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Check In to the Standard East Village and Finish Your Masterpiece

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October 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM | by | ()

In what may be the coolest writer residency program we've ever heard of, The Paris Review is teaming up with the Standard East Village to offer two lucky scribes three weeks at the hotel to finish their manuscript.

The residency, named the The Standard x Paris Review, will run in January and again in July and is open to writers of prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. In addition to their own room, writers will get a daily continental breakfast (which is actually a, ahem, standard right now anyway while the hotel is undergoing renovations) and as much coffee as required to get the creative juices flowing. The hotel expects the writer to stay alone in their room; "within reason" they say, leaving the door open for the occasional hookup.

To apply for Standard East Village's writer-in-residence program, you'll need to provide an excerpt of a work in progress of up to 50 pages; a letter from the publisher confirming that the work is under contract; and a cover letter explaining how the residency would benefit your work in progress. And you better hurry because applications are due by November 1st.

While this is the first writer-in-residence program the Standard has offered, it's not the first time they've collaborated with the Paris Review. Their short story competition last year was judged by, among others, the journal's editor Lorin Stein. It all sounds very civilized and quite a departure from the Boom Boom Room and public nudity associations of the other NYC Standard. Lovely to see André Balazs is making good on his promise to make nice with the neighbors.

If you don't make the cut for the residency program, midweek January rates start at $325.

[Photo: Facebook/The Standard East Village]

Archived Comments:

For all the self-published authors.

Really wish they would consider non-traditionally published authors as well!