Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The D’Arcy Writers’ Residencies on Waiheke, 2016.

The D’Arcy Writers’ Residencies executive committee is soliciting applications from writers for two three-month residencies on Waiheke Island, in the Hauraki Gulf, during 2016, to write essays of 10,000 to 12,000 words on New Zealand life and culture.

Applications for the 2016 residencies will close on August 28, 2015. They must include a reasonably well developed synopsis of the proposed essay, plus a full biographical note, including references to, and some examples of, previously published work. 
            Copies of each application will be sent to executive committee members for appraisal and a decision on the 2016 residencies will be announced on Monday, October 5.
 Two residential fellowships are awarded each year for three calendar months. When the two successful writers are selected they will negotiate, through the executive committee, for a suitable three-month period in 2016.
            The successful applicants will be based, during the tenure, in the residence in at Bell Terrace, Waiheke. A stipend of $3000 will be paid in three instalments of $1000 at the beginning of each month from the first month of tenure, and a transport allowance of $500 will be provided.
            The house will be occupied under the terms of reference outlined by the managing committee and signed by the resident writers.
            The writer will, of course, retain copyright and moral rights for the work but the Committee will hold the publishing right.

            Applications sent electronically to are preferred. The postal address is: D’Arcy Writers’ Residencies, P O Box 2320, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.

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