Scholarship For Writers: The Iceland Writers Retreat 2018

Oct 6, 2017by Miriam David0

The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award is offering talented writers in need of financial support the opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2018.


You should be aged 18 or over on April 11, 2018.

The candidate(s) has to demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award.

You do not need to be a professional writer, however, you should be serious about the craft and also be interested in developing their skills and contacts.

Your writing interests should fit well with the faculty for the 2018 retreat (i.e. literary fiction, non-fiction, memoir). For example, if you are primarily a poet, you should state this clearly in your application about why attending workshops that focus on literary fiction and non-fiction will be beneficial to you.

What does this award cover?

Applicants can apply for either full or partial funding. Full funding covers all participation in the Iceland Writers Retreat, including accommodation. The scholarship also includes round-trip flights to Iceland.

Partial funding covers only participant fees.

It is advisable that you apply for the most suitable category for you, as if you apply for full funding you are very unlikely to be considered for a partial award.


Deadline for applications is Tuesday, 31 October, 2017. Midnight. Click here to apply. Recipients will be announced on the 4th of December, 2017.


Get more information here.

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