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As part of the District's vision to serve as an incubator for the arts and further our mission of "connecting communities to inspiration for life", the High Plains Library District Foundation (HPLD Foundation) is proud to announce our 2022 Writer in Residence program.

The Goal of the High Plains Library District Foundation's Writer in Residence program is to support the creative process of one writer during a 9-month time period so they may complete a manuscript with the intent to publish. 

The resident's work can be of any style or genre but must be related to the High Plains Library District Service area in subject matter. Applicants must reside within the High Plains Library District boundaries (see map), must be an HPLD cardholder, must be at least 18 years of age, and must be willing to commit to all associated duties of the residency. Applicants may be published or unpublished. 

These duties include:

  • Appear at HPLD events
  • Work with HPLD staff to develop relevant programming
  • Work with social media manager to create online content (blog, posts)
  • Agree to MOU
  • Commit to 9 continuous months in 2021

In order to insure the fairness of our blind judging process, DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON APPLICATION MATERIALS. 

The application will close March 4th at 11:59pm.

Applicants must login to or create a Submittable account to begin the application process. 

More information on the residency can be found at: 


Contact Foundation staff with further questions


(970) 506-8592

Note: Form inputs will not be automatically be saved. Please save your work as needed. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.