Keep St. Pete Lit is proud to invite applications from fiction writers, poets, playwrights, essayists, and memoirists for the 2018 LitSpace St. Petersburg Writers’ Residency. We hope to build a legacy as a residency that provides support for adventurous writers and fresh voices. We encourage applications from writers whose work is challenging and daring, as well as from underrepresented backgrounds.
While a track record of publication will be a plus for applicants, we are eager to recognize and foster excellent writers with limited publication histories.
Our goal is to foster writers from around the country and the world, enrich St. Petersburg’s literary culture, and connect it to the broader literary world. Therefore, we invite applications from anywhere in the world.
The recipient of the residency fellowship will receive a stipend of $1400 to defray travel and living expenses for the period of the residency. Accommodations are also provided for two weeks at the Craftsman House on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.
The judging panel will consist of a diverse sampling of local writers and literary artists, Keep St. Pete Lit board members, and previous resident(s). Final decisions lie with the Board of Directors of Keep St. Pete Lit.
The residency is from April 8-22, 2018. Applications must be received in full by December 10, 2017. For more information on the residency, as well as detailed instructions on how to apply, visit keepstpetelit.org/litspace-writers-residency-application-guidelines.
“I cannot say enough good things about my Keep St. Pete Lit residency . . . I have never been more comfortable or treated better. I may even come back and stay on my own dime when I need time and space to think.” – Michael Patrick Welch, LitSpace Writing Resident 2016
“I thought this chunk of time would allow me to write new poems, as well as revising a manuscript-in-progress. While the residency did give me that time, the experience was richer than I had anticipated. Being there during the Sunlit Festival gave me the opportunity to experience a variety of events that fed my spirit and will probably show up in future work.” – Alison Stone, LitSpace Writing Resident 2017