Welcome to the Submittable site for the Key West Literary Seminar. Here, you can submit applications to participate in our Writers' Workshop Program. You can also apply for one or more of the opportunities provided by our Scholarship Program.

You'll find more information about the programs and opportunities we offer on our website, kwls.org. The Writers' Workshop Program main page includes an overview of our program, with links to complete course descriptions and application requirements. Visit our Scholarship Program main page for information about Workshop Financial Assistance, our Emerging Writer Awards, and the Teacher and Librarian Scholarships.

For more information about this and other scholarship opportunities, visit our website.

How to Apply:

Complete the form below, making sure that you have prepared these required materials:

a. Scholarship Request Letter: In approximately 1,000 words, please tell us about yourself as a reader and writer, how you heard about the Writers' Workshop Program, and why you would like to attend. Please tell us about your financial situation and whether or not you would be able to attend without our support.

File name should adhere to the following model: “Lastname_Firstname_cover.doc” and your name should appear at the top-right-hand-corner of the page.

b. Workshop Required Materials: Review the course description for the workshop(s) you wish to participate in and prepare any and all required materials. You will then upload these as part of the application below. No materials are required for workshops marked "open to all."

You may apply for up to two workshops, indicating a first choice and second choice.

c. References:
Please provide the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two additional persons who are familiar with you and your work.

Financial Assistance Deadline:

The priority deadline is July 14, 2017. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis and will continue to offer aid as long as funding remains available.


January 15-19, 2018

For Workshop Description and Instructor Bio, visit our website.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the fields below.
  • Submit a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (new material is preferable)
  • Prepare your submission as a single file (.pdf or .doc format preferred). Include your name and email address at the top right-hand corner of each page. File names should adhere to the format: “Lastname_Firstname.pdf.” 

January 15-19, 2018

For Workshop Description and Instructor Bio, visit our website.

Application Requirements

•  Please complete the fields below and submit a brief letter about your interest in the workshop, a 10-20-page writing sample (double-spaced), and a description of the long-form work in progress or in contemplation, in whatever form is congenial (synopsis, outline, notes, drawings, etc.).

•  Please prepare your submission as a single file (.pdf or .doc format preferred). Include your name and email address at the top right-hand corner of each page. File names should adhere to the format: “Lastname_Firstname.pdf.” 

January 15-19, 2018

For Workshop Description and Instructor Bio, visit our website.

Application Requirements

•  Please complete the fields below and submit a writing sample of three or four poems. Those who have taken a workshop with Collins before, here or elsewhere, are not eligible to apply. 

•  Please prepare your submission as a single file (.pdf or .doc format preferred). Include your name and email address at the top right-hand corner of each page. File names should adhere to the format: “Lastname_Firstname.pdf.” 

January 15-19, 2018

For Workshop Description and Instructor Bio, visit our website.

Application Requirements

•   Please submit a brief letter outlining your desire to take the workshop, including a description of the “thing” you wish to explore (with photos or other documentation, if available), along with a 2-8 page writing sample (fiction or creative nonfiction). All participants will be expected to read works for discussion assigned by the instructor in advance of the workshop.

•  Please prepare your submission as a single file (.pdf or .doc format preferred for text submission). Include your name and email address at the top right-hand corner of each page. File names should adhere to the format: “Lastname_Firstname.pdf.” 

January 15-19, 2018

For Workshop Description and Instructor Bio, visit our website.

Application Requirements

•  Please complete the fields below and submit a writing sample of three or four poems.

•  Please prepare your submission as a single file (.pdf or .doc format preferred). Include your name and email address at the top right-hand corner of each page. File names should adhere to the format: “Lastname_Firstname.pdf.”