Welcome to the Submittable site for Key West Literary Seminar. Here, you can submit applications to participate in our Writers' Workshop Program; and/or apply for the opportunities provided by our Scholarship Program or Young Writers Studio.

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 opportunity, please visit our website.

Eligibility:

The program is open to any student in Monroe County who will be starting their sophomore, junior, or senior year in the fall of 2019. Local students who are home-schooled or from other unconventional backgrounds are equally encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Complete the form below, and upload an application letter of no more than 650 words (minimum 500 words). We highly recommend that you apply by the priority deadline of May 1. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and space is limited.

Application Letter: 

  • Introduce yourself. Explain why you want to be a part of this program. What makes you a great candidate? What in the description of Young Writers Studio sounds intriguing to you?
  • Describe your relationship to reading and writing. Please tell us what has been your favorite thing (novel, poem, short story, graphic novel, children’s book, anything) you have ever read and why.
  • Tell us about your relationship to Key West. What do you love about this area and landscape the most? Do you have a favorite place you can tell us about, or a favorite aspect of life here?

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

Suggestions:

  • Feel free to address these questions in whatever order makes the most sense to you, and creates a logical and good flow.
  • Be yourself. Your letter should be casual and relaxed. Don’t be afraid to give us a sense of your personality and be completely honest.
  • Remember that detail, description, and sharing quick anecdotes or examples can help make your writing fun and relatable. 
  • Also remember that editing for typos and small errors helps show that you care and are trying to make the best first impression.

Questions?

If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact Katrin Schumann: kschumann@kwls.org / 305-293-9291

January 13-17, 2020


For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.


REQUIREMENTS

This is a mixed levels workshop — it is open to writers of all levels, and requires no advance writing submission in the application. 

• To be considered for the program, please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any. 

•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance.

•  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full. We will continue to accept applications after the class fills up, in the event of cancellations.

January 13-17, 2020

For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.
 

REQUIREMENTS

This is a mixed levels class — it is open to writers and readers of all levels, and requires no advance writing submission in the application. Note that this is not a traditional writers’ workshop where student work will be the focus, but a readers’ workshop where the texts under discussion are by various published authors.


•  To be considered for the program, please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any. 


•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance.

January 13-17, 2020


For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.


REQUIREMENTS
This is a mixed levels workshop — it is open to writers of all levels, and requires no advance writing submission in the application. 


•  To be considered, please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any. 


•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance.

January 13-17, 2020


For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.


REQUIREMENTS
This is a mixed levels workshop — it is open to writers of all levels, and requires no advance writing submission in the application. 


•  To be considered, please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any. 


•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance.

January 13-17, 2020


For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.


REQUIREMENTS
This is a mixed levels workshop — it is open to writers of all levels, and requires no advance writing submission in the application. 


•  To be considered, please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any. 


•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance.

January 13-17, 2020


For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.


Requirements
This is an advanced fiction and nonfiction workshop.


•  Please upload a writing sample of up to ten double-spaced pages of fiction or nonfiction. Prepare your submission as a .pdf or .doc file. 


•  Please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any.


•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance. 

January 13-17, 2020

For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.


REQUIREMENTS
This is an advanced writing workshop for fiction writers.


•  Please upload a writing sample of up to ten pages. Please prepare your submission as a .pdf or .doc file. 


•  Please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any.


•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance. 

January 13-17, 2020


For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.


Requirements
This is an advanced poetry workshop.


•  Please upload a writing sample of three to five poems. Please prepare your submission as a .pdf or .doc file. 


•  Please upload a cover letter (500 words or fewer) that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any.


•  The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a $200 deposit will be due within seven days of acceptance. 

January 13-17, 2020


For workshop description and instructor bio, please visit our website.

REQUIREMENTS
This is an advanced workshop.

  • 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.” 
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