Ends on June 8, 2017$5.00
Murphy Writing of Stockton University Presents
Live Free and Write
August 13-18, 2017
Dexter's Inn, Sunapee, NH
This scholarship offers $500 towards one writer's tuition to attend Live Free and Write in New Hampshire. The recipient will need to pay for the remainder of the tuition and transportation.

Live Free and Write Scholarship Application
A panel of judges will review the submissions and make their selections based on a combination of merit and need. Applications will be accepted until June 8, 2017. There is a $5 application fee to help offset the cost of administering the scholarship. Requirements:
  • Be a first-time Live Free and Write participant who is 18 or over as of August 13, 2017.
  • Select your preferred workshop. See http://murphywriting.com/nh for choices.
  • Prepare a brief bio, a paragraph describing your financial need and a brief personal statement telling us why you would like to attend Live Free and Write, each 150 words or less.
  • Format a single document with 5 pages of poetry (one poem per page, single spaced) or 5 pages of prose (double spaced). It is up to you whether to submit published or unpublished piece(s). Excerpts of longer pieces are okay. Please note that if your submission exceeds 5 pages and/or does not meet the formatting guidelines, your application will not be considered.
  • Complete this online application with the files above and pay the $5 application fee, which is used to help administer the scholarship process.
  • Deadline: June 8, 2017.
  • Please note: We are unable to accept snail mail applications.
  • Scholarship recipient will be announced on June 27, 2017 on http://murphywriting.com/nh.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am applying for a scholarship and am interested in both workshops. Is it possible for me to send a writing sample of both? What do you suggest?
A: We can only consider one application per writer and recommend submitting your strongest work. It's fine if your workshop is in a different genre than the writing you submit; we hear from a number of writers wanting to expand into a new genre and support it wholeheartedly.

Q: I would like to sign up for Live Free and Write to make sure I get a seat in my first choice workshop. Is it still possible to apply for a scholarship and will I get a refund if I receive one?
A: Yes, you are absolutely welcome to apply as long as you meet the other requirements. The same Fine Print and Cancellation Policy applies.

Q: Where can I find out more?
A: http://murphywriting.com/nh
Murphy Writing of Stockton University announces a call for submissions for:
Challenges for the Delusional: Part II
Deadline: June 8, 2017
Diode Editions (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar) will publish a second volume of Challenges for the Delusional to coincide with the 25th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway. 

The anthology will begin with a sampling of Peter's prompts for poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The remainder will feature published and unpublished poetry and prose written by participants and faculty at any Murphy Writing getaway.

We invite you to submit your work. Compensation for pieces that are chosen will be in the form of one copy of the published volume, as well as our eternal thanks. In addition, you will be invited to share your work at one of the Challenges II readings to be scheduled in 2018.

Submission Process
Submissions will be accepted until June 8, 2017. There is a $2 fee to help offset the cost of using Submittable. 

  • Each submitted piece must have been written at a Murphy Writing getaway.
  • Format a single Word document with a standard 12 pt font—like Times New Roman—with either of the following:
    • 3 pages of poetry
      • one poem per page, single spaced
    • or up to 2,000 words of prose (self-contained excerpts of longer pieces are welcome)
      • double spaced
      • This can be 1 longer piece or multiple shorter pieces (maximum of 3).
  • We welcome previously published work for which you own the rights. Please include any citations of where they've appeared and a sentence saying that you own the rights.
  • If you remember which program your pieces are from, tell us where, when, your workshop leader, etc. If you don't remember, please remind us which Murphy Writing getaway(s) you've attended.
  • Complete this online application with the files above and pay the $2 submission fee.
  • Please adhere to these formatting guidelines or your submission will not be considered.
  • Deadline: June 8, 2017.
  • Decisions will be announced via email by the fall.
Questions? Email our editors at getawayanthology@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it possible for me to send a writing sample of both poetry and prose? 
A: We can only consider one application per writer and recommend submitting work in your strongest genre.