Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On the Road

I guess I’ve got itchy feet since lately I seem to be attracted to announcements of residencies:

Kerouac Project of Orlando

The writers will live rent- and utility-free in Kerouac’s historic Florida home. In addition, he/she will be awarded a gift card for Publix Supermarkets.

We are now accepting applications for the September-November 2008, December-February 2008, March-May 2009, and June-August 2009 residencies. The application period will be from January 2008 through April 2008. We will read the applications in May and announce the winners in June.

To apply, please submit TWO COPIES of the following:

--A typed, double-spaced resume.

--A one page statement of intent.

--A 10 page manuscript (any genre is acceptable). Our preference is for a manuscript already in progress. We are NOT looking for Kerouac imitators.

--Indicate the time slot for which you are applying.

--Please include a (SASE) self addressed stamped envelope for notification purposes.

Due to size limitations, the successful candidates and one spouse/partner maximum can be accommodated. There is no set criteria for age, race or sex.

In addition, the writer will undertake a limited amount of interaction with the community. There is the possibility of a paid co-teaching opportunity with Valencia Community College during the residency. Upon completion of the three-month period, the writer will give a reading at the Kerouac House. Some of the writer’s material may also be used in future publications or e-zines of Kerouac House writings.

or more information on Kerouac’s time in this home, may we suggest you consult Jack Kerouac Selected Letters, 1957-1969.

Send submissions to:
Kerouac Writers Selection Committee
PO Box 547477
Orlando, Florida 32854

Entries are non-returnable. Please watch http://kerouacproject.org for an announcment of the winners in June 2008. For more information, please go here.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.