The online period for 2017 residencies is now open.
Please view the Required Submission Files field and follow the instructions there in order to complete your application.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Each applicant is required to provide 4 (four) separate items in total:
1. A cover letter, which provides the following details: country of birth, country of residency, the language in which you write, your preferred residency dates. Additionally, please let us know how you heard about Writers Omi at Ledig House, why you want to come to Writers Omi and what you expect to get from the experience.
*Important Note*: If you are eligible for one of our sponsored residencies, such as the Amazon.com Translation Fellowships or the residency set aside for a Whiting Award winner please indicate so in your cover letter. For a full list of sponsored residencies, please see the "Sponsorships & Endowments" tab on our webpage.
2. A brief (2 pages, maximum) statement about your work history, referencing publications, performances and writing credits. This can be submitted in CV format.
3. A writing sample, no more than 50 pages. (Please be sure to indicate if the writing is published or unpublished; if it is published please provide details.)
4. A one page description of the work to be undertaken while at Writers Omi.
Your writing sample does NOT have to be an English translation; please submit your writing sample in your mother tongue. All other documentation must be submitted in English.
Your cover letter should be provided in the designated Cover Letter field. Items 2-4 should each be provided as separately uploaded files.
In addition to these requirements, every applicant must arrange to have a letter of recommendation submitted separately. The letter can be provided by a fellow writer, teacher, editor, literary agent, or any informed individual who can speak to your character and work.
Please use the Reference Letter field in your online application to send a request for a letter to the individual who will provide your recommendation. Once that individual receives this prompt he or she will be able to upload a letter separately to your application file.
To be considered for a 2017 residency, your application (including separate letter of recommendation) must be received electronically by the end of the day, October 20, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EDT). We look forward to receiving your application.