​​​​​​​​​​The Salty Quill

Salty Quill Scholarships

​​​​​The Salty Quill Writers​ Retreat for Women is pleased to offer three scholarships for the Salty Quill Writers Retreat in 2024. Each session offers one scholarship, which 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, with special attention given to writers with financial need. We encourage applications from historically underrepresented and marginalized writers, women over 50, LGBTQIA writers, and BIPOC writers. 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, and those who otherwise could not afford to attend. 


Fall scholarship applications are available upon request once the application period is open. If you're on the mailing list, you'll receive notification when scholarship applications are available. Write retreat@thesaltyquill.net to be added to the mailing list, to request a scholarship application or to request a general application. General (paid spot) applications are filled on a rolling basis. The Spring Scholarship period is closed. 


​To be added to the mailing list, please email: retreat@thesaltyquill.com. ​


Please note: the retreat continues to abide by by covid safety protocols, including up-to-date covid vaccinations and testing before and after arrival. 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.

The Fall Scholarship application period is open, with a deadline of June 5, 2024 and notification by August 1.  Spring Scholarship application period is closed. 

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