2021 Virtual Memoir Retreat Application Deadline: May 25, 2021 

Only a few spots left in Memoir! Deadline Extended to June 3!

Virtual Poetry Retreat Application Deadline: Open until filled. Two spots left!

Virtual Young Adult Fiction Retreat Application Deadline: June 20, 2021

Applications for all retreats are open now.

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis as they are received.

 Early application is recommended, as enrollment is limited.


Submit the following items by email to to apply:

  1. Cover letter that tells us which retreat you are interested in, and explains who you are and what you are hoping to accomplish in this retreat.  Your cover letter may be an attachment or included in the body of the email. Please note in this letter any physical limitations that affect accessibility (stairs, etc.)
  2. Five-page writing sample in the genre for which you are applying (.doc, .docx, or PDF format as an attachment.  Please do not paste writing sample into the body of the email.)

If you prefer to send your application via postal mail, please send to:

       NBWR, c/o Tanya Miller, PO Box 621, Park Rapids, MN  56470        

Those who are accepted will be notified, and rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.   


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