Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence Program

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is accepting applications to the 2021-2022 Writer-in-Residence fellowship program. In celebration of the Associates’ 50th anniversary, TWO residencies will be offered this year — a Writer-in-Residence and Writer/Illustrator-in-Residence. Projects eligible for this program include fiction, non-fiction, a script, poetry, or graphic novels intended for children or young adults.

The Associates’ Writer-in-Residence fellowship provides an emerging author with the financial support and dedicated time needed to complete one literary work within a year. The winners receive:

–        $23,000 stipend;

–        Up to $2,000 of additional funding for coaching/editorial assistance;

–        Private office space in the BPL’s Central Library (half year); and

–        Finished manuscript will be added to the BPL’s Special Collections.

The program guidelines and application form are available online at Submissions are due by July 6, 2021.