November 2015: Application for #AmtrakResidency is Open!

November 2015: Application for #AmtrakResidency is Open!

Over the past year, a diverse group of 24 writers has boarded our cross country trains to traverse the country as part of the Amtrak Residency program. An idea sparked by our customers, the residency offered a select group of writers the chance to experience amazing scenery, an environment that fosters engaging connections and the unique opportunity to explore and be inspired by the diversity of landscapes America has to offer.

With each trip taken a unique story has unfolded. Some covered on social media, others weaved into books waiting to be finished or articles published mid-trip. We have been honored to be a small part of the stories created by our first 24 residents and are excited to announce that the Amtrak Residency program is happening again this year.

The application for the Amtrak Residency program is now open and available here. The application consists of two questions, as well as the opportunity to provide up to a 20 page writing sample. We will select 24 writers to participate in the program this year. Best of luck!