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Residencies for Writers in 2016

Residencies for Writers in 2016

We will be adding to this list throughout the year, so please check back for updates. For more regular updates about residencies for writers, as well as other opportunities for writers, follow Aerogramme Writers’ Studio on Facebook and Twitter.


American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship
Founded in 1920, the American Library is Paris is a private, non-profit English-language library. It’s fellowship program is open to writers worldwide. Fellows receive a stipend of US$5000 to assist with travel and housing costs. Applications close 12 February.

Danish Centre for Writers and Translators
Since 1999 the Danish Centre for Writers and Translators has offered writers, translators and illustrators free working residencies at the old manor Hald Hovedgaard, situated 10 kilometres from the town of Viborg, in the middle of Denmark.The Centre is offering four-week residencies in June 2016 to international authors who have had at least two books of fiction or poetry published. Applications close on 21 February.

Norton Island Residency
Located in Maine, halfway between Mount Desert National Park and Campobello Island, Norton Island  is a remote, rustic wilderness with facilities to accommodate writers and artists. A committee of independent jurors will selected 16 writers (from fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction) for inclusion in the program which runs from 26 June to 5 July 2016. If accepted, a $125 residency fee is payable, though a small number of scholarships are available. Applications close on 1 March.

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project
The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in Orlando, Florida, in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of US$800 are included. The Project also offers opportunities for residents to participate in readings, workshops and to interact with the central Florida writing community. Applications for the 2016-2017 residencies close on 13 March and results will be announced in May.

Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency
The Noepe Center for Literary Arts residency program, established in 2007 as the Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency, aims to provide writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and plays a place in which to create or complete new works. Up to ten writers at a time are invited and some scholarships are available.

Boston Public Library’s Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship
Boston Public Library was established in 1848 and is the oldest large municipal library in the United States. The Library’s Children’s Writer in Residence Program provides an emerging children’s writer with the financial support and space needed to complete one literary work for children or young adults. The writer in residence receives a $20,000 stipend and a private office in the Central Library. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and script projects are all eligible. Applicants cannot have published more than three books to date. Applications are expected to open in March.

Hugo House
Seattle’s Hugo House aims to provide inspiring and creative place where writers and readers of all levels share an appreciation for well-written words. It’s writer-in-residence program offers private writing offices and a monthly stipend for a period of nine months to practicing, published writers who are also comfortable acting as writing teachers and mentors. Applications close 31 March.

Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony
The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony offers Summer Fellowships for fiction, nonfiction and poetry writers at the Ucross Foundation located on a 20,000-acre ranch in northeastern Wyoming. Six applicants will be chosen and receives full tuition and housing for the entire three-week period of their stay. Applications close on 1 April.

Wellstone Center in the Redwoods
The Wellstone Center offers four writing fellowships per year, as well as week-long writing residencies and an emerging writers residencies. The Center is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, four miles for Pacific Ocean. The next fellowship application deadline is 6 May.

M Literary Residency
This program, sponsored by the M Restaurant Group, offers a three-month-long residency in bustling Shanghai to a poet, fiction writer, or creative non-fiction writer. The resident receives transportation, housing, food, and a $1000 stipend, and is required to participate in two events in the community. Applications open on 1 March and close on 31 May.

Gladstone’s Library Writers in Residence
Built in 1902, Gladstone’s Library is the UK’s only residential library. The Library’s Writers in Residence program began in 2011. Four residencies are offered each year with each writer staying at the Library for a month. The Writers in Residence are asked to keep a blog about their stay, as well as running a creative writing workshop. Residents receive full room and board, reimbursement for travel expenses and a small stipend of £100 per week. Applications close on 1 June.

Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program
This residency for women writers is located on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. The program is open to all women writers, whether their work has been published yet or not. Applications open in June.

New York Public Library’s Cullman Center Fellowships
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit from access to the New York Public Library’s collections housed at its main branch on Fifth Avenue. Novelists, playwrights and poets are invited to apply, along with academics and independent researchers. Fellows can be from anywhere in the world. A stipend of up to $70,000 is granted to each fellow, along with an office, a computer and full access to the Library’s physical and electronic resources. Applications for 2016/17 fellowships will open in June.

Sangam House
Sangam House is an international writers’ residency program located in Nrityagram, India. It aims to bring together writers from across the world to live and work among their peers in a safe, supportive and nurturing space. A number of fellowships are on offer including The Nevatia Fellowship which supports non-fiction writing in English, especially in the areas of social and cultural change, and The Dhvani Fellowship which supports the work of translators working in and out of Indian languages. Applications open in June.

