Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers, The

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Jun 4 - Jun 9, 2014


TUITION / COST:$850 (includes continental breakfast, box lunch, and opening reception, and farewell barbecue dinner on Sunday night)
Two partial scholarships ($350) are awarded in each genre. Applications for scholarships must be received by April 12, 2013.

CONTACT: Hope Maxwell Snyder
PHONE: 301-331-1351

Five-day conference with small (maximum of ten participants) workshops focused on the critique of work-in-progress.

The conference features award-winning faculty teaching four three-hour critique-based workshops in the participant's genre of choice (poetry, fiction, or nonfiction). Other offerings include: craft talks, Q&A discussions on publishing, individual manuscript consultation with an editor from The Gettysburg Review, evening readings and book signings, and an open-mic for participants.

We offer on-campus housing in private, air-conditioned rooms for an additional $350.

All registrants receive a one-year subscription (or subscription renewal) to the Gettysburg Review, a quarterly journal of art and literature.


Featured Writers Include:

Lee K. Abbott (fiction), Rebecca McClanahan (nonfiction), Stanley Plumly and Sidney Wade (poetry)


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Gettysburg College
300 N. Washington Street
Pennsylvania, United States

The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers

The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers is held during the first full week of June on the campus of Gettysburg College. Our goal is to create a multigenerational, multicultural community for adult writers of all levels, and to offer conference participants the opportunity to work with and learn from established, passionate, award-winning writers who are committed to innovative teaching and mentoring. We invite you to help us create this community in the bucolic, convivial, and historic setting of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The conference features four days of small (limited to ten participants), three-hour, single-genre workshops in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Other activities include craft talks, editorial panels; private manuscript consultations with an editor from The Gettysburg Review; readings by conference faculty and staff; an open-mic night for participants; and a farewell barbecue dinner.

Conference faculty for 2014 are Lee K. Abbott (fiction), Rebecca McClanahan (nonfiction), and Stanley Plumly and Sidney Wade (poetry).

Application packets are available online or by e-mailing For more information, please call conference coordinator Hope Maxwell Snyder at 301-331-1351.

Evening readings by faculty are always free and open to the public.