Since its founding in 1992, Ledig House has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries. We welcome published writers and translators of every type of literature. International, cultural and creative exchange is a foundation of our mission, and a wide distribution of national background is an important part of our selection process. Guests may select a residency of one week to two months; about ten at a time gather to live and work in a rural setting overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Ledig House provides all meals, and each night a local chef prepares dinner. Daytime is reserved for writing and quiet activities, while evenings are more communal. A program of weekly visits bring guests from the New York publishing com-munity. Noted editors, agents and book scouts are invited to share dinner and conversation on both creative and practical subjects, offering insight into the workings of the publishing industry.
Applications for 2012 must be received by October 20, 2011.
Spring: March 23 – June 8
Fall: September 14 – November 16
How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted electronically. Instructions and forms can be found here:http://ledighouse.submishmash.com/Submit
All notifications will be provided electronically by February 1, 2012.
Questions may be directed to: