Mesa Refuge Residency welcomes a diverse community of writers—both emerging and established—who define and/or offer solutions to the pressing issues of our time including (but not limited to): nature, environment and climate crisis; economic, racial and gender equity; social justice and restorative justice; immigration; health care access; housing; and more.
This residency seeks writers of nonfiction books, long-form journalism, audio and documentary film. Occasionally we accept poetry, fiction (Young Adult/Adult Literary), screenwriting and playwriting, photojournalism, personal memoirs (as a vehicle to tell a larger story) and graphic narrative. Mesa Refuge welcoms a diverse community of writers and welcome applicants that represent a broad spectrum of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, religion or ability.
The questions on the application are mostly short answer. One writing sample (max 2,000 words or 10 pages), a current resume, headshot photo and two references (we do not require letters of recommendation) are required. Applicants will be contacted approximately 8-10 weeks after the application deadline.
Reesidencies are two weeks long and there is no residency fee. Additional residency expenses like travel, transportation and food are your responsibility. The facility accommodates three residents at a time.