We received 427 applications this year from across the United States and nine other countries. The task of selecting the finalists was difficult, given the breadth of talent and unique voices of the applicants; thank you for your words.
Our focus is on supporting emerging writers whose works would most benefit from a residency in March 2023, and toward this end, we are thrilled to announce the names of the Edith Wharton-Straw Dog Writers Guild finalists:
Laura S. Marshall
Nora J. Dillon
Susan McCallum Smith
Towana Deann Wright
The nine 2023 residents will be announced on December 15th.