We are now open for submissions for our Third Annual Rhinebeck Residency.

The return of warmer weather signals a great number of things — flowers blooming, a chance to shed our heavy winter gear, and more opportunities for rooftop shindigs and breezy summer get-togethers. But one of the things we’re looking forward to most this summer is our annual Residency in Rhinebeck, where we retreat to the woods for a creative weekend immersed in nature and focus on the art and craft of the written word.

The Seventh Wave is now open for submissions for our third annual residency, set to take place the weekend of July 20-22 at the secluded Crystal Cottage in Rhinebeck, NY. There, we will bring together four residents to hold conversations surrounding our current topic, “Power And,” and workshop their pieces for publication in our eighth issue. New this year, accepted residents will be sharing their intended piece for Issue 8 with their cohort and the TSW editors ahead of the weekend, to be workshopped during the residency.

Building upon the success of last year’s first-ever sunset soiree, we’ll also once again be inviting the TSW and Rhinebeck communities to take part in an al fresco reading and celebration on the last evening of the residency on Sunday, July 22, wherein residents will get the chance to present their work alongside past contributors and renowned writers alike in a historic barn setting. See images from our past sunset soiree here.

We are open to submissions from artists and writers of all ilk — prose and poetry writers, journalists, graphic designers, filmmakers, playwrights, interactive artists, spoken word poets, musicians and more — if you are engaged with and interested in the social issues of our time, then we want to hear from you. Our four selected residents will be published in the eighth issue of The Seventh Wave.

Please review our Submission Guidelines for our Residency prior to applying.