Step 2 - Workshop and Writing Samples
Please select your preferred workshop:
Placement in workshops will be based on (1) applicant's preference;
(2) the directors' assessment of applicant's writing sample; and (3)
availability of space in workshops.
You may select more than one workshop if you would like to be considered for placement in
different genres. For example, if you cannot decide between short story or nonfiction, you may
apply to both (submitting a sample for each), but you will only be selected to attend
workshop for the week.
Required format for writing samples:
Page numbers must be consecutive throughout.
Font must be 12 pt Times New Roman.
All prose manuscripts must be double spaced and contain a header or footer with page numbers and author's name.
No extra spacing between paragraphs except that which indicates transitions.
If you submit more than 25 pages prose, the coordinator will cut as necessary.
Do not include title pages or dedications.
You may substitute for your application writing sample a new piece, or a revised version of the original; if you do this, please fill out the appropriate information on your application regarding the new submission.
Limited to 10MB and .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf
Nonfiction file upload 1:
Nonfiction file upload 2:
Novel file upload 1:
Novel file upload 2:
Short Story file upload:
Young Adult Writing file upload 1:
Young Adult Writing file upload 2:
Step 5 - Housing
While many participants will choose to arrange their own accommodations
in local hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts, Eckerd College will
offer a limited number of rooms at the Magnuson Hotel, located
less than two miles from the campus. Eckerd College will provide
a private, complimentary shuttle which will run between the hotel
and campus at designated times throughout the day based on the
conference's schedule of events. Rooms are $74.00 per night, per
person (all taxes included). Rooms are awarded to accepted applicants
on a first-come, first-served basis. When you are notified of your
acceptance, you will be sent instructions on how to complete your
Magnuson Hotel reservation (reservations will be handled by Eckerd
College and a final room list provided to the hotel ). The deadline
for confirming your reservation is December 15, 2014. Scholarship
funds are not available for housing. If you are traveling to the
conference with another accepted participant, you may share a room
and split the cost. Please inform the coordinator in advance if
you plan to share a room, so that the proper reservations are made.
Eckerd College Special Rate at Magnuson Hotel - Rate: $74.00 per night. (Total for entire conference: $592.00)
The Magnuson Hotel has laundry facilities, a restaurant, bar/lounge,
two outdoor pools, hot tub, fitness center and more. This rate
does not include a meal plan. Check-in is: Saturday, January 17, 2015.
Check-out is: Sunday, January 25, 2015.