New England Young Writers' Conference

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Notice: For those who need a little extra time to get in their application we are extending our deadline to November 27, 2016. We're creatives after all and deadlines can come up on us quickly. (FAQ: Does my sponsoring teacher need to send letter? No, just add your sponsoring teacher's name in the area on form which asks for it.)

The New England Young Writers’ Conference (NEYWC) is a four day writing-focused workshop for high school sophomores and juniors in New England and from around the country.  The long weekend is packed with writing seminars, workshops, readings, and opportunities to meet fellow young writers.

Hosted at the Bread Loaf Campus at Middlebury College, students will work with real writers to gain inspiration and develop skills.

High School English teachers or guidance counselors may nominate up to 5 students from their school to participate in the conference.  Up to two may be selected. 

If you are sponsoring teacher you can submit all of your student's applications through your own submittable account. Once you finish an application you can go back to the start and submit the next student application. This is helpful if students don't have access to a computer or to a credit card or paypal account. 

Admission to NEYWC is based on the quality of writing in these manuscripts, as judged by adult committee members, a professional writer, and readers from the schools which sponsor the Conference.

We ask for a one-page sample of your writing. Your one-page manuscript may be one poem, or a short, self-contained project in prose, or an excerpt from a longer story, personal narrative, or play.a short, self-contained project in prose, or an excerpt from a longer story, personal narrative, or play.