Today is the opening of the call for submissions for the very first official Storyknife Writers Residency which will take place during the month of September. On ten acres of view property just outside Homer, Alaska, Storyknife will be one of the very few residencies for women writers in the English-speaking world. Eventually, the facility will include six private cabins, a main house, and a garden. Currently, one fully-equipped writers’ cabin has been built with a stunning view overlooking Cook Inlet, Mount Iliamma, Mount Douglas, and Mount Augustine.
Starting today, women writers over 21 years of age can apply for a September residency in the Storyknife cabin. This residency will can be 2-4 weeks, and for each week she is in residency, the inaugural Fellow will receive a $250 stipend to cover food and transportation costs. The inaugural fellow will need a vehicle and will be responsible for cooking most of her own meals. The residency is about eight miles from the town of Homer, Alaska.
Applications will be accepted until May 15 at Submittable. There is a $25 application fee. Jurying will be done by a committee of writers and is a blind process to ensure fairness.
Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions about the residency or the submission process. I am so very very excited that we are on our way.
If you are not interested in applying for the residency, but are interested in supporting the building of the entire Storyknife Writers Residency and want to know more about what that looks like, read more about it here and donate using that big yellow button on the right side of the page.
We’re pretty excited about this. Hope you are as well!