Friday, March 13, 2015

Writing Residency: Silver Creek Writers Residency

Silver Creek Writers Residency- Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho


Silver Creek Writers Residency is a new program offering emerging and early-career writers the opportunity for independent and inspired work while staying in beautiful Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho, the resting place of Ernest Hemingway and haunt of Hollywood legends. Summer term residents end their four-week stay with an invitation to the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. Our mission is to inspire writers while giving them time to complete their works of literary significance.

Applications are accepted February 15 through April 15, 2015 for the summer term and until May 15, 2015 for the fall term. Summer term acceptances will be awarded April 30, 2015 and fall term acceptances will be awarded June 15, 2015. Applicants must have no more than two books in print, but prior publication is not a requirement. Faculty/students/alumni welcome to apply.

We will offer four residency opportunities during two terms in 2015 as follows:

Silver Creek Fellowship for Nature and Wilderness writing (nonfiction): June 19th – July 20th, 2015
Silver Creek Fellowship for Idaho Writers (open-genre, prose): June 19th – July 20th, 2015

Silver Creek Fellowship for Fiction Writing (nonfiction): Sept. 17th – Oct 16th, 2015
Silver Creek Fellowship for Idaho Writers (open-genre, prose): Sept. 17th – Oct 16th, 2015

There is no fee to attend this residency (after $35 application fee), but residents are responsible for their travel expenses and for their meals. Transportation from regional cities (e.g. Boise, Salt Lake) to Ketchum/SV may be arranged for a fee. Each fellow will live independently in a house, host home, or residence hall in the Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho area and have private use of the Silver Creek Writers’ Studio in Ketchum. Lodging spaces have kitchens or kitchenettes.

The summer term fellows will end their stay with a pass to the renowned Sun Valley Writers Conference. Fellows will be asked to offer a lecture, reading, or workshop in the community depending upon preference or interest.

Themes: The summer nature and wilderness fellowship is for a writer working on a book-length (or long form/collection) project that has the potential to impact the public discourse in either of these subject areas. Submissions are evaluated first for their literary or story-telling aspects, and second for their ability to illuminate the value of any aspect of the natural world or man’s interaction with it. We prefer evocative narrative over purely scientific explication.

The fall fiction writers fellowship is for a general fiction writer working on a book-length (or long-form/story collection) project. (Fall program change: the fall culinary fellowship has been changed to a general fiction fellowship for 2015).

Both summer and fall fellowships for Idaho writers are for Idaho residents (or students) working in any prose genre in any subject.

For submission and further details visit our website. Or email us at:

silvercreekwrATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Bill Fowler, Founder - Executive Director
Silver Creek Writers Residency, Inc.
PO Box 6609
Ketchum, ID 83340
ph (208)-726-2017
fx (208) 246-3131

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