Writing Excuses Retreat: Scholarship Deadline!

Last year we announced the first ever Writing Excuses Retreat, and an awesome scholarship to go along with it. We’ve never done an event like this before, but we feel pretty good about it, and we think it will be a big help to a lot of writers, and we don’t want that group to be limited by money. If you’re a good writer, eager to become better, but can’t quite afford a week-long conference, we want to give you our scholarship. But there’s only one week left.

The scholarship application deadline is January 15–just a few days away. If you were thinking about applying but never got around to it, there’s still time! If this is the first you’ve heard of it, jump in and go for it! The application process is involved, because we want to make sure this goes to the right person, but we really think it’s worth it. Read all the application info here (http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/11/05/the-out-of-excuses-writing-retreat-and-the-thats-a-pretty-good-excuse-scholarship/), follow those instructions exactly*, and let’s make this happen.

Good luck!

(*Note: Seriously, follow the instructions exactly. We winnow applicants the way publishers winnow slush…)

16 thoughts on “Writing Excuses Retreat: Scholarship Deadline!”

  1. Do our recommenders have to also meet the Jan. 15th deadline or is there some wiggle room for them? I’m asking because I am coming to the game a little late — eeep!

  2. Out of curiosity, who will be involved in decided which applications are considered? Andwhat’s the process like? Do you widdle down the number of applications until the podcasters make a decision on a final few?

  3. Do the sample pieces need to be from all different works? Or can they be different segments of a book we’re working on, say from various characters’ perspectives?

  4. @Courtney

    It says 1-3 separate pieces. So, whether you count them as 1 piece (since they are from the same book) or 3 pieces (since they are from different places in the book) I’m pretty sure if you’re in the clear. Good Luck!

  5. I’m with Patrick. I have been checking the website every hour since I woke up. What time will the announcement be made?

  6. I saw on everyone’s personal websites that most of the Writing Excuses members are away at conferences this weekend.
    I wonder if they’ll have enough time to declare the winner today?

    The suspense is killing me, too!

  7. Maybe as a boon to self confidence for the privileged few’s self esteem, you guys could list your top five or ten considerations along with the winner?

  8. I get the feeling that the winner has already been contacted. Maybe they sent him/her an email and dont want to make the announcement until he/she has responded.

  9. Well, darn! That counts me out. Congrats to the recipient! Hope he or she finds out soon!

  10. Mary,

    Thanks for the clarification. And thanks for the contest. It helped me be motivated to put together a final piece and hone my skills. I hope you do the writing retreat next year! Thanks for all you and the others do.

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