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How to apply

(deadline is December 15, 2019).

Visit our Submission Manager site:


·Create a login.


·After logging in, click on Submit.


·Choose Writer-in-Residence from the drop down menu.


Upload the following in one document:


1. Cover letter. Please include:


A. Your reason for applying for this residency, including how you learned of this opportunity.


B. Your current or anticipated writing project.


C. Your idea for an intermediate/advanced workshop with our literary arts students, grades 9-12. Our students have extensive experience with the traditional workshop model.


D. Your previous writing or teaching experience (if any -- and not necessary; we're curious!)


E. Your preference for dates. You may select one or two weeks for residency:


·March 8 - March 15

·March 15 - 22

·March 22 - 29

·April 12 - 19

·April 19 - 26

·April 26-May 3


2. Work sample.

  • 5-10 poems (not to exceed 20 pages total)



  • 10-25 double-spaced pages of prose/dramatic script


3. Letter of recommendation. (If your recommender would prefer to send the recommendation directly, please fax to (804) 722-0201 or email to


4. Nonrefundable $15 Application Fee.

You have three options for submitting the fee: check, money order, or online payment with credit card.

For check or money order, please make the payment to “ARGS” at the following address:

Literary Arts Department

Appomattox Regional Governor's School

512 W. Washington St.

Petersburg, VA 23803


To submit the fee via credit card, visit our school's payment page.








Under "Select Student Profile," choose your name, then click on "Next" in the bottom right corner.

The rest of the process is fairly standard (add your address and credit card information when prompted).


On the final screen, make sure that you select the box (highlighted yellow below) and then click on "Place Order."












We can't wait to read your application!

Submit Your Application
Select one or two weeks you would prefer for your residency

Thank you for your application! We look forward to reading it.

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