Applications for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at the 2018 Spring Retreat are now open. Final application deadline, January 15, 2018.
An Exceptional Week of Workshops and Writing Events
Join us February 23-February 28, 2018 at the Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat and work with one of our critically acclaimed writers in an intimate workshop environment limited to five qualified participants. Twenty-six thousand acres of maritime forest, tidal wetlands, and wide beaches on an Atlantic Ocean barrier island to settle the soul and inspire the mind.
WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $2495 tuition covers six days and five nights lodging, meals, writing workshops, one-on-one manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminars, readings and ferried transportation to the island.
NEW EXTENDED STAY OPTION IN FALL & SPRING: We’re always trying to give our writers more of what they want–so beginning this fall, we will offer a three-day, two night extended stay option for those who would like to spend a few more days on the island writing and relaxing after the retreats. Just check the extended stay option at the bottom of the online application form, and we’ll reserve your space.
APPLY ONLINE: Fill in and submit convenient online form below for easy, quick application.
APPLY BY MAIL: email firstname.lastname@example.org to request paper application. Mail completed application form with $25 non-refundable reading fee and $250 tuition deposit to: Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat, 303 E. 58th St., Savannah, GA 31416.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018.
WORKSHOP SELECTION: After our reader selects qualified manuscripts, we use blind lotteries to fill the seats.
PAYMENT POLICY: Every application must be accompanied by $25 non-refundable fee and $250 tuition deposit. Your deposit will be refunded if you withdraw your application before acceptance, or if you’re not accepted into one of the workshops. Tuition balance is payable upon acceptance. Acceptances will be emailed on a rolling bases. Should the balance of the tuition remain unpaid for forty-eight hours after acceptance, your seat will be awarded to another qualified applicant and your $250 deposit will be forfeited. Once you pay in full, the workshop seat is reserved for you. All sales are final.
CANCELLATION POLICY: After you have paid for the workshop, should you have to cancel for any reason, we will exercise our best efforts to find a qualified writer to replace you. If we can do so, we will refund your tuition. If we cannot replace you, we will not refund your tuition payment. The later the cancellation date, the more difficult it is for staff to find a qualified participant. We recognize that emergencies do happen and we will do our best to help you. But we cannot guarantee that we will be able to replace you in the event of a cancellation.