder and Codirector
Contact City: 
Cazadero
Contact State: 
CA
Country: 
US
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Sonoma County Writers Camp buildings

Ragdale

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.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
April 12, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

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

Deanna Miera
Residency Manager
Contact City: 
Lake Forest
Contact State: 
IL
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
60045
Country: 
US

Fiction Meets Science Residency

The Fiction Meets Science Residency offers up to two residencies of three to ten months annually to fiction and nonfiction writers at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany. Residents are provided with a private apartment and office space at the institute, where they will connect with an international community of guest scientists. Residents are expected to give one lecture or reading and to attend the weekly lectures given by the scientist fellows at the institute.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
April 12, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 12, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Fiction Meets Science Residency, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Lehmkuhlenbusch 4, 27753 Delmenhorst, Germany. Susan M. Gaines, Project Director.

Susan M. Gaines
Project Director
Contact City: 
Delmenhorst
Country: 
DE

PEN/Bare Life Review Grants

PEN America
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 1, 2024
Two grants of $5,000 each will be given annually for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction works-in-progress “by immigrant and refugee writers, recognizing that the literature of migration is of inherent and manifest value.” Using only the online submission system, submit a writing sample of up to 40 pages of poetry or up to 75 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and an outline and description of the project by June 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

PEN America
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 1, 2024
Ten grants of $3,000 to $4,000 each are given annually to support the translation of book-length works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that have not previously appeared in English or have appeared only in an “outdated or otherwise flawed translation.” A separate grant of $5,000, called the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature, is also given to support the translation of a book of fiction or nonfiction from Italian into English. Manuscripts with up to two translators are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a translation sample of 8 to 10 pages of poetry or prose, a copy of the same passage in the original language, a biography and bibliography of the translated author, a project statement, and the curriculum vitae of the translator by June 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

PEN/Jean Stein Grants for Literary Oral History

PEN America
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 1, 2024
Two grants of $15,000 are given annually for nonfiction works-in-progress that “use oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement.” Using only the online submission system, submit a writing sample of 20 to 40 pages of nonfiction, 6 to 10 pages of transcribed interviews, a curriculum vitae, and an outline and description of the project by June 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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