Posts Tagged ‘fiction writers’

PEN Northwest – Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency for 2018

18 January 2016

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency for 2018

March 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $25
E-mail address:

A seven-month residency from April to October, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, is given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer to live and work at the Dutch Henry Homestead near the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon. The residency requires one hour of general homestead maintenance per day. A committee of PEN Northwest members will judge. The 2017 resident has already been chosen. For the 2018 residency, submit three copies of 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a résumé, and a letter of intent with a $25 entry fee by March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

PEN Northwest, Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, c/o John Daniel, 23030 West Sheffler Road, Elmira, OR 97437. John Daniel, Contact.

Mississippi Arts Commission

18 January 2016

Literary Artist Fellowships

Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in poetry and fiction. Applicants must be permanent residents of Mississippi at the time of application and through the duration of the grant. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Using the online submission system, submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry or fiction, a résumé, a brief biography, and a writer’s statement by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Mississippi Arts Commission, Literary Artist Fellowships, 501 North West Street, Woolfolk Building, Suite 1101A, Jackson, MS 39201. (601) 359-6035. Connie Souto Learman, Contact.


2 February 2014

No entry fee.

The Japan Creative Artist Residencies Program awards up to five three-month residencies,

each of which includes a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support.

Open to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects.

Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000.

Writers who have published a book or at least 20 poems in five or more journals,

or five stories or essays in two or more journals are eligible. 


25 October 2012

(Ventura, CA – September 19, 2012) The Ventura County Writers’ Weekend needs volunteers to help in a variety of positions for this year’s event, to be held Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4 at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center in Camarillo. The event is open to the public and will host two days of educational seminars.
The Pacific Institute for Professional Writing, producer of the event, is asking for the public’s support by volunteering. As a nonprofit organization, the community’s involvement welcomed and appreciated. The Ventura County Writers Club (VCWC), Ojai Writers Conference, Mystery Writers of America SoCal chapter, Independent Writers of Southern California and the Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) are co-sponsors.


Volunteer positions include: ticket takers, registration desk, poster and flier distribution, and more. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should sign up on the volunteer page of the website:


To learn more about the Writers’ Weekend, visit: or contact Kate Sexton, Event Coordinator, at, or by calling 805-633-1506.
The Pacific Institute for Professional Writing is a California 501 (c) (3) corporation. The mission and goals of Institute are:
To bridge the unpublished with the professional community of editors, agents and publishers

To publish exceptional works of fiction and nonfiction that benefit the community
To produce quality events for the writing community and book lovers.
To inspire a curiosity for written and performance related vision
To deliver professional level education on all types of writing
To encourage all new forms of written communication
To demonstrate effective written communication
To mentor the next generation of writers
To learn more about the Institute, visit: