MidWk Update: AWP Writing Contest

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Hello! We haven’t forgotten you guys so let’s proceed. I have found a few writing contests to show you from AWP or Association of Writers & Writing Programs. These are for January 2024.

Credit source: AWP

30th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey, United States


EMAIL: info@murphywriting.com
WEBSITE: http://stockton.edu/wintergetaway


Seaview Hotel
New Jersey, United States

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts

Ithaca, New York, United States


EMAIL: residency@saltonstall.org
WEBSITE: http://www.saltonstall.org


435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road
New York, United States

Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.

Winter Writers Residency 2024

Banff, Alberta, Canada


JAN 15  FEB 2, 2024


*Financial Aid of 100% of tuition and 50% of food and accommodation is available for this program.


A self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their practice.


The Winter Writers Residency is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, and a small private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers with the opportunity to attend inspiring talks, performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

What does the program offer?

The three-week Winter Writers Residency will provide writers space for the creative exploration of their writing practice. This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you.

The program provides optional teaching from faculty members and professional guests, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one consultations with mentors. Public readings, and group sessions led by guest mentors will explore techniques, aspects, and devices that writers may find useful in their practice.

The first two weeks focus on mentorship and consultations with faculty, the third week allows self-directed time for further work on manuscripts and peer community.

The Winter Writers Residency allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional.

Who should apply?

We welcome writers of all ages, backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions. Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre.

Winter Writers Residency 2024 only accepts projects that are being written in English.

This program is not open to applicants who have taken part in a Banff Centre residency in the last year, nor to current faculty members of any other Banff Centre programming.


Featured Writers Include:

Casey Plett

Waubgeshig Rice

Kwame Fraser


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature


107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
PO Box 1020
Alberta, Canada
T1L 1H5

To know more about AWP, go to www.awpwriter.org.

Featured image: Pexel

About L. Richelle Murry

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