We welcome applications from writers of all backgrounds and experiences!

Registration for our October 2018 Idlewild Writers Retreat is currently full.* But there are lots of opportunities to be a part of one of our Idlewild Writers Retreats in 2019! We are already planning retreats for the spring, summer, and fall of 2019. Make sure you stay in the loop: sign up for our mailing list here.

*Are you a writer based in the Northeast Connecticut area? We have space for one more local writer at our October 2018 retreat. Interested in joining us? You can send in your application using the form below.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. To apply, simply complete the Statement of Interest form below. This form includes two short written reflections, one about your interest in the Idlewild Writers Retreat, and the other about your engagement in community. We do not require a writing sample or a project description. We understand that creativity is a fluid process, and that your creative projects may fluctuate between now and October.

In order to be considered for early registration rates, you must submit your Statement of Interest before the early registration deadline.

After we receive and review your Statement of Interest, we will follow up with you directly to discuss next steps.