The Japan-US Friendship Commission is looking for poets willing to travel to Japan and pursue creative projects.
Up to 5 residencies, with monthly stipend of 600,000 yen (approximately $5,960), plus travel grant of up to $6,000, will be awarded to US poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. The residencies last no longer than five months.
Submit 10 pages of poetry or 15 pages of prose with two letters of recommendation, resume, and proof of previous publications (in journals or book form), with required application. No fee to apply.
Proficiency in Japanese language not required.
Deadline: February 1.
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