February 10, 2016

Writers need time to not only write but also think and edit. How does spending two weeks or a month in beautiful Austerlitz, New York (upstate), and focusing on your writing sound? The Millay Colony for the Arts now accepts applications twice annually: October. 1 and March 1. The Millay Colony offers two-week (in June and Septemeber) and month long residencies between April and November. Whil...

November 25, 2014

Picture a sprawling farmhouse tucked into a green slope halfway up the side of Mount Subasio National Park, a sparsely populated hiker’s paradise overlooking the ancient fortified town and UNESCO site of Assisi, Italy. Nearby, a remade open barn that once housed animals and farming equipment now bursts with paint-studded wooden tables, collapsed easels, Bunsen burners, outdoor sinks, and any numbe...

November 17, 2014


Writers everywhere are always looking for the means to hunker down and sit themselves at their desks and get to work. To help motivate our readers and submitters, we’ll be spreading the word about competitions hosted by other journals, contests right here at Iron Horse, as well as some terrific residencies.


To kick it off the series of blog posts, let's start with the Time and Place Prize, in Gou...

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