DATES & DEADLINES

COVID-19 UPDATE:

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. The dates & deadlines found below have been updated for the 2021 application cycle. Applications will reopen in late 2020/early 2021.

All writers interested in attending Kettle Pond should read over the dates below for a sense of what to expect during the application process. For clarity we have broken the timelines into two categories: one for applicants to The Workshops and one for applicants to The Writers’ Residency. Prospective applicants may refer to our Tuition page for information about conference costs and what is included in the price of tuition, as well as discounts we offer to accepted writers who submit their deposits by the early deadline. In addition to early deposit discounts, writers who are accepted for Early Admission are more likely to be placed in their top choice of workshop. Writers in need of financial support to attend the conference should refer to our Fellowships page for additional information.

 

Please note that while applications to both The Workshops and The Writers’ Residency are submitted through the same general Conference Application. Writers requiring fellowship assistance will need additionally need to submit a Fellowship Application.


 

For The Workshops

 

Early Admission Workshop Applicants 

March 7: Early Admission Application Deadline

March 17: Early Applicants Notified of Admission Status

March 31: Early Admission Deposit Deadline

May 16: Final Manuscript Deadline for All Writers Enrolled in Manuscript Workshops: Poetry, Essay, Longform Prose & Genre Fiction*

May 23: Final Manuscripts Distributed*; All Writers Connected with Workshop Groups

 

2nd Round Workshop Applicants

April 25: Final Application Deadline for All Workshops

May 2: 2nd Round Workshop Applicants Notified of Admission Status

May 9: Final Deposit Deadline for All Workshops

May 16: Final Manuscript Deadline for All Writers Enrolled in Manuscript Workshops: Essay, Longform Prose & Genre Fiction*

May 23: Final Manuscripts Distributed*; All Writers Connected with Workshop Groups

 

*While writing samples are required of applicants to the generative workshops (Generative Poetry & Generative Prose), writers accepted to these workshops need not submit final manuscripts. Generative Workshops will be connected via email in advance of the conference and receive any preparatory materials their instructors wish to distribute on the same timeline as writers enrolled in Manuscript Workshops.

 

For The Writers’ Residency

 

Early Admission Residency Applicants

March 7: Early Application Deadline

March 17: Early Applicants Notified of Admission Status

March 31: Early Deposit Deadline

May 23: All Accepted Writers Connected with Fellow Residents & Conference Staff Assigned to the Residency

 

2nd Round Residency Applicants

April 25: 2nd Application Deadline for all Residency Applicants

May 2: 2nd Round Residency Applicants Notified of Admission Status

May 9: Final Deposit Deadline for all Accepted Residents

May 23: All Accepted Writers Connected with Fellow Residents & Conference Staff Assigned to the Residency

 

Extended (Final) Deadline Residency Applicants**

We encourage all writers interested in attending the Writers’ Residency to apply by the 2nd Round Deadline. Some years, dependent on waitlist movement and other factors, there is a limited amount of space remaining or opening up in the Residency program after the 2nd Round Application Deadlines have passed. In these circumstances, Kettle Pond will extend the final application deadline for the residency. Extended-Deadline applicants for the Residency may be accepted on a rolling basis in order of the date of their application. Fellowship funding and deposit deadline extensions of any kind are unlikely to be available to writers applying to the Residency under the Extended-Deadline. In the event that space in the Residency is available after the 2nd Round of Applications, the deadlines for final applications will be as follows:

 

May 15: Final Application Deadline for the Writers’ Residency**

May 19: Extended-Deadline Residency Applicants Notified of Admission Status

May 31: Final Deposit Deadline for all Writers Accepted Under the Extended-Deadline

 

**Information on the Extended Deadline will remain posted until the Writers’ Residency has filled. In the event that the Residency is filled before the Extended Deadline, applications will at that time be closed. (Essentially: As long as the above timeline remains posted, we would still love to see your application/you this summer.) Writers accepted to the Residency under the Extended Deadline will be connected with their fellow residents as staff are able. In the meantime, accepted Residents should contact the conference directly at info@kettlepondwriters.com with any questions they may have.

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