The Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency was established in 2007 with a simple mission: to give writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and plays a place in which to create or complete new works.
Residencies are held each October and last from two weeks to one month. Each resident is given a private room with a bath in an historic inn in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Eight writers at a time are invited to form an intimate community of peers. The colorful gardens, covered porch and ample common rooms provide several venues in which to work, gather, contemplate or simply to relax.
To apply please fill out the online application form and submit, via email, a short statement of purpose specifying the project you plan to work on, a brief bio including publication history, the dates you’d like to stay and other residencies you have attended, if any, along with up to 20 pages of prose or non-fiction, one act from a play, or six poems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to attach manuscript in Word.doc format. If you can’t email, you send manuscripts to Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency PO Box 1041 West Tisbury, MA 02575. Applications and manuscripts are reviewed each spring from March 1st to May 31st.
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