2012 Jack Straw Writers Program

Artist Residency Application & Guidelines

DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked or delivered by
5:00 pm, Monday, October 31, 2011

Click on the button above for an application as a PDF or Word form.


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WRITERS PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Established and emerging artists working in any discipline or genre may apply to any one of the residency programs offered. Artists living outside of the Puget Sound region may apply, but should be aware that expenses for travel, lodging, etc. are not included in the award. Literary groups applying to the Writers Program are limited to three persons.

Current Jack Straw staff, interns, board members, panelists, or their immediate family members may not apply. Artists participating in 2011 programs may not apply again for the same program in 2012, however, they may apply for a program in which they did not participate in the previous calendar year.

You may apply to more than one artist program, but must submit a complete and separate set of applications for each program. Note: The Writers Program has a separate form and set of guidelines from the Artist Support and New Media Gallery Programs.

WRITERS PROGRAM SELECTION PROCESS

Applications are evaluated and awarded by an invited curator. The curator changes each year. This year's curator is Shawn Wong. All applicants will be notified of the results in writing. Please allow at least twelve weeks after deadline dates for the review and notification process to be completed.

WRITERS PROGRAM SELECTION CRITERIA

The Writers Program receives more than a hundred applicants, from which 12 writers are selected. The curator will base his or her selections upon the excellence of the work represented in the support materials provided by the applicant, and his or her subjective response to the applicant’s work sample in comparison to the other submissions received.


Questions?  See our FAQ!

2012 WRITERS PROGRAM APPLICATION MATERIALS CHECKLIST

We require 2 sets of all written materials. Each set must be 3-hole-punched, collated and paper-clipped on standard 8.5” X 11” white paper. No staples, folders, or other binding. All materials must be typed (10 point minimum), with the exception of the Application Form, which may be handwritten. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be reviewed. Do not send any additional items not specified, such as press kits, reviews, promotional photos, headshots, etc.

Each complete, collated application packet must include all of the following items, in this order:

WORK SAMPLE GUIDELINES

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT REQUIREMENTS: You may submit work samples in one or several genres totaling 10 pages maximum. Submissions must be printed on 8.5 X 11 white paper, 3-hole punched in left margin (no staples or folders). Manuscripts must be double-spaced (except for poetry), single-sided, and typed in 10-point or larger font size, with the applicant’s name and page number on each page.

Note: Books, magazines, and journals (or photocopies made from them) will NOT be accepted.







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From top: 2010 Jack Straw Writers Martha Clarkson, Brian James Barr, Amber Flame, and Denise Calvetti Michaels