20th Anniversary Contest

In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we are happy to announce the Wellspring Anniversary Contest. Applicants are invited to submit a small sample of their best work (up to 3 pages of poems, 5 images, OR up to 3000 words of prose) for consideration.

During the open submission period, a link to apply through our Submittable page will be made available here.

Application materials must include the following:

  • A cover letter, which includes a brief biographical statement, your relevant professional experience, and your artistic plans during the term of your fellowship (max. of 500 words).
    • If you are a visual artist, please send an artist’s statement and brief description of your collection as part of your cover letter.
  • Up up to 3 pages of poems, 5 images from a body of work, OR up to 3000 words of prose. Your name or personal information must not appear anywhere in your submission.
  • $20 application fee

Entries will be judged anonymously. After the deadline (September 30), entries will be reviewed and the finalist will be awarded a week-long residency for dates of their choosing between November 2019 and February 2020. **Winners must pay their own travel costs, and room is determined by availability.

Applications are accepted until 11:59p on September 30.

(If Submittable is not accessible to you, you may mail your application with a check for $20 made out to “Wellspring House.” Please send to P.O. Box 2006, Ashfield, MA 01330. Applications must be received between dates posted above to be eligible for review.)

If you have questions about this process, please email us!