Conferences & Writing Workshops & Fellowships

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Conferences We Like


Aloha Writers Conference


Frost Place

Gettysburg Review Conference

NAPA Valley Writers’ Conference

NewPages Conference List – look here for a good list

Palm Beach Poetry Festival

P&W Conference List – always a valuable resource

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Studios of Key West

Tin House Writer’s Workshop

Tupelo Conference

University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop

Vermont Studios

Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference

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Writing Workshops We Recommend


After Literature – poetry forum with portfolios


April Ossman

Bear and Sage (Dream Horse Press)


Critique Circle – online writing forum

Dzanc Creative Writing Mentorships


Gotham – online classes

Internet Writing Workshop (IWW)

Jan Beatty

Judith Skillman

Kelli Russell Agodon

Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop

Kim Addonizio

Poetry Circle

Poets’ Graves  – A great British poetry forum

Ruth Schwartz

Susan Browne

Wild poetry forum – a superb American forum

Zoetrope (Francis Ford Coppola) – good for story and script forums

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Amy Clampitt Residency (Aug 1 deadline)

Andrew Forest Writers’ Residency in Oregon (Dec 1 deadline)

Axton Fellowship at the University of Louisville (Jan 15 deadline)

Baltic Writing Residency in Lativa (December 15 deadline)

Blue Mountain Center (Feb 1 deadline)

Bucknell Stadler (Oct 1 deadline)

Center for Fiction (NYC residents only, Jan 24 deadline)

Constance Saltonstall Fellowships in Ithaca NY (check for summer residency deadlines)

Emerging Poets Fellowship Program at the Poets House in NYC (December 1)

Emory Post Grad Fellowship (Nov 16 deadline)

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence in Orlando (April 1 deadline)

James Jones First Novel Fellowship at Wilkes University (March 1 deadline)

James Merrill Writer in Residence in Connecticut (Jan 15 deadline)

Japan Writing Residency (Feb 1 deadline)

Kenyan Review Fellowship (Feb 28 deadline)

Kresge Arts in Detroit (Feb 1 deadline)

Loft McKnight Fellowships (Oct 26 deadline)

MacDowell (Jan 15 and April 15 deadline)

The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers at Columbus State University (April 1 deadline)

National Endowment for the Arts (even years: nf and fic, odd years: poetry – Feb 28 deadline)

Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship at Colgate (Jan 15 deadline)

PEN Center Emerging Voices (Aug 12 deadline)

Philip Roth Residence at Bucknell (Jan 31 deadline)

Posen Foundation Fiction Fellowship (Jan 15 deadline)

Princeton Fellowships (Oct 1 deadline)

The Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship at Gilman in Baltimore (Dec 11 deadline)

Steinbeck Fellowship at San Jose University (Jan 1 deadline)

Thornton Writer Residency at Lynchburg College (Oct 15 deadline)

Vermont Studio (throughout year, check site for deadline)

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA deadlines: Jan 15, May 15, & Sept 15)

Wallace Stegner (Stanford) Fellowship (Dec 1 deadline)

Wisconsin Fellowship (Feb 28 deadline)

Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY (2 weeks between May to Feb., Jan 1 deadline)

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