Writers in Residence

Our Writer-in-Residence Program aims to support emerging and accomplished writers in the production of compelling literary work by providing short-term housing in Key West. Four to six residency periods of one to four weeks each are available every year from April 15 through September 30.

Potential writers-in-residence should submit a concise narrative proposal (1,000 words or less) to include: resumé of past accomplishments; statement of current projects; proposed focus for residency; references; and contact information. One letter of recommendation is also required. Please mail your proposal to us the old-fashioned way, using the address below, and include sample publications or works-in-progress that may strengthen your proposal (if material is unpublished, please limit to 10 pages). Be sure to keep an electronic copy of your proposal; we may request an additional copy by email.

Housing is provided in a private, fully furnished, upstairs apartment, part of our small compound on Love Lane in old town Key West, next-door to the library and within walking distance of all the basic requirements: food, drink, movies, and ocean. We are able to host one writer at a time. No funding is available for travel or living expenses. More information is available upon request.

Mail proposals to: W-I-R c/o Arlo Haskell, Key West Literary Seminar, 718 Love Lane, Key West, Florida, 33040. Please mark package “do not forward.”

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