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Colgate Writers' Conference - Fees and Fellowships

Colgate values its conference enough to support it generously. Everyone who is invited to participate is effectively the recipient of a fellowship.
More, the university makes available additional fellowships to those who most need them. Why? Because it is proud of what the conference and its people have accomplished (and shared through their publications), and so it is proud to share its resources with the conference as well.

Fees

Residential Students
Tuition, room, and board
  • Creative nonfiction intensive: $1,595*
  • Novel intensive: $1,595*
  • Poetry: $1,095
  • Short fiction: $1,095
*Please note that submissions longer than 60,00 words (~200 pages) are an extra $100 per extra 30,000 words (~100 pages).
Writers' Retreat
Room and board
  • Retreat: $695
Day Students
Tuition and partial board (lunch and dinner)
  • Creative nonfiction intensive: $1,345*
  • Novel intensive: $1,345*
  • Poetry: $845
  • Short fiction: $845
*Please note that submissions longer than 60,00 words (~200 pages) are an extra $100 per extra 30,000 words (~100 pages).

Fellowships and Discounts

Fellowships

Fellowships are available to help some participants defray the cost of attendance. Because funds are limited and we try to help as many applicants as possible, we limit fellowship awards to $100 - $600. Typically, larger fellowships are reserved for the intensive workshops. If you wish to apply, please check the box on your application form. You will be asked to supply an explanation and estimate of your need after you submit your manuscript.
Discounts
  • Colgate University and conference alumni receive an automatic $100 discount on the workshop of their choice.
  • If you submit your deposit on or before March 15, you will receive a $50 discount on the workshop of your choice.
(Please note that these discounts cannot be applied to our Writers' Retreat program since it doesn't include a workshop.)