Three writing residencies at independent bookstores

These three indie bookshops offer authors a dedicated space to write (plus a variety of other perks).


Alley Cat Books

Founded in 2014, this San Francisco bookstore hosts three residencies in spring (February – May) and another three in fall (July – October). In addition to WiFi access and a space to write, writers receive a chapbook published by Alley Cat when the residency is finished along with a hosted chapbook launch party. All the bookstore asks in return is a completed manuscript at the end of the residency.

Apply by Nov. 15th, 2019 to be considered for 2020 residencies.