Write A House 2015 Applications Are Open!

Homesteading Detroit:

Applications Open for the Writing Residency of a Lifetime

Write A House is excited to announce that our 2015 round of applications is now open. They are a nonprofit that purchases vacant homes in Detroit, renovates them with the help of vocational training programs, and awards them to talented writers -- for keeps, forever, and with no strings attached. In 2014, they awarded our first home to Brooklyn-based poet-historian Casey Rocheteau. She is detailing her experience here, and her great advice on applying can be found here

Here is a photo of the home they will be giving away his year. It is a two-bedroom bungalow that is in the same Banglatown neighborhood where Casey lives. It has a bay window, front porch, and full backyard. See more (pre-renovation!) photos of the house here.

Details about our new application round here. A few things to note: 

·       Applications are open until June 5.
·       Apply by noon on Monday, May 11 to take advantage of the early-bird application fee.
·       Eligibility is expanded this year to include not just US citizens, but also US permanent residents (green card holders).
·       Applications are accepted in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Playwright and screenwriters apply under fiction. Journalists apply under nonfiction.

2015 Judges: 

·       PoetryBilly CollinsMajor JacksonMichael Stone-Richards
·       FictionToby BarlowMatt BellTamara WarrenSean McDonald
·       Nonfictiondream hamptonNancy KafferJohn Freeman 


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