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Get Thee to a Writing Residency

Residency programs offer dedicated time and space to help you level up your writing. Here’s how to apply.


Prioritize programs that meet your needs.

Make sure the program is equipped to evaluate your work. 

Follow **aaalllll** the instructions. 

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Keep your contact info up-to-date. 

Your writing sample really is the most important part of your application.

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If—and only if—your writing sample is reviewed favorably, the rest of your application comes into play.

When it comes to your availability, consider the “off season.” 

Don’t let letters of recommendation intimidate you. 

Be specific in your personal statements and project descriptions. 

Use your CV to highlight your creative accomplishments, but don’t fret if you don’t have many yet.