If you are a writer working on a first book, or a writer with a second (or third) book looking for a quiet place of your own with no distractions you might want to apply for this residency, which offers a month (November) in a cottage in the hill station of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. This is a lovely, rainy month for residents of this scenic hillstation hometown – conducive to staying in and reading and writing!
As the proprietor is a writer too, she knows how important a clean, well-lighted - and free - room is. You will stay at Mistover, 15 minutes from the town area, with a beautiful view of the Palani Hills mountain range and a picnic bench just by the front door.
To apply, fill in the form and include and attachment with
1) a short description of your work and bio,
2) a brief writing sample (maximum 2000 words) by 22 June th 2016.
The selected writer will be informed by September 1st and will have the opportunity to work on their manuscript with an editor in Penguin Random House India.