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Announcing: A Call for a Writer-in-Residence

October 1, 2013 | by

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The Paris Review is partnering with the Standard, East Village to find a Writer-in-Residence. The idea is this: in January, a writer with a book under contract will get a room at the Standard, East Village, in downtown Manhattan, for three weeks’ uninterrupted work. Applications will be judged by the editors of The Paris Review and Standard Culture. Find application details here.

 

6 COMMENTS

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  1. Sebastian | October 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Great initiative! You should stream a live online feed from the room so that we can all make sure he/she is working hard ;)

  2. Felipe Adan Lerma | October 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    i was gonna suggest a similar offer for an author “not” under contract, but sebastian’s suggestion cracked me up! ;-)

  3. Lily Robert-Foley | October 3, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Indeed.
    A) It’s authors who don’t have contracts who need places to live not the other way around. Also, if you have extra money or space to throw around, shouldn’t it be for writers who aren’t already known and appreciated? Ridiculous.
    B) I don’t know about other writers but three weeks in a random place would merely upset my rhythm, not help me write. What writers need is TIME (i.e. money, stability) not SPACE. Maybe the editors of the Paris Review have not actually met any writers (or maybe they want to see a contract before they talk to you).
    This is a perfect example of a writer’s residency that is clearly designed to benefit the people hosting the residency and not the writer.

  4. B. Alexandra Szerlip | October 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Should you ever offer an opportunity to an multi-award-winning writer whose book proposal has been rejected by 62 publishers BUT has been praised to the skies by in-house editors (those pesky marketing people are the problem), give a shout!

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