CWILA seeks to support a female Canadian writer (poet, novelist, storyteller, scholar) as its resident critic for a calendar year. The aim of the residency is to foster vital criticism that promotes public awareness of women’s literary and critical presence in Canadian letters. Specifically, the critic-in-residence will work on critical essays and/or book reviews and submit them to one or more Canadian review venues (print or web). This work will also be archived by CWILA and will become available through its website following publication elsewhere, copyright permitting. If time allows, the critic-in-residence is encouraged to support a climate of critical responsiveness in Canadian letters through a collaborative or community-based project of her choice. The residency is virtual, so the writer will be free to work from home. The deadline for submission of the essay or reviews to CWILA will be December 31st of the year of the residency. At this time, the writer should also provide documentation that the pieces have been submitted to other publications.
Criteria: Applications should include a letter of intent describing the project or projects the applicant wishes to undertake, the venue or venues to which they plan to submit, a one-page CV, and a short sample of critical work.
We encourage applications from genderqueer writers, Indigenous writers, as well as other women and/or genderqueer writers of colour.
Applications: Applications can be sent to [email protected] and must be received by November 1, 2012