June 2017

Writer-in-Residence Program · Submission Process

The Library Foundation invites submission of applications from local writers to become the selected Writer-in-Residence for 2018. This program will provide the opportunity for a local writer to showcase their work and promote writing and literacy in the community.

Dates of Residency: January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018

Benefits of residency:

  • $10,000 stipend
  • Promotion and exposure as the selected Library Foundation Writer-in-Residence

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Active full or part-time writer
  • Must reside in Southwest Ohio
  • Must conduct a writer’s workshop, speak at community events, and participate in Library promotions during residency, at mutually agreed upon dates

The Writer-in-Residence must complete a written work during their tenure, that can be shared with the public at the end of the residency.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A cover letter outlining interest in the residency
  • Completed application form and requested materials
  • A sample of recent work completed in the last 5 years--limited to 2 pages

Application timeline:

Applications may be submitted until August 4, 2017. Applications postmarked after this date or missing eligibility requirements will not be considered. The selection committee will meet and several finalists will be invited to interviews. The candidate selected will be announced in the fall.

Application packet must be mailed to:

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Foundation
Writer-In-Residence Program
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Past Writers-in-Residence: