Monday, February 13, 2012

Writer Residencies (for All Genres, Including YA Novelists) in Australia, Florida & Switzerland!

Greetings all. As you can see, I am still messing around with this new site and it looks like crap. I've had no time but I will hopefully make it look less hideous soon! In the meantime, I hope you check out Mira's List's very first ART CONTEST, deadline March 31st, Grand Prize is $500 (plus an interview on this blog and your work highlighted for months), Second Prize is $100. If you want to enter an easy to do contest and have your work looked at by two top curators who are judging the contest, GO HERE:

And these opportunities below are for all you writers out there: 

KSP Residency Program 2012/2013

The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre is the oldest writers centre of its kind in Australia. The centre is located in the Perth hills, in the former home of Katharine Susannah Prichard.

Each year KSPF is proud to promote the craft of writing by hosting a number of writers in our residency program which is funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts. The residency program includes positions for established and emerging writers as well as our young writers residency. As well as allowing each writer the time and space to work on their own writing projects, the writers participate in the events of the centre and run workshops thus sharing their knowledge and experience throughout our writing community.
The residency program for Emerging- and Established Writers-in-Residence is open to artists from all over the world, however the Young Writers-in-Residence should be local and under 25.

Positions available:

2012 Young Writers-In-Residence

Applications for 2012 Young Writer-In-Residence must be post marked on or before 5pm, Friday, 17th August 2012
Three Positions are available for the week of Sun 18 Nov – Tue 27 Nov 2012 Three Young Writers, up to the age of twenty-five years, will be selected for a 10-day residency at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, Greenmount. The residents will receive a salary of $650 and be given writing space and time to concentrate on, develop or complete a work in progress. The writer will also be invited to participate in Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers' Centre activities.

2013 Established Writer-In-Residence

Applications for 2013 Established Writer in Residence must be post marked on or before, Friday, 27th July 2012 (pending funding)
One position.
Full-time period of four (4) weeks, or equivalent part time. Salary: $3500. The Established Writer-in-Residence should have achieved major publication and have demonstrated a commitment towards furthering the status and practice of writing among his/her peers and the community in general. Experience in preparation for and conducting of workshops and seminars is desirable.

2013 Emerging Writer-In-Residence

Applications for 2012 Emerging Writer in Residence must be post marked on or before Friday 24th August 2012 (pending funding)
Three positions, dependent on funding.
Full-time period of four (4) weeks, or equivalent part time. Salary: $2250. 

For more info:
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre
11 Old York Rd
Greenmount  WA  6056
Ph:   (08) 9294 1872

 The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature in Switzerland is offering residencies for the fall 2012 season. Residents are given housing, some meals, access to the foundation's library and resources and, in some cases, financial support. Deadline is March 30, 2012. Go to: for more info. Contact: Ann Bandle, Director, Jan Michalski Foundation: 41 (021) 864-01-01 or email her at

The Miami-Dade Public Library System is proud to announce its 2012 Young Adult Writer-in-Residence program funded through a grant from the James L. Knight Foundation. We are seeking a dynamic and engaging Young Adult author who will encourage local teens, 12-18, in the creative writing process. The three month residency will run from September – November 2012 in Miami, Florida.

Eligibility Requirements:
·         Must have published at least two young adult fiction books.
·         Experience in teaching, writing, mentoring or as a manuscript evaluator or editor.
·         Subject to an official background check.
·         Must be a U.S citizen or U.S. resident.
Honorarium:  $10,500 for three month term (additional funds for housing and transportation provided).
Application Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2012
For more information please see the attached link:

$5,000 grant for a literary translation from Portuguese into English:
The deadline is March 9, 2012.

This $5,000 grant will be awarded to a proposed work of literary
translation from Portuguese into English and is open to anyone under the age of 30. The translation must fall under the category of fiction or letters, and the applicant will propose his or her own translation project. The project should be manageable for a five-month period of work, as the grant will be awarded in June 2012, and the translation must be completed by October 2012.

The prizewinner will be notified on June 1, 2012 and results will be announced online at
For more information, please visit:

All applications must be submitted via regular mail to the Foundation


Susan Sontag Foundation

76 Franklin St. #3
NY, NY 10013

All application materials must be received by
March 9, 2012.

Welcome to Mira's List

This blog provides information on upcoming grants, fellowships and residencies for artists, writers, composers, and media artists. It is for serious professionals only, from emerging to mid-career to established. I also publish information for graduate students from time to time. However, I do not publish information on exhibition or publishing opportunities, nor do I advertise artist retreats and workshops that charge money. At least that is my current policy. For more info on where to exhibit or publish, please see my links section which I try to periodically update. I sift through hundreds of search engines and websites to find opportunities for YOU dear artist. In return, I ask you to pass the information along to those who need it. Also, since this is a free blog, I don't always have the time to weed carefully through everything. If you find a grant or website or residency that is not up-to-date, is dodgy in some way, or is no longer in existence, please let me know! Also, if you stay somewhere at one of the residencies I suggest and have a good experience, I want that feedback too. Please check my FAQs at the top right side bar if you have questions before starting your search. Best wishes and happy hunting!