Financial Assistance

Update – August 2017: Information and deadlines specific to the 2018 conference will be posted by year’s end. Meantime, below is general information about financial assistance.

A limited number of grants are available to cover all or part of the conference participation fee, with awards made on the basis of merit and need.

Recipients of grants are automatically also offered community housing with local residents who’ve donated their spare rooms for the conference week. Grant recipients will owe a $50 fee to cover processing and placement costs upon acceptance.

We offer grants at the following levels:

  • Full fee grants: Recipients pay only the $25 reading fee and $50 community housing fee.
  • Half fee grants: Recipients pay the $25 reading fee, $50 community housing fee plus $475.
  • Partial fee grants: Recipients pay the $25 reading fee, $50 community housing fee plus $625.
  • Community grants: Recipients pay the $25 reading fee, $50 community housing fee plus $875.

These general grants are awarded at the discretion of the fiction and poetry staff; the number and amount of grants awarded varies from year to year according to the applicant pool and the funding we have available.