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Salty Quill Scholarships

​​The Salty Quill Writers​ Retreat for Women is pleased to offer three scholarships to the eighth annual Salty Quill Writers Retreat (one scholarship in the spring and two in the fall). Each scholarship includes accommodations, all meals, and boat transportation from Port Clyde, ME to McGee’s Island and back again. All the scholarship recipient needs to do is get herself to Port Clyde, ME. 

The scholarship award is based primarily on your writing sample. Special attention is given to writers with financial need. We encourage applications from historically underrepresented and marginalized writers, women over 50, LGBTQIA writers, and WOC. No recommendations are necessary. We hope to attract writers who would benefit from the kind of uninterrupted time and space achievable at McGee Island, alongside a supportive community of fellow writers. 

Scholarship application fee is $30. Applicants must apply for each week's scholarship separately. Applications for the spring session are available — the application deadline for the spring session (March 13th) has passed. Notifications will be sent by mid-April. Scholarship applications for the fall session will be available in mid to late April. Please email after April 1 if you would like to apply for the fall. The fall scholarship deadline is June 15th, with notification sent by or before early August. To apply, please email: retreat@thesaltyquill.com for an application form.

Please note: once again, our fingers are crossed covid19 will not interrupt plans and that we can safely hold the retreat providing all abide by covid safety protocols. Also, due to the remoteness of the location, if you have health concerns, severe allergies or other concerns that may impact your attendance, please contact us before applying to assure that we can accommodate you. If you become ill with anything potentially contagious during the retreat, regrettably, you will be asked to leave.

For a look at our wonderful past Salty Quill Scholarships recipients, please visit Salty Quill Scholarship Recipients. We hope you'll consider joining them.

d​​Scholarships are closed for spring 2023.

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