Residencies for Writers in 2018

Residencies for Writers 2018

UPDATE: Our list of writers’ residencies for 20198 can be found here.

Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program
is dedicated to young and emerging writers from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. It offers a two-month stay at Villa Decius, a historical complex and cultural centre in Krakow. Residents receive a stipend of 2500 PLN (US$730) for travel costs. Applications close on 22 January.

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship
is an annual award that allows professional writers living in Scotland to enjoy a month-long residency at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France with a stipend of £1200. Each year, four writers are invited to spend time with other artists and absorb fresh cultural experiences. Applications close on 31 January.

Visegrad Literary Residency Program
consists of a series of residency stays and literary events for writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, essayists, critics as well as literary translators, publicists and journalists from the Visegrad Countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Applications are open until 31 January.

Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing
 is hosted by Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Named for the University’s renowned literary alumnus and initiated in the fall of 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers up to four months of unfettered writing time,  lodging in Poets’ Cottage and a stipend of US$5000. Applications close on 1 February.

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10 Literary Magazines Curated By and For People with Disabilities

10 Literary Magazines Curated By and For People with Disabilities

A guest post by Ana Prundaru

Regardless of your disability or health status, the following ten barrier-breaking literary venues are absolutely worth your time.

  1. Monstering

A literary magazine for disabled women and non binary individuals, Monstering features a clean design and showcases pieces that intersect race, gender and class with disability, while addressing commonly faced issues of oppression, poverty and discrimination. The advice column “Dear Monster” adds a pleasingly offbeat touch to the otherwise writing-centric publication.

  1. The Deaf Poets Society

The editors of The Deaf Poets Society publish art, interviews, reviews, poems, prose and cross-genre works by deaf and disabled creatives. The issues are filled with hauntingly vivid creations, which draw heavily from personal experience and – in line with its manifesto – elegantly capture complex topics like intersectional discrimination, breaking down marginalising rhetoric about deafness or disability. Deaf Poets Society also offers community writing workshops focused on the lived experience of deafness or disability.
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A Few Things to Consider Before Submitting Your Work to a Literary Magazine

A Few Things to Consider Before Submitting Your Work to a Literary Magazine

A guest post by Melissa Merritt

I’m sitting in front of a computer in the Center for Literary Publishing reading creative nonfiction essays that have been submitted for publication. I’m an editorial assistant with the Colorado Review, and sadly, I’ve spent most of the afternoon reading essays that for one reason or another just don’t fit our journal. I stretch and take a big breath before plunging back into the queue.

Next up is a sixteen-page essay that has been waiting its turn for about six weeks. I imagine the author, waiting patiently through these excruciating weeks to hear back about this essay, probably one of her favorites.

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21 Gifts Under $21 For Writers and Book Lovers

1. Will Write for Coffee Tote Bag

$16.99 – available here

2. New York Public Library Vintage Stamp Pouch

$15 – available here

3. Please Do Not Annoy the Writer Mug

Please Do Not Annoy the Writer Mug - Gifts for Writers

$15.99 – available here

4. Do It Later Planner

Do It Later Planner - Gifts for Writers

$11.45 – available here

5. Bookmobile Enamel Pin

Bookmobile Enamel Pin - Gifts for Writers

$11 – available here

6. Literary Tattoos

Literary Tattoos - Gifts for Writers

$10 (pack of six) – available here

7. The Tequila Mockingbird Kit

Tequila Mockingbird Kit - Gifts for Writers

$8.33 – available here

8. The Paris Review Softball Onesie

The Paris Review Softball Onesie - Gifts for Writers

$20 – available here

9. Vintage Library Fabric

Vintage Library Fabric - Gifts for Writers

$10.50 – available here

10. Procrastination PencilsProcrastination Pencils - Gifts for Writers

$5.56 – available here

11. T.S. Eliot Coffee Mug

I Have Measured Out My Life - Gifts for Writers

$18 – available here

12. Digital Voice Recorder

Digital Voice Recorder - Gifts for Writers

$16.99 – available here

13. Classic Literature T-Shirt

Classic Literature Tshirt - Gifts for Writers

$19.50 – available here

14.  Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On Bookplates

Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On Bookplates - Gifts for Writers

$3.90 – available here

15. Pride and Prejudice Glass

Pride and Prejudice Glass - Gifts for Writers

$14 – available here

16. 100 Books Scratch Off Poster

100 Books Scratch Off Poster - Gifts for Writers

$18 – available here

17. Literary Notes Cards & Envelopes

Literary Notes - Gifts for Writers

$11.39 – available here

18. Louisa May Alcott Inspired Tea

Louisa May Alcott Tea - Gifts for Writers

 

$10.43 – available here

19. Read and Write Earrings

Read Write Earrings - gifts for writers

$14.95 – available here

20. #read Tote Bag

$10.39 – available here

21. Vonnegut Bottle Opener

Vonnegut Bottle Opener - Gifts for Writers

$11 – available here

and if you are happy to stretch your budget . . .

Writers’ Tears Copperpot Whiskey

Writers Tears Whiskey - Gifts for Writers

$53 – available here

 

Need more inspiration? Explore our previous gift guides here

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Cover Letters: Advice from a Literary Magazine Editor

A guest post by Yi Shun Lai

Since 2014 I have edited prose for the Tahoma Literary Review. This submission period we had a little over a thousand submissions; by the time I’m done, I will have read somewhere between 350 and 400 pieces of fiction and given feedback on a little over half of those. (We have awesome fiction readers at TLR to help with the remainder of the workload, and poetry makes up a massive chunk of those thousand submissions.)

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