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Residencies Gone Wild: Finding Inspiration at the Ends of the Earth

by Kevin Nance

Special Section

Posted 3.1.14

Kevin Nance

From the ice caves of Antarctica to Alaska’s Terror Wilderness, some writers choose to live and work in the most remote—and sometimes even dangerous—destinations. 

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Going Back Home: Unlocking the Secrets of Postresidency Stress Syndrome

by Ada Calhoun

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Posted 3.1.14

Ada Calhoun

A nonfiction writer and journalist offers advice for those struggling to return to daily life after attending a writers residency.

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The Aha! Moment: Betsy Fagin, Residency Application Juror for the Millay Colony

by Michael Bourne

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Posted 3.1.14

Michael Bourne

An application juror takes a close look at a successful artist’s statement.

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2013 VIDA Count Released; Amtrak Launches Residency Program; and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.24.14

Wikipedia will be published as a volume of books; an investment firm has offered to buy 51 percent of Barnes & Noble; Lorrie Moore profiled in the Millions; and other news.

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Chautauqua Prize

Chautauqua Prize

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 the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Authors, publishers, agents, or readers may submit eight copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2013 with a $75 entry fee by December 31. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Dartmouth Poet-In-Residence Award

Dartmouth Poet-In-Residence Award

A prize of $2,000 and a six- to eight-week residency at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to participate in a regional reading series. A panel selected by Dartmouth College will judge. Using the online submission system, submit five poems from the most recent book, a résumé, a personal statement, and contact information for two references with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gell Poetry Prize

Gell Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Big Pencil Press is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes in Bristol Valley, New York. Stephen Dunn will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

A prize of $500 and publication by the Center for Book Arts is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner also receives an additional $500 to give a reading at the Center for Book Arts in New York City and a weeklong residency at the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Sharon Dolin and David St. John will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 24 pages or 500 lines with a $25 entry fee by December 1. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Writing Fellowships

Writing Fellowships

Fellowships for a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, are given annually to 10 poets and fiction writers. Each fellowship includes a private apartment and a monthly stipend of $750. For fellowships from October 1, 2012, to April 30, 2013, submit a personal statement and eight copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 35 pages of fiction (include a synopsis if submitting a novel) with a $45 entry fee by December 1. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.