We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the Siskiyou Prize, in addition to a cash prize of $1,000 and book publication, will also receive a four-week residency at the PLAYA retreat in central Oregon.
PLAYA is a nonprofit organization supporting innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, and other fields of creative inquiry. On the edge of the Great Basin in central Oregon, PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, the solitude, and the community to reflect and to engage their work.
The winner of the Siskiyou Prize will receive a four-week residency at PLAYA, which provides private lodging in a fully equipped cabin with kitchen/living room, a place to write, and two dinners a week (Mondays & Thursdays) with a cohort of residents, at no charge. (Transportation and other meals are not included.)
PLAYA allows uninterrupted time and solitude amidst a spectacular landscape — the perfect recipe for environmental literature. We’re delighted to be partnering with PLAYA for this award, and we’ve extended the prize deadline to October 15, 2014, so that more writers have an opportunity to submit.
We look forward to reading your work!