A house in Detroit or a Goat Dairy?
These two contests offer essay winners an entirely new way of life.
To win a Goat Dairy in Alabama, submit $150 and your best essay (200 words, or less!) by October 1, 2015: http://www.goatdairyessay.com or read more about the story on Mashable.
To win the Write a House contest the entry is a bit more difficult. You must make less that 40,000 dollars a year and, “need to commit to living full-time in the city and to engaging with the literary community of Detroit.” After a two year probationary period the home is signed over to the winning writer. Due date is by June 15.
For those who don’t wish to stay in one place, there is always the Amtrak Residency Program, hopefully they will be announcing the due date for 2016 resident applications soon!