Residency Program

The Fictional Café offers two unique opportunities to poets and writers. Our Residency Program gives one poet and one writer each a two year position on our site as the lead artist in their chosen medium. During their two years of residency, each honoree is featured on our site regularly with their own works of poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, commentary and even visual art: any creative outlet can be expressed.

In addition to two years of work featured on our site, each resident will receive a slot in our next print anthology as well as a nomination for a Pushcart Prize.

Upon completion of their residency, each resident is offered the opportunity to publish a collection of works we’ve featured on our site in book format via our Fictional Café Press imprint. This book will celebrate their time at the helm of their craft by showcasing all their work in one place in tangible form.

Residents are chosen by our Editorial Board based on a continued presentation of quality work over several years of experience with each individual as well as the Board’s belief in the individual’s future ability in their particular craft.

Previous Residents

The Residency Program