The Seventh Wave is now open for submissions for our third annual residency, set to take place the weekend of July 20-22 at the secluded Crystal Cottage in Rhinebeck, NY. There, we will bring together four residents to hold conversations surrounding our current topic, “Power And,” and workshop their pieces for publication in our eighth issue. New this year, we will be asking accepted residents to create a new piece for the issue, which they will then share with their cohort and the TSW editors ahead of the weekend.
Building upon the success of last year’s first-ever sunset soiree, we’ll also once again be inviting the TSW and Rhinebeck communities to take part in an al fresco reading and celebration on the last evening of the residency on Sunday, July 22, wherein residents will get the chance to present their work alongside past contributors and renowned writers alike in a historic barn setting. See images from our past sunset soiree here.
We are open to submissions from artists and writers of all ilk — prose and poetry writers, journalists, graphic designers, filmmakers, playwrights, interactive artists, spoken word poets, musicians, and more — if you are engaged with and interested in the social issues of our time, then we want to hear from you. Our four selected residents will be published in the eighth issue of The Seventh Wave.
To apply, please submit a brief bio, a cover letter, and three samples of your work that you feel best represent your scope and interests as a creator. We are looking for eager and critical artists and writers from various fields of study who are producing art and writing that responds to the current world around them.
In your cover letter, please tell us in 500 words or less the following:
1. What are the driving forces behind your work / art and why would you like to join us for this residency? Tell us what your particular aesthetic and voice will bring to the weekend.
2. What are recent social issues, political decisions, or cultural mishaps that sparked meaningful conversation and inspired you to create art, write stories, or otherwise communicate your thoughts to the world?
3. Tell us a little about what you hope to get out of this residency.
4. Have you taken part in a workshop before? If so, what were the circumstances (MFA program, writing group, etc.); if not, what is your understanding, hesitation, or hope of how a workshop setting functions?
Submissions open: April 16 — May 11, 2018
Location: Rhinebeck, New York (please note: selected residents must be able to attend all three days of the residency; if your schedule changes, please notify us immediately so we can offer the space to someone who is able to fully participate.)
Applicants notified: Week of May 14, 2018
**All expenses paid. You will only be responsible for your own transportation.**