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Thurber House John E. Nance Adult Writer-in-Residence Program


Monday, June 3, 2013



One writer will receive a $4,000 stipend, community outreach opportunities and a four-week stay in the private two-bedroom apartment on the third floor of Thurber House, former home of humor writer and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber.


Thurber House is pleased to announce its second annual John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program for Fall 2013. Candidates for the four-week Writer-in-Residence Program are now being accepted through June 3, 2013. The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program is designed to provide a writer with the gift of time to develop a work-in-progress.

Applications are now being accepted, and the genre for applicants is fiction. Residents will be chosen by July 15, 2013 and the residency will take place in September and October 2013. The application guidelines are as follows:

Candidates must have had a book published by a traditional publisher within the last three years or have a current piece of their work under contract.

Within their submission, applicants should share two copies of published work and material from a work in progress.

Their work in progress can be three chapters of a novel or three short stories, not to exceed 50 pages of either.

Applicants should also be a U.S. citizen and over 18 years of age.

Applications must be submitted by June 3, 2013.

Follow this link to learn more details and download the application:

The program honors celebrated photojournalist John E. Nance who devoted four decades of his life to photography and writing. Nance himself was a Thurber House Writer-in-Resident in 1995 and 1998. He served on the Thurber House Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2009, acted as Thurber House’s official events photographer, and contributed features and book reviews to the Columbus Dispatch.

Contact Information

Phone: 614-464-1032



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