Cover Photo: This photograph shows three young men sitting on a picturesque rolling green hill. Sheep graze around them and there are blue mountains reaching up into fluffy white clouds in the distance.
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A Person of Color’s Guide to Navigating Writing Residencies

For our Application Week series, Hannah Bae writes about applying to and attending writing residencies as a person of color—along with tips from about ten other writers who identify as BIPOC.


The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

What is a residency?

Location matters

beautiful, moving ode to artist residencies


The company you keep


Peter Bullough Foundation

Millay Arts


Protect yourself


Don’t feel the need to engage. You are there to write. Save your energy to do that.

Hannah Bae (she/her) is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer who is at work on a memoir about family estrangement and mental illness. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a 2021 Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops and a 2019 fellow with the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Find her bylines in The Washington Post, CNN, Eater and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae.