Lynchburg College.
Thornton Writer Residency, Spring 2010.
A fourteen-week residency at Lynchburg College, including a stipend of $12,000, is awarded annually to a poet or creative nonfiction writer for the spring term.

The residency also includes housing, some meals, & roundtrip travel expenses.

The writer-in-residence will teach a weekly creative writing workshop, visit classes, & give a public reading.

Submit a copy of a previously published book of poetry or creative nonfiction, a c.v., a cover letter outlining evidence of successful teaching experience, & contact information for three references by March 16. There is no entry fee. These are the complete guidelines.

Lynchburg College, Thornton Writer Residency, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501. (434) 544-8690. Joanna Turner, Contact


Lyon College seeks a distinguished writer of fiction for its 4th biennial Visiting Fellowship in Creative Writing (fiction), a semester-long residency scheduled during the autumn 2009 semester.

While the fellowship is considered mainly an opportunity for the writer to spend time on his or her own work, he or she will also give a public reading & teach a beginning fiction-writing workshop (3 hours per week).

An honorarium of $5,000 plus campus housing & meals are provided, as well as a travel stipend of up to $350 for round-trip transportation to & from Batesville.

To qualify for the appointment, the ideal candidate should have
(1) an MFA or MA degree (not necessarily in creative writing),
(2) significant publication in prestigious literary journals or magazines,
(3) at least one book of fiction published (or in process of publication) by the time of the fellowship, &
(4) appropriate teaching experience.

Candidates without all of these credentials who believe they are nevertheless qualified should also apply. Send a letter of application stating specific interest in & qualifications for the position, a c.v., supporting materials (book(s) and/or photocopies of published fiction), a self-addressed- stamped envelope large enough for the return of supporting materials (if return is desired), a proposed syllabus & course calendar for the beginning fiction writing workshop, & two letters of recommendation to: Visiting Fellowship in Creative Writing, Lyon College, P. O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503. Application postmark deadline: April 1. The appointment will be announced on the college’s website,www. lyon.edu on or before June 1, 2009.

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