$20.00 USD

DEADLINE: March 1, 2016 for a April/May residency period

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 through Submittable.

Please include a unique name for your submission (i.e. something other than "Bernheim Residency," or "Baltic Application," etc.). 
      * 20 pages of fiction, CNF, (double-spaced) or playwriting (excerpts are acceptable) .      
      * A CV, including a publication list, and your full contact information.
      * Contact Information for two references.

The 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.

 

Access 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 stay.

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 balticresidency@gmail.com with any questions you might have. 

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