Salty Quill Writers’ Retreat for Women

McGee Island, ME, United States
Event Date: 
September 7, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2024
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The Salty Quill Writers’ Retreat for Women offers one-week residencies three times a year to twelve poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators who identify as women at McGee Island, a 110-acre private island located three miles east of Port Clyde, Maine. Residents are provided with lodging at a turn-of-the-century oceanfront summer cottage in single- or shared-occupancy rooms, three chef-prepared meals a day, transportation to and from the island, and the opportunity to participate in after-dinner readings and critiques and to wander trails, kayak, or enjoy a sauna. The cost of the retreat is $2,075 to $2,900 depending on the room selection. To apply for a residency from September 7 to September 14 or from September 14 to September 21, e-mail to request a general application form. Applications, which require a 10-page writing sample, are accepted on a rolling basis. One full scholarship is available. To apply for the scholarship, e-mail to request a scholarship application form. The deadline for scholarship applications, which require a 10-page writing sample, a 500-word personal statement, and a financial statement with a $30 application fee, is June 15. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information

Salty Quill Writers’ Retreat for Women, 11 Willow Street, Hull, MA 02045. Pamela Loring, Cofounder and Program Director.