Posted by: anitanolan | November 29, 2010

Thurber House Residency in Children’s Literature

The Turber House offers a children’s writer in residence program for emerging children’s book writers. You must have one children’s book published by a major house.

From the Thurber House website:

Thurber House invites authors to apply for the 2011 Residency in Children’s Literature!

We are now accepting applications.

The Thurber House Residency in Children’s Literature offers talented, emerging writers a month-long retreat in a lovely, quiet living and working environment in James Thurber’s home in Columbus, Ohio. Besides having time to focus on his/her own writing project, the resident will teach writing-based activities to middlegrade children in a variety of community settings, including the Thurber Summer Writing Camp.

Requirements:

  • Must have at least one children’s book published by a major publishing house, but no more than five, (we are looking for emerging writers) and one new children’s book in contract. Books should be appropriate for students in 4th- 6th grade.
  • Must have experience teaching creative writing to young students.
  • Must be available to spend 4 weeks at Thurber House in Columbus, OH during the summer of 2011.  Dates for the visit are negotiable but should fall between June and August.
  • Must have a project to work on while at Thurber House.  Researching a new book, revising a work in progress, editing, etc.

How to Apply:

Please download the Children’s Writer in Resident Application and the Residency Fact Sheet. Read over the information and if you meet the requirements and this program is of interest to you please fill out the application and send it along with a letter of interest, your curriculum vitae, and a copy of your most recent book to:
Children’s Writer-in-Residence Program
Thurber House
77 Jefferson Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215.

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