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Apply to the Writers' Conference

Workshop Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
Writers' Retreat Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
APPLY NOWAfter completing the application, please e-mail a writing sample (four to six poems, a short story, or up to 25 pages from a larger work) to writersconference@colgate.edu.

Timeline for Applicants

  • March 30, 2019: Applications are due for all workshops. (If any workshops have open spots after this date, we will continue rolling admissions through April 20 for those workshops.)
  • April 2, 2019: We will confirm workshop assignments and fellowship awards.
  • April 12, 2019: Nonrefundable 50% deposits are due.
  • April 15, 2019: We will begin contacting people on our waitlist to fill any remaining workshop spots.
  • April 20, 2019: We will close applications for all workshops.
  • May 3, 2019: Manuscripts and final payments for workshops are due.
  • May 15, 2019: Applications for our writers' retreat are due.
  • May 24, 2019: Final payments for the writers' retreat are due.
  • June 16, 2019: The conference begins!