Carey Institute for Global Good
is offering a residency program for creators of longform nonfiction. Pulitzer Prize winning writer and journalist Tim Weiner has been named as the first Director. The campus in Rensselaerville, New York, offers peaceful, private and inspiring place to live, work and create, providing complimentary access to modern communication technologies and a gourmet on-site restaurant. Applications for Fall 2016 residencies, commencing in October, close on 1 August.

Can Serrat Residency 
This residency near Barcelona is offering one writer a two-month residency including accommodation, workshop space and food. The residency is open to all writers regardless of nationality or age. Applications close 1 August.

Scotland Writing Residency
The Scotland Writing Residency is located in Brora, a coastal village in the east of Sutherland in the Highland area of Scotland. The writer resides, for one week during summer or fall, in a furnished and recently renovated, traditional croft cottage, containing three-bedrooms. The residency does not come with a cash prize. Applications close 15 August.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Residencies of between two and eight weeks each are offered year round by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. Open to writers, visual artists, and music composers worldwide, each resident receives accommodation, studio space, and a $100 per week stipent. Approximately 60 residencies are awarded per year. There are two deadlines each year: 1 March for residencies taking place between July and December, and 1 September for residencies between January and June.

Jentel Artist Residency Program
Jentel is located on a 1000 acre working cattle ranch 20 miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyoming. It offers individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Applications for Summer/Fall Residencies close in January and applications for Winter/Spring Residencies closes on 15 September.

Sarabande Writing Residency
The Sarabande Writing Residency offers an annual residency of two to six weeks to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, a 14,000-acre nature preserve near Louisville, Kentucky. Residents receive a US$500 travel stipend and a two to six-week stay in a private, fully equipped cottage on the Bernheim grounds. Applications open on 1 August and close on 30 September.

Wallace Stegner House
Located in Eastend, Saskachewan (Canada), the Wallace Stegner House residency program accepts writers for stays from one week to up to eleven months. A rental fee of $250 is payable and includes all utilities. Applications should be submitted by 30 September, and writers and other artists from around the world are invited to apply.

Vermont Studio Center
is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States. Each month the Center hosts over 50 writers and artists from across the country and around the world. There are fellowship application deadlines in 2016; 15 February, 15 June and 1 October.

Writers Omi at Ledig House
Since it was founded in 1992 it has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries, including Gary Shteyngart, Kiran Desai and Colum McCann. Ledig House located in Ghent, New York, two and a half hours from New York City and guests may select a residency of one week to two months. Applications close on 20 October.

Berton House Writers’ Retreat
Berton House is located in Dawson City, Yukon. Professional Canadian writers who have published at least one book and are established in any creative literary discipline (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, play/screenwriting, journalism) may apply for a three-month residency. Applications are expected to close in October.

Rocky Mountain National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
This program offers professional writers, as well as composers and visual and performing artists, the opportunity to ‘pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape’. Selected artists stay in a historic cabin for two-week periods from June through September. Applications open on 1 October and close on 15 November.

Fine Arts Work Center
This is a unique residency for writers in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Work Center provides seven-month fellowships to twenty fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. For residencies between 1 October 2017 and 30 April 2018, applications will close 1 December.

Cove Park Literature Residencies
Cove Park is a Scottish artists’ retreat located on the Rosneath peninsula, an hour’s drive west of Glasgow. Literature residencies take place between March and September and last for between one and three months. Applications are invited from established writers of short and long fiction; poetry; creative non-fiction and memoir; work that crosses these genres and also writers who have made their reputation in one field and wish to develop in another. To be eligible for consideration, writers must have published at least one full-length book in their field. Applications for 2017 residencies will close in December 2016.

Gullkistan Residency
Iceland’s Gullkistan Residency was founded in spring 2009 and now runs all year round. It is located on an idyllic farm and accommodates between 3 and 6 people at a time. The farm is located 10 minutes walk from the village of Laugarvatn. In addition to artists residencies, Gullkistan also hosts seminars, arts courses, exhibitions and open studios. Gullkistan is very family friendly and applications are accepted year round. Fees are applicable and the minimum stay is one month.





  1. 29 November 2016 / 4:48 pm

    hello! is there a list for 2017?

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