MVICW Writing Contest

UntitledWriters! The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (MVICW) is a stunning writing conference that takes place (well, obviously!) on Martha’s Vineyard, and each year they bring in absolutely stellar faculty—it’s one of the coolest writing and community experiences I’ve ever been a part of. Period.

I’m delighted to be the fiction judge for the inaugural MVICW Writing Contest, alongside uber-talent and fantastic human being Marcus Wicker (who will be judging poetry). Prizes will cover tuition and lodging for this summer’s program. So, check it out, pass it along, and teachers, tell your students.

I really can’t recommend the MVICW enough. Details below, and on the MVICW website.

Contest Details

Two First Prizes: $1500 (Tuition and Lodging for the Week): Poetry and Fiction
Runner up: $500 each (Towards Tuition): Poetry and Fiction

We are thrilled to offer the first annual competition to win a spot at The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.  The competition is open to anyone who will be 18 years or older as of July 2016. Two winners (one in poetry and one in fiction) will receive the full retreat package, including tuition and lodging. Two second prize winners (one in poetry and one in fiction) will receive $500 towards the cost of tution and lodging. For full details click on the “enter contest” button above or go to to read about our program and guidelines.

About the MVICW

The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing was founded in order to give writers the opportunity to develop their craft among established authors. The Institute offers a comprehensive week-long focus on writing, providing writers with the necessary time to devote to their art, in the idyllic setting of the Vineyard. Each summer, we invite award-winning authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty from around the country to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with individuals, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing. Our goal is to make the writing program experience a personal one that aids in building a writing community, establishing friendships with other writers, and offering contacts in the industry. Participants include individuals of varying ages and writing abilities, from published writers to skilled beginners. We hope you will join us this summer!

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