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Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Stadler Center for Poetry Philip Roth Residence: Application Guidelines
To be eligible, an applicant must be more than 21 years of age, must reside in the United States, and must not be enrolled as a student in a college or university. (Persons enrolled in a college or university at the time of application are eligible). Some record of publication is desirable. Please note that the 2010-11 Roth Residence will be awarded to a poet. The term of the Residence is late August through mid-December 2009. Prose writers (fiction and/or creative nonfiction) may apply in spring 2011 for the 2011-12 Residence. To apply, submit the following items by postal mail to the address shown below: 1. A letter of application. 2. A curriculum vitae. 3. Three letters of recommendation. 4. A writing sample of no more than 10 typed pages of poetry. No materials will be returned; please do not send originals. We strongly recommend that you include letters of recommendation with your other application materials. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that letters of recommendation are sent by the postmark deadline. Applications for the 2010-2011 Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing must be postmarked by Saturday, February 20, 2010. Notification will be in late spring 2010. Send application materials to: Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing / The Stadler Center for Poetry / Bucknell Hall / Bucknell University / Lewisburg PA 17837. More here.

Writers’ Residency
Writers in The Heartland is now taking applications for its 2010 season. Writers in the Heartland is a writing colony for creative writers in all genres. The colony is located in Gilman, Illinois, approximately 90 miles south of Chicago. It is located on a beautiful 32-acre wooded site with lakes and walking paths. A limited number of one-week residencies are available for September 3-10 and October 1-8. All lodging and food is included. Writers must reside in the Midwest region or have some Midwest connection. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2010, to be considered. Decisions will be announced on or around July 1st. All submissions are peer reviewed by three person panel. For further information about applying to Writers in the Heartland, see our website or contact us at writersintheheartland(at) (replace (at) with @)

The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship, supported by a grant from the William H. Donner Foundation, is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers - fiction writers, playwrights, and poets - who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art. The Fellow will be a member of a supportive community that includes faculty members and graduate students in Brown's Program in Literary Arts and the Watson Institute for International Studies, co-sponsors of the Project. The fellowship will be accompanied by a series of lectures, readings and other events that highlight the national artistic and political culture of the writer and address the global issues of human rights and free expression. It will include a stipend, relocation funds, and health benefits. Brown will aid the writer in the visa and relocation process and provide administrative support, office space on the Brown campus in Providence, Rhode Island, and equipment. To apply, send a letter, providing publishing history and explaining need, together with a resume, to Literary Arts, Box 1923, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, or by email to iwp(at) (replace (at) with @). Supporting letters from others would be helpful. The application/nomination deadline for the next Fellowship is February 15, 2010. More here.

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