The Cyberpunk Apocalypse Visiting Writer Program is a one-month residency at the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers house in Pittsburgh. The writers will be given a small bedroom at no cost and access to the same communal kitchen, bathroom, living space, etc. that is used by the long-term residents (again at no cost). Visiting writers will, however, be expected to take responsibility for acquiring and preparing their own meals. Applicants should also realize that they will be living communally with the long-term residents of the house and in an urban environment (i.e. not a cabin retreat).
Who should apply:
Anybody with a writing project that they are excited about and that they could complete if they had a month to devote themselves to it. We do ask for projects that will be finished by the end of your stay so that you can do a small presentation of your work just before you leave. This could mean working on a smaller project (such as a zine) or a larger project that just needs to be polished.
How to apply:
Step 1: Look around the website. Step 2: Query us. Send an e-mail to cyberpunkapocalypse[at]gmail.com with "Visiting Writer" in the subject line. Tell us (briefly) what you plan to work on, the month that you're applying to work, who you are/what you're like (since we'd be living with you if you were accepted), and attach or send links of previous works. It's that simple. Again, keep it succinct--if we have questions, we'll contact you.
PREVIOUS RESIDENTS INCLUDE:
Magpie Killjoy, Hannah Dobbz, Mary Burnet, Walker Mettling, Dan Gingold, Elwin Cotman, Jackie Wang, Jamie Ross, Joel Dunken, Marisa Mayhem, Christine Stoddard, Gunner, Brenda Battad, Donna Sellinger, Andy Folk, and Ross Raider.