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Update – all of our workshops are filled. Auditor spots have been filled and on campus housing is filled.

Applications and registrations were processed first-come, first-served beginning February 1, 2019. Workshops were closed at 12 participants. We maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations.

  • Once a workshop fills, applicants may be waitlisted if they wish.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically by completing the form below.
  • Writing samples are uploaded to the electronic submission form. Include your name and contact information on the writing sample and in the body of the email.
  • Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Hybrid Poetry & Prose Workshops: A writing sample in the genre you are applying  for must be submitted unless you are applying in a genre for a workshop that you’ve previously attended at the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference. Please include your name and page numbers on each submission. Note: You may submit either prose or poetry for the Hybrid Poetry & Prose Experiments Workshop.
  • Submit 5- to 10-pages of poetry or 10- to 25 pages of prose. The submission may also be used for a manuscript consultation.
  • Questions regarding the status of a submission should be sent to