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Application & Guidelines

Master Class & Residency: July 11-22, 2018 (12 days)

Workshops: July 11-15, July 18-22 or July 11-22, 2018 (12-day or 5-day option)

ApplicationsMaterials | Guidelines | Deadlines 


Materials to Submit:

  • Applications are done through our online form. Please make sure you have all your documents collected and ready for uploading before you begin to make the process as easy as possible. Please include your last name in your file name (ex: LastNamesubmission.doc or LastNamepersonalstatment.pdf).
  • Acceptance to a workshop is based primarily on the promise of your writing sample. See guidelines below. 
  • Secondary consideration is also given to an indication of how you will benefit from the experience of joining us.
  • Please submit  10 pages of poetry, single-spaced,  or  10-20 pages of prose, double-spaced, in the genre to which you’re applying. The sample should be in 12-point font with your name on each page. Writing samples can be uploaded as PDFs or Word docs. For Children's Literature, visit their guidelines page.


Guidelines for Application Form:

    • Date of birth: All applicants, including non-credit, must be at least 18 years of age and must provide their DOB to register for the course. We also need this information for registration and drink/food purposes.
    • Workshop Preferences: Please mark your first, second and third choices. If you would like to take a workshop in both sessions, you must submit two applications. 
    • Staying on Campus: We recommend that you stay on campus in order to immerse yourself in the experience. The schedule is packed with events all day and every evening.



Currently, we only offer scholarships to those accepted to workshops.  While we do not offer complete scholarships, we do offer substantial scholarships for those who meet the criteria.

  • If applying for funding, your statement of purpose should be 500 words or less.
  • If applying for funding, please arrange for a recommender to send a letter attesting to the strength of your work and your level of commitment. The letter should be addressed to:

Southampton Writers Conference
239 Montauk Hwy
Southampton, NY 11968


  • Workshop Applications: Rolling admission after April 15, where space available.
  • Lecture Series and  Residency: June 15

Early application is encouraged, as workshop space is limited. Notification of acceptance will begin after March 15th. After that date, acceptances will ordinarily be emailed within four weeks. Scholarship applications received after March 1st will be considered on a rolling basis if space and funds are available.

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