Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its second annual two-week writing retreat at Blue Sky Retreat in Taos, New Mexico, set to be held in the middle of August. The retreat is open exclusively to women of color, and there is a scholarship opportunity for Arab women:
The two-week retreat is set for October 13- 27, 2018, and Jenna Wortham will be the official writer-in-residence.
Throughout the retreat, organizers say, there will be daily Skype master classes with agents, editors, and women in publishing. According to organizers, these sessions are mandatory for retreat participants.
The residencies are open to “professional and emerging women writers of color at work on book projects.” They add: “Women with and without MFAs are eligible, and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree program are now eligible to apply for a fellowship.”
Applicants must include a project proposal, a reference, and a writing sample.
Moreover, they write:
We are pleased to offer seventeen fully-funded scholarship opportunities. All reference letters need to be submitted by the application deadline. For fellowships that require income verification, you will need to provide your tax documentation once you are a finalist. No tax documentation is necessary if you do not make it to the final round. Please read the eligibility guidelines carefully. The application deadline is Sunday April 1, 2018 midnight/PST and recommendation letters need to be received by April 1, 2018 midnight/PST. Acceptance notifications will be mailed out through June 1, 2018.
One fellowship has been set aside to cover “the full retreat attendance rate for an Arab woman/ woman of the Middle East writing prose.” This fellowship includes a $500 travel stipend.
More about applying here.