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Conference Tuition 

Long-form Workshops — $1,950*

Novel, Story Collection, Poetry Collection & CNF Full Manuscript


Short-form Workshops — $1,350*

Short Story, Poems, Generative Poetry & Essay 


Writers’ Residency — $850*


*Please note that tuition includes campus housing and meals for the duration of the conference. Writers interested in on-campus camping or who plan to arrange off-campus housing should contact the conference directly for reduced pricing information.

Application Fees

Kettle Pond Writers’ Conference is committed to creating opportunities for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend a summer workshop or residency. As such, we will never charge an application fee. 

Payment Deadlines

Please see our application and fellowship pages for information on payment deadlines.

Fellowship Information

The Kettle Pond Writers’ Conference is committed to offering need-based fellowship assistance to writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. Standard tuition amounts vary depending on the conference track that individual writers apply to. Accordingly, fellowship assistance will vary based on the need of the writer applying in relationship with the cost of the workshop they are applying to. Workshop costs are listed below. Tuition to the Kettle Pond Writers’ Conference covers room and board for all conference attendees, all conference events, as well as participation in workshops for writers not applying for the Writers’ Residency.

Fellowships are not intended to serve as measures of prestige or to reflect the merit of a writer’s work, but are meant to expand and strengthen our writing community by creating greater access. Requests for fellowship assistance should be made according to what the writer is able to pay to attend, and amounts of assistance will be awarded in the form of a portion of tuition which is waved. Kettle Pond does not offer fellowships in specific amounts, but determines the amount of fellowship assistance offered depending on the cost of the workshop or residency to which the writer is applying to attend, availability of both overall fellowship funds and space in the the workshop or residency, and the strength of the writer’s fellowship application. We respectfully ask that all fellowship applicants to be candid and thoughtful in their requests for financial support to ensure we are able to support as many writers as possible.

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