Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until retreat is filled to capacity. Spots are limited, so we encourage you to submit the application as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.


In addition to the application, please submit a writing sample that reflects the type of project you will pursue during the retreat:


  • Writing samples should be submitted as a PDF.

  • Length should be the equivalent of no more than 20 pages (about 5,000 words)

  • Format as a double-spaced manuscript (in Times New Roman 12-point font, with one-inch margins on all sides of the page).

  • Please submit a portion of a novel or full-length work of fiction that represents recent, polished work.

  • We prefer first chapters, but if you feel another excerpt is a better representation of your work, you may submit it with a synopsis (no more than a short paragraph) of the story so far—only as much as a reader would need to understand the submitted text. 


Please only submit what is requested. Additional support materials (e.g., peer endorsements or reviews) will not be considered.


For technical assistance during the application process, contact with the subject line “Elixir application.”

Will you be requesting a single room or a double? (Single rooms are an additional flat fee of $200 for the week)
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