How do I apply?
Writing Between the Vines is open to applicants in all genres including fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, and poetry. The program also encourages applications from wine, food, and travel writers.
Our online application form can be found here.
Who are the selection Committee?
A committee of writers, poets, publishers and editors review all applications and award the retreats in each residency period.
Learn more about our 2018 retreats.
How much does the retreat cost? What is the Housing Fee?
There is no housing fee. Retreat stays are provided free of charge.
Are Meals and Transportation costs covered?
No. All costs for meals, transportation and other personal needs are the responsibility of the retreat recipient.
Will I be required to participate in any events during the retreat?
You are free to spend the time at the retreat as you wish. Some locations may host evening reading events that can be arranged directly between writer and winery host upon confirmation of retreat placement. If desired, winery tours, wine tastings, or other events may be arranged directly with your retreat host. When selecting a retreat location, please read the description carefully to determine if a reading or other event will be part of the program.
Will there be other writers at the retreat? Is it like a writers colony?
Writing Between the Vines is not a colony; we offer short-term solo retreats for individuals.
Can I bring along a Spouse, Friend, or Pet to the retreat?
No. Retreats are intended for the writer only. No pets, spouses, or friends are allowed to attend. Depending on the location, some retreats may be set up as collaborative projects and allow for two or more writers to apply as co-residents.