Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency / Residencies

July 15, 2020

Organization Name: Adirondack Center for Writing

Organization Location: Saranac Lake, NY

Type: Residencies

Fee: $30


The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a two-week residency annually in October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

Six writers are selected to take part in this intimate community of writers, half of the spaces are reserved for regional authors, and the other spaces are open to writers from all over the world. Quality of written submissions will be our primary consideration when accepting applications. We’re more interested in your writing than your MFA or publications. Send us good writing!

At the Lodge
Meals are served family-style in the Lodge, which is luxurious with lots of common spaces for evening group discussions as well as private spaces for quiet writing and reflection during the day. Residents are offered single rooms with private baths. There are no desks in individual rooms, but plenty of private and collaborative work space throughout the residence. Residents are encouraged to take full use of the hiking and paddling of the local area.

This residency exists to provide space, time and an inspiring landscape for regional and outside writers to work on their writing projects. With no cell phone coverage, this residency is a chance to unplug and connect with other writers, and to tap into the creative self.

Prepping Your Application for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency

  • Prepare to send up to 10 pages of manuscript, or a .pdf. The text should be in your choice of easily readable 12pt font with 1.5 line spacing.
  • Remove your name from ALL materials (except cover letter and references, if included). In order to remain unbiased, we will be forced to disregard any submissions that include your name.
  • Do you live at least part time in the region of the Adirondack Park? If so, please submit under the Adirondack Region category. If not, please use the Out of Town category instead.

The residency will be open to 6 writers every year, with three spaces for writers from the region, and three from elsewhere. We accept writers in any genre.

Application Deadline and Notification
Applications will be accepted through our online submission form between July 1-15, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by August 15, 2020.

We don’t request references, but allow submission of up to two.

Opportunity Website