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SCREENWRITING

REQUIREMENTS

A. ARTIST STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font

Tell us about your work and what you would like to focus on while in residence. Jurors appreciate understanding who you are as a screenwriter and about your creative process. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

B. WORK SAMPLES — TWENTY pages maximum, standard industry format: double-spaced, 11-12 point font

This can be a work-in-progress, already produced film, excerpts from longer work, a selection of shorts: submit what you feel makes for the strongest and clearest example of your best work. If desired, you can add ONE additional page explaining any contexts for the work you feel are important for the jury to know. Please do NOT include biographical information on this document (due to our blind jury).

  • ARTIST STATEMENT = PAGE ONE
  • WORK SAMPLES = PAGE TWO 

C. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT — One page maximum, may be single-spaced, 11-12 point font

List relevant educational background and professional experience along with your accomplishments to date. Add a sentence or two as to how you found about/decided to apply to the Millay Colony.

D. SCHEDULING PREFERENCES (see ** AND *** for more information)

Choose TWO potential residency months/periods.  

REMEMBER: OCTOBER applications/accepted candidates are scheduled between May-July; MARCH applications/accepted candidates are scheduled for August-October.

E. NAMED FELLOWSHIPS -- If you would like to be considered for one of our named fellowships, please indicate your eligibility.  Please note that YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to fulfill any of these to be considered for a Core Residency.  While we continuously seek to provide stipends to offset travel/materials/expenses, at this time very few of these opportunities include that funding.

CHARM CITY FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant (any discipline) who identifies as BIPOC and who is based in the Baltimore area. (Includes travel stipend of $150.)

HBUC FELLOW: Awarded to ONE screenwriting/filmmaking-Visual Arts applicant who is a graduate of an Historic Black University and/or College.  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant annually who identifies as Native American. (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FELLOW: Awarded to FIVE applicants annually who reside in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia or the U.S. Virgin Islands; includes travel stipend (paid by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation). 

NANCY GRAVES FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant whose prior work is archive-based (or a creator with this desire) that "mines" the Nancy Graves Memorial Library collection at Steepletop as a site for research and inspiration for the creation of a unique piece.  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

PARENT/CREATOR FELLOW: Awarded to FOUR applicants annually who have children living at home under the age of 18 years old; includes one-year membership to Pen Parentis for those living in/around NYC. (See *** for other scheduling options.)  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

SEEMA YASMIN FELLOW: Awarded to ONE applicant who identifies as BIPOC and female.  (Note: at this time, there is no stipend attached to this fellowship.)

VINCENT PRIZE FELLOW: Awarded to TWO applicants who identify as trans*/genderqueer; may include stipend, amount dependent on funding.  (Specifically, creators whose gender is nonbinary and/or fluid as eligible for this Prize.) For more information, go to: NFG-VINCENT PRIZE

WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED/ASSEMBLED THE ABOVE — YOU ARE READY TO APPLY!

  1. Go to SCREENWRITING application form;
  2. SIGN IN and/or REGISTER;
  3. UPLOAD Artist Statement, Work Samples and Image List: click Add Files button, browse and select file on your computer and wait for upload to appear as completed;

       4.  ADD Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, preferred pronoun, gender, ethnicity;  

       5. ADD Biographical Statement;                           

       6. ADD Scheduling Preferences;                          

       7. ENTER your payment information; and                        

       8. PRESS the Click Here to Apply button.

DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE UPLOADED.  If an issue comes up after submitting the application, email residency@millaycolony.org to open up editing.

DEADLINES

MARCH 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-November                  

           FOR RESIDENCIES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

OCTOBER 1, 12am midnight EST — Submittable portal opens mid-April                  

           FOR RESIDENCIES IN APRIL/MAY/JUNE/JULY


COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES-TWO MEMBERS OR MORE

Each individual should submit an application. For clarity, please note your partnership with the other applicant in your submission.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULING

** In general, sessions are offered each month and last 3-1/2 weeks. We also offer TWO 12-day sessions in June and September. If you would like to be considered for a shorter residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference for: (a) SESSION 1 (JUNE) or (b) SESSION II (SEPTEMBER). 

*** We are exploring other options and are including a residency period devoted to a parent/artist cohort and are excited to partner with Pen Parentis on this initiative. At this time, we will offer sessions ranging from 5-12 days from June-September (most likely). If you would like to be considered for this residency, please include a note in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of your application and state your preference (to be considered, children living at home may not be older than 18 years of age). 

SELECTION PROCESS

Jurors are invited as practicing professionals (local, regional and national critics, academics and artists) and/or alumni and change yearly. (If you apply for both rounds in a single year, your work will be seen by the same panel twice.) 

Our jury process is BLIND to ensure that accepted resident’s work is judged wholly on merit: your name or other identifying information should be removed from submission statement and work sample (we assign numbers to all applications). 

QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS?

technical support email: support@submittable.com

application support email: residency@millaycolony.org

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.