Wiseblood Books is thrilled to now offer an annual Fiction Writing Residency. The Residency is designed to help writers of significant promise bring their manuscripts to completion. While acceptance into the Residency does not guarantee publication, publication is a real possibility. Prior to the Residency, we will send the recipient a small library of books on the art of fiction as well as paradigmatic novels or short story collections that can serve as helpful models for the writer’s own work. During the Residency writers will receive a stipend, intensive (daily) and extensive editorial and craft advice from Wiseblood founder and editor Joshua Hren.
When is the residency offered? A two week period during the Summer of 2021. We will contact the recipient to determine the weeks that would work best.
Where will the writer-in-residence room? Wiseblood Books will cover the cost of room and board on the campus of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.
Who should apply? We are looking for writers who have completed the first draft of a novel or short story collection.
What sort of fiction are we seeking to foster? Novels and short story collections that find redemption in uncanny places and people; wrestle us from the tyranny of noise and rescue us from the republic of boredom; articulate faith and doubt in their incarnate complexity; and render well this world's countless sublimities and sufferings without forfeiting hope—all of this with an unflinching gaze, wide-eyed.
How should I apply? Click HERE for the submission guidelines, form, and how to pay the $10 application fee (the application fee helps us offset the cost of the residency).
We will accept applications from September 1, 2020 through November 1, 2020, and will announce next year’s recipient in December of 2020.