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As a way to pay it forward, Kim Michele has built a tiny home in the wilds of Kentucky to create a writers / artists residency, named Shy Rabbit. Slated completion date spring of 2019.

Shy Rabbit will provide scholarships and a food stipend several times during the year to writers anywhere who seek a contemplative and tranquil place to work and create. A NYC literary and film agent will review and select from the applicants. 

To apply to Shy Rabbit for the Spring 2019 writers scholarship residency:

  •  Write a 200 word summary of your work in progress

  • Write 100 words on how you would utilize the time at Shy Rabbit.

  •  Add another 100 words of why you need this time and space.

  •  Include and paste into the email 5-10 pages of sample writing from your work in progress.

  • Include a short Bio with all contact information

  • Email the above to: theshyrabbit1 @

  • Deadline to apply January 31, 2019

The top 10 entries will be sent to a literary agent in New York, who will choose one winner.

  •      Winner will receive an 8-10 day stay at Shy Rabbit.

  •       A food stipend will be given upon arrival.

  •       Winner will be responsible for transportation.

  •       Only the winner will be allowed to occupy Shy Rabbit during their stay. (Sorry no family or friends)

  •       Winner will be notified in early March and must schedule stay by March 31st and use the scholarship before June 21st.

Applications for Summer residency opens March 15, 2019