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UPDATE (October 2012): Writers in The Heartland is now taking applications for its 2013 season.

Writers in the Heartland is a writing colony for creative writers in all genres. The colony is located in Gilman, Illinois, approximately 90 miles south of Chicago. It is located on a beautiful 32-acre wooded site with lakes and walking paths.

A limited number of one-week residencies are available for August 30 - September 7 and September 27 - October 5. All lodging and food is included. Writers must reside in the Midwest region or have some Midwest connection.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2013, to be considered. Decisions will be announced on or around July 1st. All submissions are peer reviewed by three person panel.

For further information about applying to Writers in the Heartland, see our website or contact us at