2017 Juried Workshops

Juried Workshop application deadline is February 28, 2017. The application process will open in mid-December. Please carefully review the manuscript guidelines before applying.


There is a $30 application fee for the juried workshops. This helps cover the cost of paying a professional jury of readers to evaluate the manuscripts anonymously. Upon acceptance, participants will be asked to pay their tuition in full by April 21.



$1,375 – includes 5 mornings of workshops, all public panels, private agent/editor meetings, opening reception and lunches, plus access to discounted lodging. 

Scroll down for further details on what is included in tuition as well as financial assistance information.


2017 Non-Juried Workshops

Non-juried workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. On the registration form, you will be asked to provide contact information and submit payment for the full tuition. You do not need to submit a manuscript.

Beginning Writing: $1,375  — REGISTER
Readers’ Retreat (3 days): $375 — REGISTER

Tuition for all 5-day writing workshops includes:

Faculty instruction and materials
A pass to all of the public panels throughout the week
Lunches Monday through Friday
Access to discounted lodging rates at our conference site, The Gant
Two professional consultations with agents and editors*
Opening and closing night receptions
Social activities such as hikes, open mics, and informal gatherings

*Consultations are only open to juried workshop participants. 

3-day Readers’ Retreat tuition includes:

Faculty instruction
A reading packet to be distributed a month in advance of the Retreat
A pass to the public events Monday-Wednesday
Opening reception
Access to discounted lodging rates at our conference site, The Gant
Lunches Monday through Wednesday
Social activities such as hikes and informal gatherings


Financial Assistance

We are currently offering need-based financial assistance for juried workshops and the beginning writing workshop. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please e-mail Marie Chan by February 28th for consideration. 

Financial aid decisions will be included in the general notification to juried workshop applicants. These notifications will be sent out by April 7. Non-juried financial aid applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.

Financial assistance recipients are responsible for roughly 50% of our full tuition fee. Instead of the $1375 normal rate, recipients’ tuition will be $700.