I promised some fellow authors and artists I'd blog on residencies I recommend--yet there are so many and they're all different. So I'll tell you where I'll be applying this year, and I'll tell you why. For a comprehensive list of residencies, visit Poets & Writers and specify residencies. It's searchable by state and cost, which is fabulous.
Here's the list for my next year in no particular order with my (highly personal) reasoning: