Free Writers Residencies
Andrews Forest Writers’ Residencey • Deadline May 15
The H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest offers one- to two-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in October, November, and December in the Oregon Cascades, 40 miles east of Eugene. The residency is open to writers whose work “reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing.” Residents are provided with a private apartment that includes kitchen facilities, access to the forest research site, and a $250 stipend. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 15 pages of prose, a one-page project description, and a curriculum vitae by May 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Collaborative Retreat at The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek • Deadline May 15
The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek offers two-week residencies to pairs of poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers from August 13 to August 26 and from August 28 to September 10 in the Oregon Coast Range. The residency is open to writers who wish to pursue a collaborative project, and whose work takes inspiration from the natural world. Each resident is provided with lodging in a two-bedroom cabin and a $250 stipend. Using the online submission system, submit 8 to 10 pages of poetry or 10 to 15 pages of prose and a one-page project description by May 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Caldera Residency • Deadline June 17
Caldera offers monthlong residencies from January to March to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Caldera Arts Center, located on 120 acres in the Central Cascades, 17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. Caldera provides writers with a private cottage with a sleeping loft and kitchenette, and one community meal per week. There is no residency fee, but writers are responsible for their own transportation and most meals. Participation in a public outreach activity, such as giving a reading or facilitating a workshop, is encouraged of each resident. Using the online submission system, submit 10 poems or a novel chapter, a short story, or an essay of up to 20 pages, a project description, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation with a $35 application fee by June 17. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
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