A Writer’s Residency in a Bridge


Seattle plans on paying a writer $10,000 for a residency in the Fremont Bridge. The bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the most frequently opened drawbridge in the US. The recipient of the fellowship will have use of a room in the bridge’s tower, without running water or heat (it cannot be a permanent residence). The writer will be expected to produce at least one written work to present to the city.

Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →