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.

Workshop runs July 1-5 (with a break for July 4)

Eligibility:

  • Open to all high school students in Monroe County who are interested in exploring the personal-essay form in preparation for the college application process. Local students who are home-schooled or from unconventional backgrounds are equally encouraged to apply.
  • Space is limited. Priority will be given to rising seniors about to embark on the college admissions process, but other interested students (rising sophomores and juniors) are encouraged to apply as well and will be accepted as space allows.
  • Participants in the Young Writers Studio (taking place the previous week) are also welcome to apply for this separate program, which is free of charge. 

How to Apply:
Complete the form below and write a short letter introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to participate in this workshop. Please let us know your thoughts, questions, or concerns about the writing process. Your candor will help us further cater the workshop to your needs. (Letters should be 250 – 500 words.) 

Please note: If you are also applying to the Young Writers Studio, you may use that letter for this application. 

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.

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:

  • 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 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

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

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

1. SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST LETTER: 

In no more than 750 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.


2. 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. You may apply for up to two workshops, indicating a first choice and second choice.
*Please note: for mixed level workshops (which usually do not require an advanced submission), please upload a writing sample of up to five pages that best reflects your work.


3. 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 12, 2019. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis and will continue to offer aid as long as funding remains available.

January 13-17, 2020


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

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


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.

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


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.

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


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.

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


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.

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


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.

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


REQUIREMENTS
This is a generative fiction and creative nonfiction workshop.


•  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.

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


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.

Please note: If you are seeking financial aid for this workshop, submit your application materials here (not via this form).


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. 

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