Residency Details

There is no cost associated with the residency aside from the application fee.  Writers who are awarded the residency will be provided with the following:

  • A nice, comfortable private hotel room with a living area and bathroom
  • $150 stipend to defray expenses



Hudson, New York is located about 2-2.5 hours from NYC, accessible by Amtrak.  The hotel is centrally located in Hudson and walking distance from the Amtrak station and local coffee shops and eateries.


session dates

  • November 4-6, 2016
  • December 9-11, 2016

There is some flexibility with the dates above, so if these dates don't work for you, but you'd still like to apply, please do so.  There is a field on the application that will allow you to write in alternative dates, if needed.

Application Guidelines

Applications must be submitted online via Submittable, by August 15th.

This year, Sula's Room will host two writers, with the intention of increasing the number of writers we can support over time.

Fellows will be announced by October 3rd, 2016.



Like Hedgebrook, our aim is support writers representing diversity in citizenship status, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, trans* identity, age, disability, professional experience, and economic resources.

All residents will selected solely based on their application and writing sample.  Sula's Room supports writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Applicants must be current residents of one of the five boroughs. Students currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program are ineligible to apply.  Applicants must be 21 years or older.



  • $15 non-refundable application fee
  • CV or Résumé
  • A recent writing sample
    • Prose: 10-15 pages (not to exceed 6,000 words)
    • Poems: 5-10 poems
  • Contact information for two personal references
    • Please note: we are not asking for letters of reference. Just provide contact information for two people that can vouch for your good character