For those of you who are graduating and looking for the next thing to apply to, one good option is the Philadelphia ArtsEdge Residency, run in part through the University of Pennsylvania. The deadline for this one is April 30th, so there is still time to put together a strong application. I am pasting the details below.
Applications due by April 30.
The ARTSEDGE PROJECT offers a one year residency for an emerging writer.
The residency includes a subsidized apartment at 40th and Chestnut,
(writer pays less than half the rent), studio/writing space in the AIR
Space artistic nexus, and close affiliation with Penn’s writing communities.
During the course of the residency, the ArtsEdge writer will be
encouraged to develop at least one project at the Writers House. Past
residents have produced staged readings
(http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/0109.php#22), organized panel
discussions (http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/0310.php#25), and
coordinated readings by other emerging authors
Qualified applicants (with graduate degrees or appropriate experience)
may also be considered to teach a writing course at Penn in the spring
semester, depending on the funding year. Please note: teaching is not a
guaranteed part of the residency.
Submit letter of interest, CV or resume, writing sample (maximum 30
pages), personal contact information, and contact information for three
references to firstname.lastname@example.org.