Baltic Writing Residency: $1,000 and a mo. stay in Latvia. Apps Due Dec. 15th

Re-posting for the Louisville writer who handles applications:
“Baltic Writing Residency (Poets & Writers listing) is currently accepting applications for the 2013 month-long residency in Riga Latvia. The deadline is December 15th, 2012. Applications can be sent via submishmash ( The BWR provides $1,000, and a month stay at the Hotel Bergs in Riga, Latvia each summer, for one poet, playwright, or writer of fiction working in English. Though, neither the writer nor their project need be connected with Latvia.

And in January the BWR will begin taking applications for its week-long residency in Brora, Scotland.

Both emerging and established writers are encouraged to apply. Recent finalists and winners range from those who have yet to conceive of their first manuscripts, to writers who have held Guggenheim Fellowships and Whiting Writers’ Awards, as well as finalists for the National Book Award and numbered in the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40”. Previous winners include Salvatore Scibona, Catherine Wagner, Joshua Cohen, Viccy Adams, Emma Jones, Amity Gaige, and Kyle McCord.

Spouses and partners are welcome to accompany the winning writer on the residency. Details about the residency, about Riga, and about the application process can be found on the website:

Please feel free to pass this information on to friends and students.”

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