Items Tagged With residencies

Scribd and Smashwords Form Partnership, Writing Residency for Life in Detroit, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.19.13

E-book companies Scribd and Smashwords have inked a global partnership agreement; a new program based in Detroit—Write A House—is offering a writing residency that never ends; Dave Eggers discusses living in America in the wake of the NSA spying revelations; and other news.


Amazon’s Drones, Best Books to Give as Gifts, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.2.13

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos revealed a delivery system in the works called Prime Air, in which drones deliver goods; Kat Stoeffel speaks with poet and Antarctic artist-in-residence Jynne Dilling Martin; Jason Diamond rounds up the best books this year to give as gifts; and other news.


Jimmy's Place: A Haven on Water Street

by Sarah Gorham

The Literary Life

Posted 3.1.03

March/April 2003

When James Merrill died in 1994, he willed his large, turn-of-the-century house on Water Street to the Borough of Stonington, Connecticut. The village improvement committee was free to use the building any way it desired; Merrill made no stipulation in his will. But the National Book Award–winning poet had been an important figure in the village's ongoing literary tradition. The committee decided to keep Merrill's legacy alive by creating a writer-in-residence program. Since 1996, a lucky poet or scholar has lived, for either six months or a full year, in Merrill's curious home across from the harbor. Writers chosen for residency are notified more than a year in advance. Several Merrill House residents have reported "the happiest period of my life," surrounded by Merrill's books and knickknacks, far removed from the snarl of city life—Boston, New York, or Louisville, in our case.


Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia

Posted 2.4.10

Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia offered a monthlong summer residency to a poet or fiction writer at the Hotel Bergs in Riga, Latvia. The resident was provided with lodging and a $1,000 stipend. Using the online submission system, writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or 25 pages of fiction, a curriculum vitae including a list of published work, and contact information for two references with a $22 application fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, P.O. Box 17184, Louisville, KY 40217. Adam Day and Aleks Karlsons, Coordinators.

Bard Fiction Prize

Bard Fiction Prize

A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students but is not expected to teach traditional courses. Submit three copies of a published book of fiction, a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae by July 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Richard J. Margolis Award

Richard J. Margolis Award
A prize of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, an artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, is given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction with the exception of memoir) whose work recalls that of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist, and poet who wrote about those whose voices are seldom heard. Submit three copies of at least two writing samples totaling no more than 30 pages, a biography, and a project description by July 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.