Dream Writing Residency: All Expenses Paid in Palm Springs

Dream Writing Residency: All Expenses Paid in Palm Springs

How does working on your next writing project from a resort in Palm Springs, CA, sound? What if room, board and travel costs were all covered?

We just told you about 20 writing residencies you should consider for next year. But if you don’t want to wait that long, here’s one more for your list you won’t want to miss: the .

Five lucky writers will spend 10 days focused on a project of their choosing, from November 30 to December 9, 2014. The residency is open to writers of all kinds of work, from fiction to poetry to journalism.

Why is this opportunity so appealing? It “seems like the perfect amount of time to really get focused on finishing a long-term project,” said freelance journalist and novelist , who plans to apply. It’s also a great fit for her life as mother of a toddler; most residencies are two weeks or more, longer than she likes to be away from her family.

The sunny location also doesn’t hurt: “What New Yorker wouldn’t want to spend 10 days in Palm Springs in late fall?”

How to apply for the residency

Interested? You’ll need to a link to your writing portfolio and an outline of your proposed residency project by September 26, 2014. A panel of judges, including Doree Shafrir, Max Linsky, Roxane Gay and Susan Orlean, will select a winner in early October.

, a free newsletter service run by the same team as , is a simpler version without all the tracking and business tools. You don’t have to be a member to apply, though they ask that winners use the tool to send an update or two during the residency.

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