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Call for HOLD FAST Writer-in-Residence 2024

HOLD FAST is accepting applications for a writer-in-residence to cover our 2024 festival! 

As a festival writer, you’ll cover HOLD FAST events, prioritizing the four Featured Artists & their work. The goal is a prose piece which describes and reflects upon the festival, and which is accessible to a wide range of readers. Your work will be shared on Eastern Edge’s social media and website as part of our post-festival report. 

The festival writer will be paid $500 for approximately 1000 words. 


  • In-person attendance at HOLD FAST Launch Party (evening of Tuesday, August 20)
  • In-person attendance at Fancy Artist Talks (evening of Friday, August 23)
  • In-person attendance at Art Crawl (afternoon of Saturday, August 24)
  • 1000-word reflection on HOLD FAST, to be submitted no later than Monday, September 4. This writing should talk specifically about all 4 Featured Artists and their projects.

Please send expressions of interest to by Sunday, July 21 and include:

  • 150-word bio
  • 150-200 word statement of intent
  • Two examples of past work, 500 words or less (PDF files preferred) 

HOLD FAST welcomes applications from emerging and self-taught writers. You are welcome (but not obligated!) to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme, or any other community that is important to your identity.