Short Story UNC Creative Writing Residency

In partnership with Arts Everywhere, the editorial team at Short Story UNC is excited to announce a new residency for creative writers at UNC-CH!

About the Residency

The residency will give up to three UNC students writing in any genre or combination of genres the opportunity to “occupy” one of our dispensers for a month during the upcoming fall semester, filling the machine exclusively with writing by residents. 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.

Applications from students of all demographic backgrounds and all stages of their education at UNC are welcome. We are especially keen to promote diversity in our resident selection.


  • The application deadline is May 31st, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Residents for the month of September 2021 will be announced in mid-June, giving the selected writers a chance to use the summer to create and compile materials for publication.

How 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 before May 31st, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.

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