Three writing residencies at independent bookstores

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


Porter Square Books

This Cambridge bookstore is the latest bookstore to offer a writing residency, gifting selected writers with a quiet writing space on weekends and weeknights, a staff discount, and an opportunity to share book recommendations with customers, among other perks. In exchange, the author will write for the blog and participate in promotional events for themselves, the store, and other authors. Only writers who live full time in the greater Cambridge area may apply and preference will be given to writers from marginalized communities. 

Authors have until August 31 to apply for the 2020 residency.