ACM Writing Residency

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In 2023, Another Chicago Magazine will award a free multi-week residency in Belfast, Maine, which is on the coast, about two hours north of Portland and one hour southeast of Bangor. S.L. Wisenberg, ACM editor and author of the forthcoming Juniper prizewinner, The Wandering Womb, is the final judge.

The recipient will be a nonfiction writer whose work brings uncommon insight, incisive language, and strong storytelling to the subject at hand, which could be anything that blends the political and personal, or summons justice, or dives deep into individual experience, but always with larger contexts in mind. As for tone, ACM continues to encourage play and rage and courage. ACM will consider all submissions for publication.

The Shannaghe Residency in Belfast is a solo experience in a fully renovated stable, with a full kitchen and open living room, large lofted bedroom, laundry facilities, newly installed AC/heater, internet access. The stable sits on land that extends to the Penobscot River, and is within walking distance of three bookstores, two farmer’s markets, and the bay, via a rail trail. The resident can choose a two- or three-week stay, and is responsible for travel to Bangor. The kitchen is stocked with cooking basics. Shannaghe will provide a few meals.


  • Working in English or translating to English
  • Capable of working/living solo

Apply between January 15 and March 17; the portal closes at 120 applicants. The application fee is $20, waived for BIPOC writers. Applicants will submit an unpublished writing sample and a statement about the scope of the project. The residency is available June – July, October 15 – December 31. Apply here: