Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hub City Writers Project Offers Residency in South Carolina

About the Residency
Hub City Writers Project offers three residencies per year in a furnished, two-bedroom cottage in Spartanburg, South Carolina (yes, home of the Converse low-res MFA program!). Applications for summer and fall residencies are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.

The 10-week summer residency is June 8–August 15, 2015.
The 15-week fall residency is September 7–December 18, 2015.

Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend ($150/week); they are responsible for their own transportation and meals. In addition to uninterrupted writing time, the residencies offer opportunities for service at Hub City Press and Bookshop, for presentation of workshops or readings, and for literary projects of your own in Spartanburg.

The program is open to emerging writers in the United States who have completed a degree in creative writing within the past five years or are currently pursuing a graduate degree in writing.

How to Apply
Please submit: a writing sample of 10 poems, one novel chapter, a short story, or an essay of up to 20 pages; a one-page project description that includes what you want to accomplish with your own writing and your ideas for community literary service in Spartanburg; a résumé; and the names and contact information for two references.

The application fee for summer or fall is $30. The application for both is $40. Applications are processed through Submittable and are open until April 15.
Additional information and the link to submit can be found here:


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