A look at contests that, in addition to cash prizes, award residencies, retreats, and introductions to agents, among other unique opportunities.
Mystery writer Dana Stabenow supports female-identifying and nonbinary writers with a new residency in Homer, Alaska, inspired by the retreat that changed her life.
The author of The House on Mango Street on the origins and impact of the Macondo Writers Workshop, which has brought together writers who are activists for twenty-five years.
Ten of the best retreats, workshop programs, conferences, and festivals for emerging writers across the country.
Twenty-two writers, including Alexander Chee and Rebecca Makkai, offer their personal take on the best retreats for productivity, motivation, networking, and more.
After twenty-two years as the executive director of the MacDowell Colony, Cheryl A. Young discusses the future of the prestigious residency program.
The author of Don’t Call Us Dead on the retreat in Austerlitz, New York.
The author of The Loss of All Lost Things on the retreat in Cassis, France.
The author of Pure Hollywood on the retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The author of Sweetness #9 on the retreat in Red Wing, Minnesota.