Residency Program in Literary Journalism 2017, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada

Publish Date: Jan 19, 2017

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Literary Journalism

Literary Arts

This month-long residency in one of the Leighton Artists' Colony studios enables writers to work on their manuscripts, receive individual consultations with faculty, and participate in round-table discussions. A preeminent space for long form journalism, this residency emphasizes the strengths thorough and articulate reporting, distinctive story-telling, literary devices, and—as always—captivating writing. 

What does the program offer?

This program encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. By placing participants in a setting designed to challenge and stimulate, this program aims to inspire creative pieces of writing, which might otherwise be difficult to complete. During this four-week residency, a series of outstanding guest writers and editors will be on-hand for a series of public talks and informal discussions. 

Successful applicants will receive 100% scholarship to cover the program fee, a $2000 commission award for work produced during the residency, and a travel allowance. 

Who should apply

This program is designed for writers seeking a professional development opportunity in a community of peers with the guidance of an experienced writer/editor as you prepare a long form (5,000-10,000+ words) piece. 

Participants should be experienced professionals, actively participating in the diversified fields of writing, including print or electronic media. This program is open to fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists, academics, with an emphasis on those who can write for a lay audience with logic, vigour, and charm – and have a portfolio to prove it. 



Applicants are usually accomplished journalists and writers who have been published in national or international magazines, newspapers, anthologies, or literary journals. However, writers with less experience have also been accepted to the program based on merit, the proposed project and writing skill.

The essays published in the Banff Centre Press anthologies may help applicants determine whether their level of writing and area of interest are appropriate.

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