Writer in Residence
Are you interested in writing literary fiction? Have you already started working on a piece? Get expert feedback from writer Alissa York, our Spring 2013 Writer in Residence, who will be at North York Central Library.
- Submit A Manuscript
- Apply to be Writer in Residence
- Fiction excerpts of up to the lesser of 15 double-spaced pages or 5,300 words in length
- Typed or word-processed on 1 side of each page (handwritten manuscripts will not be accepted)
- Use 12 point or larger Times New Roman typeface only
- 1 inch margins all around
- No email copies accepted
- Please don't send in originals
- A longer residency, usually four months, from January to June
- A shorter residency, usually two months, from September to December
About Alissa York
She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award.
Alissa has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto.
Submit A Manuscript
Manuscripts will be accepted from Wednesday, Jan. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
Writers of literary fiction are welcome to submit novel or short story manuscripts for feedback.
Alissa York will read your writing and meet with you to discuss what is working and what might need further development. Submitting a manuscript does not guarantee a meeting with the Writer in Residence. Meetings are by appointment only.
Manuscripts should meet the following criteria:
Please include: your name, address, email address and telephone number on your cover page. There is a limit of one submission per person.
Mail or bring to:
Writer In Residence
North York Central Library
Languages, Literature and Fine Arts Department (2nd Floor)
5120 Yonge Street,
Toronto ON M2N 5N9
The Toronto Public Library is not responsible for returning manuscripts. Please submit a copy of your work.
For further information, contact the Languages, Literature and Fine Arts Department at North York Central Library: 416-395-5639.
Apply to be Writer In Residence
Toronto Public Library typically hosts two residencies per year:
Writers who have held residencies at the library include Gail Bowen, Chester Brown, Austin Clarke, Karen Connelly, Deborah Cooke, Farzana Doctor, Sarah Ellis, Rabindranath Maharaj, Elizabeth Ruth, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Allan Stratton, Sugith Varughese, Tim Wynne-Jones and David S. Young.
There are currently no postings for writer in residence.