DEADLINE: Rolling Submissions
The Blackacre Writing Residency is located in a
beautiful, 300 acre forest and nature preserve located near Louisville, KY. The
writer receives a $200 honorarium, and resides, for 1 -
2 weeks, in a furnished house, on the grounds, offering all of
the modern domestic necessities. The period of the residency is dependent, in
part, on the institution's overall schedule of visiting artists and
writers. In turn, the writer has an immense amount of say
as to when they occupy the residency, having the ability to delay beginning the
residency for up to a year of being awarded the residency. Also, residents are welcome
to bring their partners.
The application fee is $22.00.
All of the below should be included in
a Single WORD or PDF document submitted
Please include a unique name for your submission (i.e. something
other than "Blackacre Residency," or "Baltic Application,"
* 10 pages of poetry.
* A CV, including a publication
list, and your full contact information.
* Contact Information for two references.
resident’s living space is a newly renovated apartment on the second floor of
an antebellum farmhouse. The brick
Presley-Tyler house was built in 1844 and donated to the Commonwealth of Kentucky
in 1981 by its previous owners Judge Macauley and Emilie Strong Smith. The
historical house and several other antebellum structures are located in the
midst of a verdant 300-acre pastoral environment. Blackacre offers multiple
thematic vistas where writers can hopefully engage the creative process in
relative seclusion. They may follow several trails into the woods or cross
fields of prairie grass in search of an idea. Or they may want to commune with
farm animals inside one of the few still standing Appalachian double-crib barns
in the United States (c. 1795). Accommodations include Wi-Fi, furnished large
living room, bedroom, kitchen, central air and heat. Washer and dryer flank a
wood–paneled study with plenty of light overlooking the stone patio. All
utilities except telephone are included.
to a car, for local travel, as needed, is provided. No one associated with
Blackacre or the Baltic is able to drive the resident. The only requirement of the
writer, other than residing on location for the period of the residency,
is that they take part in one to two readings arranged by the BWR during their
Applications may be made by anyone writing in
English (translations are admissible). Applications are read by an anonymous
committee of judges composed of one member of the English Department of Harvard
University, one poet of recognized standing, and one fiction writer of
recognized standing. We are more than open to genre writing (YA,
sci-fi, romance, thriller, crime, &c.).
Former students, as well as, friends and family of the staff of the Baltic
Writing Residency are ineligible to apply. Do not include any additional
material (cover letter, reference letters, books, etc.). You can email
email@example.com with any questions you might have.
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