The author of Don’t Call Us Dead on the retreat in Austerlitz, New York.
colonies and retreats
An anonymous juror weighs in on a residency applicant’s successful writing sample.
Annie Proulx, Tayari Jones, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and ten more authors on the retreats that changed their lives.
Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Fogo Island Arts Residency, Iceland Writers Retreat, and more.
A prize of $500 and letterpress publication by the Center for Book Arts is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive an additional $500 to give a reading with the contest judge at the Center for Book Arts in New York City in Fall 2018, and a weeklong residency at the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Natasha Trethewey will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 21 pages (or 450 lines) with a $25 entry fee by December 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published during the previous year. The winner also receives a weeklong all-expenses-paid summer residency at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Authors, publishers, agents, or readers may submit eight copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2017 with a $75 entry fee by December 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Ten writers prove that, with a little imagination, you can create your very own writing retreat to fit your life and schedule—either at home or away.
The director of the American Academy in Rome and the program’s current literature fellows discuss the opportunities that the Academy’s eleven-month residencies offer emerging writers, as well as exciting new changes to the historic program.
Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer leads a writing workshop at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in the Ventana Wilderness of California, helping his pupils to understand the role of silence—and its relationship to language—in their work.
Two veteran retreat-goers offer advice for writers considering a residency, and pose important questions to consider before applying—from cost and length to setting creative goals to identifying the current stage of your project.