Fall 2022 Creative Writing Residency

Announcing the Fall 2022 Creative Writing Residency for Students at UNC-CH! 

In partnership with Arts Everywhere, the editorial team at Short Story UNC is excited to announce the Fall 2022 Residency for creative writers at UNC-CH! The Short Story UNC team curates content for the eight short story dispensers positioned around campus and in the community, which have cumulatively distributed over 30,000 short stories, poems, and essays written by UNC students, faculty, and alumni to a diverse local audience. Please see their call for student writers below!

About the Residency

Returning for a second year, the Short Story UNC residency will give up to three UNC students writing in any genre or combination of genres the opportunity to “occupy” one of the dispensers for a month during the upcoming fall semester, filling the machine exclusively with writing by residents. Selected writers will work with the SSUNC editorial team to curate a vibrant collection of their short stories, essays, poems, experiments, pensées, manifestos, provocations, journal entries, epigrams, aphorisms, quotes, gems, etc. At the end of the residency, Short Story UNC will host a reading party to celebrate our writers’ work. We want to provide a platform for the best student writers at UNC to be able to amplify their voices while experimenting with the affordances of a unique multimedia publishing format. 

This year, Short Story UNC is pleased to be able to offer an honorarium of $250 for each resident

Application details

The application deadline is May 31st. Fall residents will be announced in mid-June, giving the selected writers a chance to use the summer to create and compile materials for publication. We welcome applications from students of all demographic backgrounds and all stages of their education at UNC. We are keen to promote diversity in our resident selection. 

 To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A statement of purpose (1 pg max) describing how you plan to use your residency to advance your goals as a writer. In your statement, we encourage you to propose specific outcomes, projects, or experiments
  2. A writing sample (8 pgs max), any genre or combination of genres
  3. A biographical statement (½ pg – 1 pg) in which applicants introduce themselves and describe their past accomplishments.

All files should be in PDF format. 

Submit your applications to uncshortedition@gmail.com before May 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.  

For more information about Short Story UNC, please visit https://artseverywhere.unc.edu/art-at-carolina/short-story-machines/