SK Writers/Artists Retreats

» Facilitated Retreat Guidelines

NEW! A week-long Facilitated Retreat will be held July 12-19, 2019. Our annual 3-day Facilitated Retreat will be held November 7-10, 2019.

Please read the guidelines below before submitting your application.

Facilitated Retreat Application Guidelines

Applications should include:
1. The completed application form from the retreat website

2. A cover letter that states: 
         a. Your name, address and phone numbers;
         b. A short description of the type of work to be done at the retreat;
         c. A paragraph or two describing your writing experience;
         d. A paragraph about why you wish to attend the Facilitated Retreat;
         e. Previous retreat stays, if any;
         f. The names and contact information for two references who are familiar with your writing and can attest to your ability to work independently.

3. Sample Manuscript — no more than 10 pages - include a sample of what you will be working on as well as previous work (submit your best work) within the ten page sample. All work will be destroyed after the adjudication process.

Payment is due upon acceptance to the Facilitated Retreat and may be submitted by cheque, PayPal or credit card (phoned in to the SWG office). Non-payment of fees will result in rejection of your application, without exception. A non-refundable late fee of $35 will apply to all applications received after the application deadline, and will be payable at the time of application.

Applications will only be accepted online or by email. Manuscript pages in excess of ten pages will not be processed. Please follow online application procedure as noted on the application form below.

Applicants should note that if space is limited, publication history and previous retreat stays will determine residency, with preference given to those who have not had previous opportunities to attend. Preference will be given to Saskatchewan residents. Applicants who apply by the deadline will be given first consideration although, if there are spaces available, applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the retreat period desired, provided a late fee is paid.

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