We offer a shorter one-week residency designed to accommodate poets and writers who are parents of children under 18 at the time of residency (September 15, 2018). These residencies cost $250, and we offer one June Dodge Fellowship for parents which includes travel between Mineral and Portland, Seattle, or points between Portland and Seattle along I-5.
Selection: Your work will be evaluated by a panel of established poetry and prose writers. Your work is presented anonymously to the readers and they will make choices based on the merit of your artist statement and work sample and boldness of your voice. Please do NOT include your name on your artist statement or work sample or the title of the documents for those samples (eg, if your name is Jane Doe, don't titled your document "JaneDoe.doc").
What you will need to prepare before beginning the application process:Short bio:
In one paragraph, how would you describe your education, publication or public readings experience, and any paid or service work that helps further your artistic vision?Artist Statement:
In a one-page (maximum) statement, please discuss how a residency would help you advance your creative work. Also share a short statement about your writing process and/or what life experiences and literary influences have shaped your art and its themes and how you have grown or are growing as a writer. Be yourself. The jurors want to get a sense of you as an artist and your creative process. This will help in making final decisions. For the artist statement you do not include information regarding awards, published work, or identifying or biographical information. This assures that admissions are blind.Work Sample:
Create a work sample of up to 10,000 words (prose) or 20 pages (poetry) in 12-point font, in a Word Doc, Docx, or PDF format. Work samples can be work-in-progress or already published work -- whatever you feel will make the strongest application. You are welcome to include an introductory note (a paragraph or two) explaining the sample (i.e. -- this is a prologue, this is a memoir excerpt, etc.). Do not include biographical or identifying information in your work sample. Make sure your name is not on any of the work sample pages or the title of your file.Residency Dates
September 15 (Saturday) - September 23, 2018 (Sunday)
Please don't hit the "submit" button on your application until all elements are attached!