To apply, submit your application below. The application fee is $25, which goes to cover the airfare and stipends of the residency recipients, and the deadline for submissions is June 1st. The top six applicants will receive notice of their acceptance by Wednesday, June 7. We’ll purchase your tickets immediately so you have plenty of time to prepare. When you fly into New Orleans on July 10, we’ll be there to pick you up at the airport.
Once you arrive, we’ll get you situated and invite you to a welcome dinner. You’ll be getting an envelope with your $200 stipend in cash, and receiving one every Sunday thereafter for the duration of your stay.
Check out the FAQ for more information regarding the accommodations and general experience.
Writing Sample Guidelines
Please submit a piece of writing up to 4,000 words in length, double-spaced in standard manuscript format. Shorter than 4,000 words is fine.
Please submit no more than 5 poems, totaling 4,000 words or less between them.
Plays and Screenplays:
Please submit a script or excerpt in standard screenplay format of no more than twenty pages.
- Use standard fonts (12 pt Times New Roman or Courier) and margins.
- Paginate and include your name in the headers.
- Please save your document as .pdf or .doc.
- Your application is not considered complete until you upload the manuscript.
After submitting your application, you will be taken to a payment page where you will be able to submit your $25 application fee. Your application is not complete until your fee has been received. If you already have submitted an application but have not paid, you can go to the payment page now.