Thank you for your interest in Eckerd College's Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise. 

Submissions for the 2017 Writers in Paradise are now open.  Please see below for guidelines.  The submission period will end on November 15th.

Please visit our website for conference information. For questions, please email wip@eckerd.edu.
Ends on 11/15/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00
Faculty: Denise Duhamel

Manuscripts should be 10-15 pages, single-spaced.

Required format for writing samples:

  1. All poems must be submitted as one document.
  2. Font must be 12 pt Times New Roman.
  3. All manuscripts must contain a header or footer with page numbers and author’s name.
  4. Titles of each poem should appear in all caps and each new poem should start on a new page.

Ends on 11/15/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00
Faculty: Ann Hood

Submit the opening 25 pages of a memoir-in-progress or other non-fiction work, plus a one page synopsis. Synopsis should include the following: one brief paragraph summarizing the memoir and status of the project (i.e., unfinished first draft, completed first draft, completed draft which has undergone multiple revisions, etc.). If you are submitting a portion which appears later in the work (for example, pages 25-50), provide a detailed synopsis of the pages prior to your submission (e.g. pages 1-24).

Required format for writing samples:
  1. Page numbers must be consecutive throughout.
  2. Font must be 12 pt Times New Roman.
  3. All prose manuscripts must be double spaced and contain a header or footer with page numbers and author's name.
  4. No extra spacing between paragraphs except that which indicates transitions.
  5. If you submit more than 25 pages prose, the coordinator will cut as necessary.
  6. Do not include title pages or dedications.

Ends on 11/15/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00
Faculty: Laura Lippman, Les Standiford, Sterling Watson

Submit the opening 25 pages of a novel-in-progress, plus a one page synopsis of the book. Synopsis should include the following: one brief paragraph summarizing the novel and status of the project (i.e., unfinished first draft, completed first draft, completed draft which has undergone multiple revisions, etc.). If you are submitting a portion which appears later in the work (for example, pages 25-50), provide a detailed synopsis of the pages prior to your submission (e.g. pages 1-24).

Required format for writing samples:
  1. Page numbers must be consecutive throughout the manuscript.
  2. Font must be 12 pt Times New Roman.
  3. All prose manuscripts must be double spaced. All manuscripts must contain a header or footer with page numbers and author’s name.
  4. No extra spacing between paragraphs except that which indicates transitions.
  5. If you submit more than 25 pages (does not include synopsis), the coordinator will cut as necessary. I.e., if you submit 27 pages, plus two page synopsis, pages 26 & 27 will be deleted to keep within the page maximum.
  6. Do not include title pages or dedications.
Ends on 11/15/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00
Faculty: Andre Dubus III and Stewart O'Nan

Submit one short story (25 pages maximum). No synopsis necessary.

Required format for writing samples:
  1. Page numbers must be consecutive throughout the manuscript.
  2. Font must be 12 pt Times New Roman.
  3. All prose manuscripts must be double spaced. All manuscripts must contain a header or footer with page numbers and author’s name.
  4. No extra spacing between paragraphs except that which indicates transitions.
  5. If you submit more than 25 pages (does not include synopsis), the coordinator will cut as necessary. I.e., if you submit 27 pages, plus two page synopsis, pages 26 & 27 will be deleted to keep within the page maximum.
  6. Do not include title pages or dedications.
Ends on 11/15/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00
Faculty: David Yoo

Submit the opening 25 pages of a YA work-in-progress, plus a one page synopsis of the book.  Synopsis should include the following: one brief paragraph summarizing the book and status of the project (i.e., unfinished first draft, completed first draft, completed draft which has undergone multiple revisions, etc.). If you are submitting a portion which appears later in the work (for example, pages 25-50), provide a detailed synopsis of the pages prior to your submission (e.g. pages 1-24).

Required format for writing samples:
  1. Page numbers must be consecutive throughout the manuscript.
  2. Font must be 12 pt Times New Roman.
  3. All prose manuscripts must be double spaced. All manuscripts must contain a header or footer with page numbers and author’s name.
  4. No extra spacing between paragraphs except that which indicates transitions.
  5. If you submit more than 25 pages (does not include synopsis), the coordinator will cut as necessary. I.e., if you submit 27 pages, plus two page synopsis, pages 26 & 27 will be deleted to keep within the page maximum.
  6. Do not include title pages or dedications.