​​​The Salty Quill Writers​ Retreat for Women is pleased to offer three scholarships to the eighth annual Salty Quill Writers Retreat (the spring application period is closed, the fall application is now open). 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 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. 

Scholarship applications for the fall session are now closed. The application deadline was May 30th, with notification sent by or before July 15th. Applications for 2024 will be available in late 2023/early 2024. To be added to the mailing list, please email: retreat@thesaltyquill.com. ​

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.

Scholarships are closed for fall 2023.
​Please check back in late 2023 for 2024 applications.

Salty Quill Scholarships

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