Applications for our First Annual Bainbridge Residency will open on Oct. 22, 2018.

In October 2017, The Seventh Wave began an exciting new chapter in its humble history by going bicoastal, with editors now based in both Brooklyn, NY, and Seattle, WA. As part of that transition, we also opted to expand our residency program to both coasts, continuing our annual Rhinebeck residency in upstate New York while kicking off our first Bainbridge residency on Bainbridge Island, just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, this upcoming February. The location may be different, but the atmosphere is no less magical: our west coast residency will offer an oasis of lush silence and space amid tall evergreens and a pitter-patter of rain so unique to the Pacific Northwest.

Applications will open for our first annual Bainbridge residency on Oct. 22; it is set to take place the weekend of February 15-17, 2019, at the ever-inviting Bloedel Bunkhouse on Bainbridge Island. There, we will bring together four residents to hold conversations surrounding our current topic and workshop their pieces for publication in our ninth issue. Accepted residents will be sharing their intended pieces for Issue 9 with their cohort and the TSW editors ahead of the weekend, to be workshopped during the residency.

So if warm mugs of coffee or glasses of wine or whiskey (depending on the hour) coupled with ample creative spaces — a cozy, window-lined reading nook or a comfy couch in front of a roaring fire, for instance  — sound like just your speed, and if you seek connection with writers and artists from all disciplines and walks of life, then do consider applying to be a part of our inaugural cohort of creatives out in Bainbridge this February.


For more information about the space itself, learn more about the history of The Bloedel Bunkhouse here. For testimony about The Seventh Wave residencies from past residents, be sure to click around here. And for those interested in applying for the residency, please refer to our Submission Guidelines here. Deadline for applications is November 30. Accepted residents will be notified by Dec. 10.

We will also be once again hosting our annual residency in Rhinebeck, NY, in July 2019, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information about that in coming months.