Jane Hoppen Residency 2019-20


The Jane Hoppen Residency offers 24x7 access to both the Union Square and Williamsburg locations for six continuous months to one writer. Applicants should be writers of any genre who identify as LGBTQ+ and produce writing that challenges social norms and expectations regarding sexuality, gender, race, and/or class.

Longtime Paragraph member Jane Hoppen was an exceptional writer, colleague, friend, and mentor who wrote at the space every morning without fail. Her decency and dedication had a profound effect on every writer she encountered. Jane challenged traditional notions of sexuality and gender throughout her work. We believe she would have wanted to support emerging writers by providing them a safe and comforting place in which to write. Therefore, we seek emerging writers who exemplify Jane’s values in order to honor her life, work, and contribution to the Paragraph community. 

Next Residency: September 15, 2019-March 15, 2020

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Deadline: July 19, 2019


Jane Hoppen’s fiction appeared in various literary magazines, including Story Quarterly, Feminist Studies, Room of One’s Own, The Dirty Goat, PANK, Western Humanities Review, Gertrude Journal, Platte Valley Review, and Superstition Review. Her first novel, In Between, was published by Bold Strokes Books in December 2013 and was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards for an LGBT Debut Novel and a winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards for Debut Fiction. Her novella, The Man Who Was Not, was published by Bold Strokes Books in June 2014. Her second novel, The Northwoods, was published in 2018. She lived in Brooklyn.

Her books are available here: http://www.janehoppen.com/bold-strokes-books.html


Summer MFA Residency

Open to writers actively enrolled in certain MFA programs in NYC*, the summer MFA residency gives six writers full-time access to Paragraph Union Square and Brooklyn. (Note: if you're actively enrolled in an MFA program, we'll waive the initiation fee for new memberships.)

Become a resident: check back in April for Summer 2020 Residency!



Zabe Bent is a Jamaican-born New Yorker writing speculative fiction and migration stories. She is pursuing an MFA at The New School.


Diehl Edwards is a writer and stone mason living in Red Hook, Brooklyn, currently at work on a memoir about his childhood growing up in rural northern Appalachia. He is pursuing his MFA at Hunter College.


Ashley Flippin is a writer, birth-worker, and New York University MFA candidate from the Natural State.


Kim Gittens is currently working on her thesis as she completes her last year in the creative writing graduate program at the City College of New York.


Danise Malqui is a Peruvian-American writer based in Brooklyn. Danise is earning an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College and is working on a novel and a short story collection related to women and spirituality, one set in contemporary Peru and the other in ancient India.


Robert Paul McAdory is a writer living in Brooklyn. He is pursuing his MFA at Columbia University.


* Hunter, City College, Brooklyn College, The New School, Columbia & NYU