Notice: For those who need a little extra time to get in their application we are extending our deadline to November 27, 2016. We’re creatives after all and deadlines can come up on us quickly. (FAQ: Does my sponsoring teacher need to send letter? No, just add your sponsoring teacher’s name in the area on form which asks for it.)
NEYWC letter-2016-2017 Information for Teachers, Schools, and Applicants
The date for The 33nd Annual New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf has been set for May 18 – 21, 2017.
The 2017 Conference fee is $375.00 per student which covers the cost of the conference as well as meals and housing for students during the conference.
We ask faculty sponsors to guide their students through the application process using the online service Submittable. You will find the form on our website. As the sponsoring teacher you can submit all of your student’s applications through your own submittable account. Once you finish submiting an application you can go back to the start and submit the next student application. This is helpful if students don’t have access to a computer or to a credit card or paypal account. Or students can create their own account if they do not already have one; this is free to do. You or they will need to upload their 1-page of writing. We are accepting applications between October 10 and November 17, 2016.
New this year: we will be offering one workshop for students with a special interest in writing about the outdoors, sponsored by the Outdoor Writers’ Association of America. If you would like to be considered for this workshop, please write “OWAA workshop” in the Notes field of the application.
Scholarships: This year we are pleased to announce that we are able to offer a small number of partial need-based scholarships. Students interested in being considered for a need-based scholarship need to send a letter from their school confirming that they receive some form of financial aid such as free or reduced lunches (in public schools) or a need based scholarship (in private schools) to the address above.
Teachers. Once again, we ask your help in making this opportunity known among your enthusiastic and talented student writers. Teachers should encourage juniors and exceptional sophomore writers who show commitment to their writing to apply. Each high school in New England, New York and beyond may select no more than five student applications; we will accept no more than two to come to the conference. Students who have attended previously may not reapply. If some of your students are not able to meet the application or conference costs, we hope that your school can aid those accepted to the Conference by providing financial assistance. All sponsoring teachers will be eligible to apply to be a chaperone. Applications will be available in February 2017.
ALL sponsoring teachers are eligible to apply to be one of 25 chaperones. If you are interested (this is not mandatory), we invite you to apply to be a chaperone. Duties include supervising eight to twelve students in a dorm area and leading these students in informal group readings. You also get to participate in all the Conference activities: readings, craft classes, and your own writing workshop with a writer. The fee of $350.00 will cover the cost of meals and housing. Chaperone applications will be available on our website or contact me to have one sent directly.
The New England Young Writers’ Conference
Attn: Karla Van Vliet
217 Adirondack House,
Middlebury, VT 05753