What’s the Deal with Writing Residencies?
Elisa Gabbert
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Good summing up of residencies. A couple more things: all the residency flings I witnessed happened with one of the participants having only a few days left. No one wants to hook up, have it go bad, and realize you have four more weeks in close proximity to a person who is essentially a stranger with a real reason to dislike you.

And I’ve always separated out residencies by “totally free” or “not totally free,” and I’ve never applied to a residency that charges. That may be limiting but it’s also, you know, free.

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