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Start: November 30, 2020
Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
Start: November 30, 2020

Call for Applications: Writing North Virtual Writers-in-Residence

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the MFA in Writing Program at the University of Saskatchewan, as co-organizers of Writing North, are seeking applications for 2 Virtual Writers-in-Residence (VWiR) for the 2021 Writing North festival. 


We are looking for a Poetry VWiR and a Prose VWiR who will be expected to work with writers between January 20-23, 2021. Writers of any experience level may submit poetry or prose samples for virtual discussions during the festival. The VWiR will be expected to share written comments about the work and meet with submitting writers for a 30-minute Zoom meeting. Each VWiR will work with a max of 8 submitting writers, who will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


The two successful candidates must have:

  • Published a book or have published at least 5 pieces of writing in a literary magazine
  • Completed an MFA in Writing degree from the University of Saskatchewan
  • The ability to critique or evaluate the work of writers of different writing levels, particularly beginner writers
  • A flexible schedule of availability between January 20-23, 2021.


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter outlining your ability to meet the position’s requirements
  • Literary CV (max 4 pages), including a list of publications and a summary of your experience critiquing writing.


VWiRs will be paid $100/submission, to a max of 8 submissions ($800 + GST if applicable).


Please submit your application by email to by midnight November 30, 2020.

Please note that this is a unique and specific opportunity based on the Guild's partnership with the MFA in Writing at USask for our virtual Writing North 11 program and is only open to MFA graduates.