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Friday, March 13, 2020

After monitoring developments related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the difficult decision has been reached to cancel the 2020 Writers’ Conference; accordingly we have suspended our call for applications. We are currently working on planning our 2021 Conference. Please see our Home Page and continue to check our website for more details. Information on applying to the conference found below, as well as on our Dates & Deadlines page, have been updated for the 2021 admissions cycle. Applications will reopen in late 2020/early 2021.

All applicants to The Workshops and The Writers’ Residency at Kettle Pond may apply through the same application form. The Writers’ Residency program is available to writers working in all genres and includes all conference events except workshops. Please note that, while the conference schedule only allows for enrollment in one workshop, writers may apply to multiple workshops, or to a workshop and the residency, through a single application. Deposits and final enrollment decisions need only be made following formal notification of a writer’s acceptance to the conference.


Prospective applicants are encouraged to refer to our Sample Schedule, FAQ, descriptions of The Workshops and The Writers’ Residency, as well as our application dates & deadlines page for more information on the conference and the application and notification process.


A short Writing Sample is required of all applicants to The Workshops.Guidelines for the sample can be found in the Conference Application. The Writers’ Residency does not require a Writing Sample to apply. Writers requiring fellowship assistance will additionally need to submit a Fellowship Application to be considered for funding. Writers in need of funding should refer to our Fellowships page for more information.


The Kettle Pond Writers’ Conference encourages writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience to apply and is committed to never charging an application fee. 

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