The application period for the 2024 residency is now closed.

The Cornerstone Writer-in-Residence is selected through the following application process:
1. Writer submits application by April 30, 2024
2. Selection Committee reviews applications in May 2024
3. Selection Committee interviews finalists in June 2024 and selects Writer-in-Residence to begin in September 2024

For more information please contact Caroline Mandler, Executive Director & Selection Committee chair at

Is housing included?

Housing is not included with the residency. The Writer-in-Residence will be responsible for securing their own housing.

Do I need to be a resident of Wilton or CT?

No, you do not need to be a resident of Wilton or CT. We welcome applicants from any location. However you will be expected to spend time in-person at the library on a regular basis.

How is the stipend paid?

The $30,000 stipend will be paid in monthly installments beginning in September 2024. The Writer-in-Residence will receive a 1099 at the end of the calendar year.

When will I hear back about my application?

Finalists will be notified in early June 2024. Please refer to the application page for the full timeline.

Where is the office space located?

The Writer-in-Residence will have access to a study room in the Library. The Writer-in-Residence is responsible for securing their own transportation to and from the Library.