Can I send more than 20 pages?
Because of the number of submissions we receive, we cannot read beyond twenty pages, so please follow the guidelines in the application.
Does what I submit in the application need to be what I’m working on at the retreat?
No. You may submit published or unpublished work for the application. Our goal is to see your writing talents and be sure you are a good fit for the retreat.
What are the rooms like?
Rooms vary, yet each one is a separate rustic cottage with a heater and bathroom with shower. We offer double rooms in order to be price-sensitive, though many rooms can accommodate up to four people. Our goal is to provide a peaceful, tranquil space, so even rooms with more beds will only house two people.
Can I bring a friend with me?
No. Because we want this to be a unique experience that fosters community, the retreat is only open to the accepted applicant.
Do you offer financial aide?
We are unable to offer financial aide at this time, but hope to in the future.
Why the $12 application fee?
We want to be sure that the authors who apply are serious about their writing and their intent of attending NCWR.
What are Chelsea’s and Heather’s desert island books?
CL: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner and A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
HL: Ulysses by James Joyce and The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton (and also Max Brooks’ The Zombie Survival Guide because if I’m on a desert island, there’s probably a reason for it).
I’m ready to apply.
Great! Follow the link below!