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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Baltic Writers Residency
Applications for the 2011 Baltic Writers Residency, a funded month-long annual summer residency in Riga, Latvia for poets, playwrights, and writers of fiction working in English are now invited. Though, neither the writer nor their project need be connected with Latvia. Both emerging and established writers are encouraged to apply. Recent finalists and winners range from those who have yet to conceive of their first manuscripts, to writers who have extensive publication records, and have been finalists for the National Book Award and numbered in the New Yorker¹s ³20 Under 40². Emma Jones, author of one volume of verse, The Striped World (Faber & Faber, 2009), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize, is this year¹s resident, and we strongly encourage other young and emerging writers to apply. Previous winners include Salvatore Scibona and Amity Gaige. The deadline is December 15th, and we are accepting applications now. Details about the residency, about Riga, and about the application process can be found on the
website. Mail: The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, PO Box 17184, Louisville, KY 40217 E-mail:

Writers in the Heartland Writer's Residency
Writers in the Heartland is now taking applications for its 2011 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 2-9 and September 30-October 7, 2011. 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 February 28, 2011, to be considered. Decisions will be announced on or around June 1st. Poets should submit 10 pages of work; fiction and non-fiction writers may submit up to and no more than 15 pages. All submissions are peer reviewed by a three person panel and are blind readings. Please staple the writings samples together and place your name on the top sheet only.
Send submissions to Dr. P. B. Erens; 180 East Pearson Street, #3802; Chicago, IL, 60611. For further information about apply to Writers in the Heartland, see our website or contact us at

Artsmith Artist Residency
The fifth annual Artsmith Artist Residency is open for applications until November 1, 2010, for the upcoming residency the week of February 25 to March 4, 2011. The residency includes lodging and continental breakfast on Orcas Island in Washington State. To learn more about the residency and to apply, please visit:

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