ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ENTRIES
Seresin Estate has highlighted its commitment to the arts and creative endeavour with the development of an annual writer's residency.Established with Otago University Press, the Seresin Landfall Residency will be available for six weeks each year in either Tuscany or Marlborough.
Michael's father, Harry Seresin, was an early subscriber and avid reader of Landfall from the 1950s. The Seresin Landfall Residency honours his memory and the founder of Landfall, Charles Brasch, who helped to establish New Zealand's first literary residency, the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. In his first Landfall editorial, Brasch commented that the magazine would be concerned “with questions of permanent interest, with ideas, with standards, with works of art which are often the creation of years, and may be the delight of generations.”
Wendy Harrex, Publisher at Otago University Press, says “we hope that this new partnership with Seresin Estate will give writers a quiet place where they are able to complete significant projects.” Michael Seresin says the Residency celebrates the link between the world of wine and creative endeavour. “Growing and making artisan wine is a creative process and I enjoy the association between the wine world and the endeavours of the creative world, be it written, visual, food or music”, says Michael.
The Residency is open to writers over twenty-one, working in any genre, who have been previously published. Submissions will consist of a covering letter from the writer outlining the project, which may be ongoing, along with a CV and up to twenty pages of sample work. The successful applicant can choose to spend the six-week Residency in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, or Tuscany, Italy. The deadline for all entries is 31 January 2009. Results will be announced in the May issue of Landfall.
This is a six-week residency (accommodation only) for a writer at either Seresin Estate Marlborough or Tuscany.
(a) The Residency will be open to authors over twenty-one, working in any genre, who have been previously published.
(b) Applications will be called for annually, with a deadline of 31 January. The Residency will be announced in the May issue of Landfall.
(c) Submissions will consist of a covering letter from the writer, outlining the project, which may be ongoing (e.g. a major work of non-fiction, completion of a novel or collection of poems or essays), along with a CV and up to twenty pages of sample work.
(c) The successful applicant should specify a preference for either Marlborough or Tuscany as the venue.
(d) Accommodation will be provided free of charge. The successful applicant must meet travel and living costs for the duration of the Residency.
(e) The Residency’s partners, Landfall/Otago University Press and Seresin Estate, must be formally acknowledged in any subsequent publications of work done during the Residency.
(f) The judging panel will consist of representatives of Otago University Press and Seresin Estate.
Applications should be posted to:
Seresin Landfall Residency,
Otago University Press,
PO Box 56,
For more information about applying please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
+64 3 479 5851