Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

There are presently no open calls for applications.

Admissions Overview

You may apply to the Conference by submitting a sample of original work and an application. All applicants submit an application and their supporting materials online. The application deadline is March 1, 2014. There is a $15 application fee.

There are several ways to apply to the Conference. You will see an overall list below. Those applying for financial aid may choose more than one category. If you would like to be considered for a spot as a general contributor should you not receive a financial aid award, you must submit a general contributor application in addition to the financial aid application.

Acceptance is based on the strength and promise of the writing sample and the Admissions Board's judgment that the applicant will benefit from the Conference. The workshops are designed to accommodate both published writers and those in the early stages of promising careers. For the 2013 Conference, we were able to accept 19% of general contributor applicants; 5% of those who applied for financial aid received an award.

We cannot enroll anyone for less than the full ten days of the Conference. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age.

N.B.: Applicants submit their top choices for workshop leader upon acceptance to the Conference, noting it on the deposit/confirmation form. Participants are then assigned to a workshop based on our commitment to giving all attendees one of their choices.