Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award in Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature!

Registration is open for the Iceland Writers Retreat. In addition to general registration, which is currently open to all, organisers have scholarships slots available for those with financial need. The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2024.

Scholarship applications are due Oct 31, 2023 by 11:59 pm GMT.

Who can apply?
Anyone who is aged 18 or over on April 24, 2024 is eligible to apply for an Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award (anyone is welcome to independently register and attend the event without a scholarship). The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that they do not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award. Candidates do not need to be professional writers, but should be serious about the craft and interested in developing their skills and contacts. Their writing interests must fit well with the faculty for the 2024 retreat (i.e. literary fiction, non-fiction, memoir). Family members of the judges and those who have already attended the IWR are not eligible to apply.

How are the recipients chosen?

The recipients will be chosen based primarily on two factors:

- The potential they demonstrate (or has demonstrated) as a writer.

- Their need for financial support to be able to attend.

The organisers will also evaluate based on the other questions in the application, though, so make sure to tell them about yourself and why you think you’d be the perfect match for the Iceland Writers Retreat.

Applications will be reviewed by a group of IWR alumni. The final decision on the award recipient will be made by the IWR Founding Directors.

All informations can be found HERE


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