Applications Now Open for the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing

Applications Now Open for the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing
Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania is inviting application for its annual Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. The successful applicants will receive a stipend of US$5000 and four month’s lodging at Bucknell’s Poets’ Cottage.

The Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing began in 1993. It aims to provide four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book. In previous years, the residency alternated between poets and writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). This year Bucknell announced that future residencies would only be awarded to writers of prose.

To be eligible, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age, reside in the United States, and not be enrolled as a student in a college or university. Some record of publication is desirable and there is no application fee.

To apply writers must provide:

  • a letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a writing sample of no more than 20 pages
  • three letters of reference

There are two residencies offered each year: the Fall Residency runs from August to December and the Spring Residency runs from February to May. Applicants can ask to be considered for either residency or for both.

Applications for the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing for 2019/20 close on Friday 1 February. For further information and to apply visit the Bucknell University website.

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