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2004 Professional Writing Retreat B

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2004 Professional Writing Retreat B

Editing and Publication

August 5–8, 2004

The Inn at Sunrise Springs
Santa Fe, New Mexico

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2004 NWP Professional Writing Retreats. Please apply next year. This retreat is designed to help writers near the end of the writing process. Like Retreat A, it is designed to support writing about the profession. This retreat, however, is tailored for writers who have a completed draft.

Retreat activities include: * line editing for clarity, economy, style, and precision * documenting sources accurately * integrating and using sources thoughtfully * choosing appropriate journals or other professional publications * writing query and cover letters. Participants will leave this retreat with a manuscript ready for publication. Equally important, participants will leave with a set of skills and practices that will enable them to support publication efforts at their local site. Retreat B is limited to 15 participants. Participation in the retreats is by application only. The pool of participants chosen will be as representative as possible of the geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the writing project. It will include teacher-consultants and site leaders—kindergarten through university—with a range of writing interests, experience, and content-area knowledge.

Travel and Lodging

NWP will cover the cost of double-occupancy rooms and meals. Participants are responsible for travel costs and incidentals. (Local sites may be able to help with travel expenses.) Deadline: March 19, 2004. Notification by: April 23, 2004.
Applications are no longer being accepted. To view the original application information, click here.


For more information, contact Jeanine Ertl at


New Direction for NWP Writing Retreats in 2004 (2004)
This year, NWP is initiating Professional Writing Retreat B, "Editing and Publication," for writers who have a completed draft.

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