Apply October 10 – 21 for the November Weekend Intensive Sentient Squid Scholarship

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The next Weekend Intensive is coming up on November 4 – 6. There are four (4) scholarship spots available for this class made possible by many generous donations to our scholarship fund. (Click here to learn more.)

Writers who wish to take the Weekend Intensive but cannot afford it are encouraged to apply. We have a broad definition of financial need that ranges from writers who do not have the money at all to writers who have the funds but can’t afford to use them for a writing class. Please don’t hesitate to apply wherever you exist on that spectrum. (Still not sure whether you should apply? Read this post.)

Writers of Color and Native/First Nations writers are especially encouraged to apply. We’ve set aside one scholarship spot specifically for students who identify as POC or Native.

How to Apply

Starting October 10, please send the following in the body of an email (no attachments, please) to

  • A brief (300 or fewer words) statement of financial need
  • A brief (500 or fewer words) description of a work or works in progress that you hope the class will help you write.
  • A writing sample of 1000 or fewer words. This can be an excerpt from a longer work or flash fiction, from something published or unpublished, as long as it represents what you feel is your best work.
  • If you identify as a Person of Color, Native American, or First Nations, you may indicate that if you wish (it’s not a requirement)

Please send all three in the body of an email by 11:59PM Pacific October 21. We will notify all applicants of their standing by October 23.

If you have any questions, please use our contact form to ask!