Please Note: this project is pending funding and subject to change. Arc reserves the right to cancel or modify this program without further notice.
Call for Proposals
Poet-in-Residence (PIR) October 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015
The Arc Poetry Society seeks proposals for the position of Poet-in-Residence. The 2014/2015 program year will represent Arc’s sixth virtual residency: Elise Partridge, Roo Borson, Rob Winger, Tim Bowling and Sylvia Legris have previously held the position.
The nine month residency will consist of the following:
The contract fee for the poet in residence will be $9,000, pending funding. Payment schedule is negotiable. Standard writer’s fee rates will apply for publication in Arc.
PIR Qualifications and Eligibility
Candidates will be Canadian citizens with a strong background in the practice of contemporary poetry. The PIR will have at least one full-length collection published by an established Canadian publisher. Members of the Arc board of directors or their family members are not eligible to apply.
The application for the residency will include a statement of mentoring philosophy and a summary of the proposed writing project totaling a combined maximum of 1000 words. Please supply three references; do not supply reference letters until requested . Reviews of published work are encouraged but not required.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: FEBRUARY 11TH, 2014
Applications must be received by deadline via email to: