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Fee-Free Writing Residencies

The stars must have aligned. Someone in one of my online groups asked if anyone knew of a list of residencies that both 1) charge no application fees and 2) charge no fees for participation. And I had a free chunk of time once I finished a bunch of deadlines. And I thought that I’d go through my records and maybe come up with just such a list.

If you have comments/corrections/additions to share, please let me know.

Many thanks,

Last updated: January 2019

  • (The) A-Frame Residency
  • Andrews Forest Writing Residency
  • Art Omi Writers Residencies
  • Berlin Prize Fellowships
  • Berton House Writers’ Retreat (for Canadian writers)
  • Camargo Foundation Core Program
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais Residencies (for writers who are Irish citizens “or normally resident in Ireland”)
  • Château de Lavigny International Writers’ Residence
  • Collaborative Retreat at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek
  • Craigardan Writer’s Residency (scroll down for info on the funded fellowships)
  • (Gaia) Fenna Memorial Fellowship (Minnesota residents only)
  • Fondation Jan Michalski Residencies for Writers
  • Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Writer-in-Residence program (link is for 2019 info)
  • Kentucky Foundation for Women/Hopscotch House Residencies (for Kentucky residents)
  • Lanesboro Artist Residency Program (for residents of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City)
  • Logan Nonfiction Fellowship
  • (The) Mastheads Writers’ Residencies
  • New Harmony Project Parent Residency Program
  • New York Mills Arts Retreat
  • Ox-Bow Residencies
  • Residency 108
  • (Constance) Saltonstall Foundation Residencies (New York State residents only)
  • SPACE Residency Program
  • (Marguerite and Lamar) Smith Fellowship for Writers 
  • (Lillian E.) Smith Writer-in-Service Award
  • (Wallace) Stegner House Residency (the “grant” program provides one free residency for a Canadian author)
  • (Robert Louis) Stevenson Fellowship (for writers living in Scotland)
  • Sunny Point Artist-in-Residence Program
  • Villa Sträuli Studios/Sulzberg Foundation
  • Wellstone Center in the Redwoods (click “Fellowships” for sponsored residencies; the “Residencies” tab will lead you to residencies that don’t charge application fees, but do charge for the residencies.)
  • Wolff Cottage Writer-in-Residence Program (Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts)
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