Apply To Methow Valley

The Methow Valley Workshop is scheduled for May 16-20, 2018 and is currently accepting applications.

Acceptance to the workshop is based upon review of a 10 page writing sample (fiction/memoir/creative non fiction/personal essay/poetry).  Writing samples must be double spaced, using a size 11 or 12 Times New Roman or similar font.

An application fee of $25 is required.  If you are accepted to the workshop, your application fee of $25 will be applied to your tuition.  If you are not accepted to the workshop, we will refund your $25.  Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please click HERE to apply.  (Once you apply you will receive an immediate email confirmation of your application.  Sometimes these go into your junk or bulk mail folder.  If this happens, please add to your safe senders list to make sure you get our acceptance notification!)

If you are accepted, you will be notified of your workshop placement via email and asked to confirm your intention to attend within two weeks by enrolling and submitting a minimum deposit of $1,000. The remaining balance is due March 15th along with the optional supplemental fee of $500 for a single room.  Please note, there are a limited number of single rooms and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fellowships:  WxW offers a limited number of fellowships for the Methow Valley workshop.  Fellowship are highly competitive.  The WxW Board reviews each fellowship submission and awards are made on the merit of the writing sample alone. Please do not send letters of recommendation.  Fellowships cover the cost of tuition.  Winners will be responsible for their own room and board ($750), as well as transportation.  To apply for a fellowship, please check the “Fellowship Submission” box on the workshop application.  The deadline for fellowship consideration is Jan 1.  We are always seeking funding for additional fellowships.  If you would like to sponsor a fellowship, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel by March 15, 2018, your tuition will be refunded minus a $150 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellations made after March 15 are contingent upon filling your place and will be made only if your place is filled. In the unlikely event that we must cancel a workshop and you do not wish to transfer to another workshop, you will receive a full refund.