Check back in early 2017 for our online application form and specific dates and guidelines for the 37th conference, July 23-28, 2017.

Meantime, below is general information about the application process.

Application Guidelines

Enrollment in each poetry and fiction workshop is limited. Acceptance is based on:

  • Submission of a qualifying manuscript (10-15 pages of fiction, or five poems). For more guidance on manuscript submission, view our FAQs.
  • A brief statement of no longer than 500 words describing your background as a writer and your interest in the conference.

Past Participants

If you have been accepted to the conference twice in the past five years and are not applying for financial assistance, you do not need to submit a qualifying manuscript. You should complete the online form, but will not need to supply a reading fee.

If you are a past participant and are applying for financial assistance, you must submit a qualifying manuscript and pay the reading fee.