Great River Writers Retreat

Rock Island, Illinois, United States


Details
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2022

Residency

APPLICATION DEADLINE:May 31, 2022
TUITION / COST:$15 application fee
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Ryan Collins
PHONE: 3097327330
EMAIL: mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org
WEBSITE: http://www.mwcqc.org/contests/writers-retreat/

The Great River Writers Retreat winner is selected from an applicant pool of writers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin across multiple genres, and allows the winner to spend a week working on a specific writing project they have underway.

The Great River Writers Retreat winner is selected from an applicant pool of writers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin across multiple genres, and allows the winner to spend a week working on a specific writing project they have underway.

Currently, our plan is to host the winning writer for a residency at the Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, Illinois (including a travel stipend, and an invitation to read to the literary community of the Quad Cities) from August 29 – September 4, 2022. If COVID restrictions at The Benet House will not allow for this time frame, MWC will work with the winner to reschedule another time in the coming year.

The application must include the following:

1. Cover page

2. Proof of residence in IL, IA, MN, or WI (valid photocopy of driver’s license, current utility bill, etc.). Sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers and Driver’s License numbers, can be redacted.

3. Short bio, listing publications and any relevant work experience (100 words max)

4. Statement describing the project you intend to work on and what goals to your project are you hoping to achieve while at Great River Writer’s Retreat (500 words max)

5. 10-page sample of your work (poets: 10 pages of poetry, one poem per page; fiction and nonfiction writers: 10 pages of a short story, essay, novel excerpt or other work, accompanied by a brief synopsis if necessary) Work sample should be in 12 pt. font, Times New Roman). The work sample should be taken from writing done within the last 3 years.

**Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021**

You can pay the application fee online at the MWC website, pay over the phone with a credit card by calling us at 309-732-7330, or via USPS. If paying by check, please make payable to: Midwest Writing Center

Applications should be sent only via email to the address below

(.doc, .docx, .pdf file types only, please):

GRWRSubmissions@gmail.com

Winner will be notified June 28th.

Generously sponsored by Dr. Nicolas Shammas in collaboration with the Midwest Writing Center


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

N/A


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Location

c/o RIPL
401 19th St.
Rock Island
Illinois, United States
61201



Midwest Writing Center

Mission: Fostering appreciation of the written word, supporting and educating its creators.

Tag line: Write more light into your life.

The Midwest Writing Center helps writers develop their craft, find audiences, and participate in a writing community where they can learn and grow in a supportive environment. Through public readings, workshops, critiques groups, contests, publications, and partnerships, MWC enriches the community with its emphasis on literary arts and education, supporting and encouraging writers and readers to take on a writing habit that will enrich both their appreciation of the written word and enhance their own quality of life.