You have two months to apply for Jack Straw's 2016 Writers Program. Don't know what that is? I'll let them explain:

Twelve writers, selected by an invited curator, create new work during the residency to be presented through live readings, recorded interviews, a published anthology, and as podcasts on our web site. Participants also receive professional training in voice and microphone technique, performance and delivery, and interviews.

Previous Jack Straw writers include Rebecca Hoogs and David Schmader. And this year's program curator is local poet Karen Finneyfrock, who is both an excellent writer and a brilliant reader of her own work, which means that if she selects you for the program, you know you've got something special going on with your bad self. You literally have nothing to lose. Go apply today, and then spend the next two months thinking about all the ways you'll be able to share your work with a solid year of Jack Straw's training.