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IUWC Registration

Indiana University Writers' Conference 2015
May 30 - June 3, 2015

There are two ways to attend the conference.

You may register for a WORKSHOP, for which you will submit a writing sample for admission, as well as a manuscript to distrubute a group discussion (you may submit one manuscript for both purposes if you wish). Workshop registration gives you access to all classes, readings and receptions.

The other way is by taking CLASSES ONLY. For this, you needn't submit work for admission and won't be required to share your work with others (though there are plenty of opportunities to read aloud and share your work if you wish). CLASSES ONLY gives you access to all conference readings and receptions as well.

We encourage early registration for workshop participants.

Please read the following instructions before clicking on the "REGISTER" link below. You will also find detailed instruction as you work through the online registration form.

How to Register

  • A $50 nonrefundable registration fee is required; we cannot process your application without it. This fee will be applied to your final bill.
  • The cost for a WORKSHOP is $575 (which includes all classes).
  • For CLASSES ONLY, the cost is $350.
  • If you are applying for a workshop you must provide a manuscript along with your application.
  • THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for a scholarship, you need only pay the $50.00 registration fee at this time. After scholarship decisions have been made, you will return to the registration link below to pay the balance of your tuition. We will give you detailed instructions about how to proceed at that time.
  • You do not need to submit a manuscript if you are only applying for CLASSES ONLY.

Manuscript requirements

If you are applying for a fiction workshop, or a poetry workshop, you will need to submit a manuscript. This will be the manuscript that we will send to your workshop teacher; it will also be the same manuscript that YOU distribute to members of your workshop at the conference.

Prose workshop manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages; and poetry manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages.

All manuscripts must have:

  • your name
  • the genre of the submission
  • your contact information printed only on a title page

Scholarships

We have limited, merit-based scholarship funding. You may apply for a scholarship whether you are taking CLASSES ONLY or participating in a fiction or poetry WORKSHOP. To apply, you must submit a manuscript. The manuscript you submit for scholarship consideration may be the same as the manuscript you submit to your workshop, or you can submit one manuscript for scholarship consideration and a different one for workshop distribution. Please designate your preference.

Send all manuscripts to:

IUWC
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave
Ballantine Hall 470
Bloomington, IN 47405

You should keep a copy of the manuscript you submit for workshop; the conference will not be responsible for lost manuscripts.

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