The 2023 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. This year, we are returning to an in-person Retreat at Chestnut Hill College outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Applications for fellowships open November 30, 2022.
The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices offers intensive and sophisticated instruction to selected writers over a carefully designed week. The Retreat provides writers access to industry professionals and the opportunity to advance in their craft and careers. It is one of Lambda's most dynamic initiatives: it represents the future of LGBTQ literature. Applicants of the Retreat submit prose, poetry, screen and theatrical manuscript pages that are evaluated for craft, creativity and originality.
Twelve Fellows and one Writer in Residence per workshop are accepted into the competitive program where they spend the week working on their manuscripts, attending guest lectures led by publishing industry professionals, and participating in readings. Ability to pay is in no way part of the decision-making process; we have a robust and ever-growing host of scholarships available. Lambda's Writers Retreat Fellows have gone on to publish an impressive array of works.