The Great River Writer’s Retreat

31 March 2009

When: Applications accepted no later than June 15, 2009
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Writers, how would you like to spend seven nights, all expenses paid, in an historic setting on the Mississippi River working on your manuscript? Midwest Writing Center is offering this opportunity to residents of Iowa or Illinois writing in any genre.

Please send a 10-page sample of your work (poets: 10 pages of poetry, one poem per page; fiction and nonfiction writers: 10 pages of a short story, essay, novel excerpt or other work, accompanied by a brief synopsis if necessary). The work sample should be taken from writing done in the last three years.

Include three copies of your resume (listing publications and any relevant work experience) and a statement describing the project you intend to work on while at The Great River Writer’s Retreat.

The winning writer will receive seven nights accommodation October 17-24, 2009 at Fulton’s Landing Guest House on the Mississippi River, plus travel and meal stipends, as well as an invitation to read at the Midwest Writing Center.

The application and full contest rules are available on our website at:

Entries must be postmarked by June 15. Include a $15 reading fee (nonrefundable) payable by check to Midwest Writing Center. Application fees may also be charged to VISA and MasterCard by contacting the center at (563) 324-1410.

Mail your completed application form, supporting materials, proof of Iowa or Illinois residency and manuscript (no more than 10 double spaced, typed pages) and a $15 reading fee by June 15 to:

Midwest Writing Center
The Great River Retreat
225 E. 2nd Street
Suite 303
Davenport, IA 52801

For further information about this program, or the Midwest Writing Center, contact Renee at 563-324-1410 or via email

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