Library Partners Press (LPP) Award and/or Writer in Residence (WIR) Information and Nomination Form
APPLICATION DEADLINES: there are two sessions and two deadlines. The nomination process must be completed online through this form no later than May 30 for the Summer/Fall Residencies (which is August through December, with notification of award by June 30th ) and by October 30 for the Winter/Spring Residencies (which is January through May, with notification of award by November 30th).
ELIGIBILITY: Residencies are intended to assist in the completion of a work-in-progress manuscript and its publication with Library Partners Press. Residencies are intended to serve as professional development opportunities for writers in all genres. Artistic merit and promise of publication are the basis for selections. Previously-published as well as emerging writers are encouraged to apply.
AWARDS: A rotating panel of experts and professionals in the publishing industry will independently review applications and supporting materials. Final awards of residencies are at the discretion of Library Partners Press. In some instances, writers are invited to participate without submitting an application.
FACILITIES: Library Partners Press will arrange for the writers' time, space, and facilities for research, experimentation, and production resulting in the publication of the Awardees' manuscripts by the end of the (probably mostly virtual) residency. Writers are at liberty to structure their own time and activity throughout the residency, but are encouraged to engage with the librarians and staff and activities at Library Partners Press, either in person, or remotely.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: A stipend of $1000 is awarded to residents. The stipend is distributed at the end of the residency, ideally simultaneous to the launch date of the Writer’s LPP-published manuscript. Residents are responsible for their own personal living expenses, food and beverage, supplies, and any expenses related to the production of the manuscript during the residency. Travel and shipping expenses to and from Wake Forest University and Library Partners Press are also the responsibility of the resident.
DEPOSIT: A $100 deposit is due within two weeks of notification. Receipt of deposit confirms the residency. The deposit is returned upon completion of the residency program. If a writer cancels a residency reservation less than three months prior to the beginning of the residency, the deposit is not refunded. There are no other fees charged for the residency.
PRIVACY: All application materials and/or work samples are confidential and retained for use of the Library Partners Press Writer in Residence Program only.
QUESTIONS: Got all that? Please do feel free to contact Library Partners Press directly, at
and/or 336-758-6181. Thank you.
THE NOMINATION FORM: If you're interested in being named the next Library Partners Press Writer-in-Residence, or know someone who is, please do proceed to complete this form, below.
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Which LPP Writer-in-Residence session are you interested in, and/or applying for now?
Summer/Fall (August - December), with applications due May 30
Winter/Spring (January - May), with applications due October 30
Awards include a mutual expectation to publish a completed manuscript with Library Partners Press at (or very near) the end of the residency.
Your name (and/or the name of your nominee)
Your email address (and/or the email address of your nominee)
Your affiliation (and/or that of your nominee)
Does your (or your nominee's) manuscript have a "working title"?
Can you describe your (or your nominee's) project in a couple sentences?
What percent complete is your (or your nominee's) manuscript now?
just getting started
pretty much ready to go
Approximately how many words or manuscript pages do you envision the finished book to be?
Are there any special aspects to the manuscript's content that may impact the publication format?
Do you (or does your nominee) have any other funding beyond the expected $1000 LPP WIR stipend for your project?
Please indicate which of the following your (or your nominee's) project may require during the Library Partners Press residency, and prior to publication:
Please cut and paste supporting materials (such as recommendation letters or writing samples) here:
Do you have any questions about the Library Partners Press Writers in Residence Program?
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