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This week’s batch includes three residencies, including the well known MacDowell Colony, the oldest artists’ colony in the U.S. Deadlines range from Sept 4-15.

The Hambidge Residency is currently accepting applications for the mid-February through April residency period. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the residency allows artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Residencies last from two weeks to two months depending on availability and the residency fee is $200 per week. All new applicants will be considered for the NEA Fellowship which provides a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for two week residencies. Other scholarships are also available. Applicants should submit a 300 word bio, a resume, and a writing sample of up to 30 pages of prose or 5-8 poems. Application fee: $30.Deadline: September 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program is a retreat that hosts women for residencies of two to six weeks. Residency season runs from February to October. The program is open to all women writers regardless of professional experience, nationality, place of residence, etc. To apply, you must submit an online application with a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, that you feel best represents you as a writer. Application fee: $30. Deadline: September 4, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting applications for its Winter/Spring 2014 Residency (Feb 1-May 31, 2015). The Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. Emerging and established artists are invited to apply. Application fee: $30. Deadline: September 15, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

The Tennessee Williams Annual Poetry Contest is currently open for submissions. The contest is only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Authors who have self-published or have published chapbooks are eligible provided that their poetry collection does not have an ISBN number. Authors who have published in other genres are eligible. To enter, submit 2-4 original, unpublished poems, written in English, with a combined length of up to 400 lines. The winner will receive $1,000, a VIP All Access Pass to the New Orleans Literary Festival, publication in Bayou Magazine, and a reading at the next festival. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: September 5, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

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