California Writing Residency – 2018 Recipients

We’re excited to welcome our California Writing Residency 2018 recipients–Chris Daley, Amanda Mei Kim, and James Sie. These three authors will each have two weeks to write in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead and help carry on the tradition of the California voice from April 1 through May 15. Finished work will be considered for inclusion in The Cost of Paper anthology.

Chris Daley is the Director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles and she also teaches at the California Institute of Technology. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Collagist, FORTH Magazine, Angels Flight • literary west, DUM DUM Zine, Front Porch Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction. She received her Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Amanda Mei Kim is a fourth-generation Californian and experimental writer. She is a graduate of Brown University (Bachelor of Arts, American Civilization) and San Francisco State University (Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing). She received the James D. Phelan Literary Award and was a finalist for the James Fellowship in the Novel from the Heekin Group Foundation. She has completed residencies at Hedgebrook (Whidbey Island, WA), the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA) and was selected by Ursula K. LeGuin for the Flight of the Mind Workshop (Portland, OR). She grew up on a family farm in Southern California and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

James Sie is the author of Still Life Las Vegas (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), his debut novel about a boy growing behind the neon of Las Vegas, told in prose, sketch and narrative art. He is also a playwright, whose work includes the award-winning adaptation of Island of the Blue Dolphins (Joseph Jefferson Citation), and the original work The Road to Graceland, for which he received an After Dark Award. He has contributed essays for The Rumpus, FSG’s Book Keeping and The Advocate. In addition to writing, Sie can currently be heard as a voiceover artist in animation and audiobook narration.



1888 + Yefe Nof are pleased to announce the California Writing Residency. California writers from the coast and valleys to the forests and deserts are invited to apply for three two-week residencies in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead where the creative environment will nurture your craft and help carry on the tradition of the California voice.

The submission period is from January 1 through February 28 and applications will be accepted through Submittable. Our panel of judges will select three California authors and schedule residencies from April 1 through May 15. Finished work will be considered for inclusion in The Cost of Paper anthology.