Poets & Writers recently published a piece titled “Uncommon Contests: Nineteen Literary Awards With Prizes Beyond the Ordinary” by Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, which spotlights Civitella as the host of residencies associated with the Academy of American Poets’ First Book Award and the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize. “Civitella Ranieri, a fifteenth-century castle that was the historic home to generations of the Ranieri family, [is] located atop a hill in the Umbria region of Italy… the retreat attracts artists from around the globe for focused work time in its singular setting. [Artists] wander the castle’s wooded slopes and garden and eat its chefs’ renowned regional fare…” Read the full article here.