Storyknife Writer’s Retreat 2020/ How to Apply (Prize: residency + more)
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Storyknife Writer’s Retreat 2020/ How to Apply (Prize: residency + more)

“Women’s stories are vital and important.”

But there are very few opportunities for women writers. One of the few is the Storyknife Writer’s Retreat, a residency of two or four weeks at Storyknife in Homer, Alaska. During the period of the residency, the resident’s food and lodging is covered; plus, there is the time and space for the resident to explore their craft without distraction.

The residency is for any woman-identified writer—whether of plays, novels, poems, essays, or memoirs—so, if you are, and you’ve been waiting for this opportunity, read the guidelines below and submit.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

  • Anyone who identifies as woman.
  • Anyone who is 21 years of age or more.
  • They only accept applications by individual writers, not a group or team.

How to Apply:

  • Submit a work sample of not more than 10 pages (either fiction, poetry, or nonfiction).
  • The sample might have been previously published or may be unpublished.
  • The sample should reflect works completed within the last two years.
  • If the sample is prose, it should be double-spaced, 12pt. Poetry should be single-spaced, 12pt.
  • Also, include a document of not more than 300 words containing information about how you have sought to educate yourself as a writer; your experience with publishing your work; and the project you hope to pursue during the residency.
  • There should be no identifying information on the work samples and the document containing the information about you.
  • The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2019.
  • Submit here.


  • A two- or four-week residency in Homer, Alaska.

Good luck.

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