Associates of the Boston Public Library

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Program Objectives

The Associates of the Boston Public Library's Writer-in-Residence program is intended to:

  • Provide an emerging children’s writer with the financial support and office space needed to complete one literary work for children or young adults.
  • Encourage the imagination of young readers, and in so doing, draw attention to the importance of authors and the essential role they perform in nurturing developing minds and furthering our culture.
  • Promote the awareness of the Boston Public Library and its resources, by establishing a living link between the Library and the community.


We are not currently accepting applications. Please check back in early 2021 for details on next year's application. In the meantime, to learn more about the program and meet our alumni visit our webpage.

Associates of the Boston Public Library